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Technical Operations Manager

Electronic Engineering
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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The Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.  We are seeking to appoint a Technical Operations Manager to support our large and vibrant department at this exciting time of our expansion upon the retirement of the current role holder.

The Department is proud to hold the Bronze Award from Athena SWAN and as a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish and to excel.

The University is a signatory of the Technician Commitment


The Technical Operations Manager will have lead responsibility for co-ordinating and managing the quality of technical infrastructure activities in the department.  You will direct and co-ordinate a wide range of services provided by workshops and laboratories and supervise teams of technical staff to ensure that the Department’s teaching and research activities are supported effectively and efficiently. 

The Technical Manager is a key member of the Department Management Team, working closely with the Head of Department, the Department Manager and other senior colleagues.  You will manage the use of all departmental space, and will be responsible for maintaining a safe working environment across the department.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Degree or equivalent significant experience in science or engineering;
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body;
  • In-depth current practical knowledge and understanding of the principles of engineering research, equipment and technical support services within the area of Electronic Engineering and associated disciplines;
  • Significant experience managing, leading and motivating technical staff and teams to achieve results;
  • Proven management skills, including service delivery, strategic planning, project management and financial management;
  • Significant experience in a senior technical role in a large organisation.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      New Athena Swan Bronze Award              

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.