Head of Engineering

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Manchester
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Head of Engineering

University of Manchester

Cheshire, UK

£51,630 to £61,618 per annum according to experience

Ref: S&E-13330


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Engineering at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA), a world leader in radio astronomy research and technological development. JBCA operates the Lovell Telescope and the e-MERLIN/Very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) national facility.


You will lead a culture of continuous improvement and motivate technical teams designing and developing state of the art systems for national and international astronomical research projects. As a talented engineer with a background in successfully delivering large-scale technology programmes, you will define and acquire new instrumentation projects and apply for sources of external funding in order to realise JBCA’s vision.


You will represent JBCA internationally, promoting its facilities and technological developments, whilst developing collaborations with research institutions and stakeholders including the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) organisation also located at Jodrell Bank.


This will be a challenging yet rewarding role that will play a key part in taking JBCA forward as a world-leading science and engineering facility.



· Vacancy: Jane Cox at jane.cox@manchester.ac.uk

· General: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 275 4499.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.


Closing date: 26 February 2019 at midnight.


An equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are on merit.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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