Senior Engineer

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Deadline: 01 Mar 2020

Fibre & Systems Group


Highfield Campus


£30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (36 months)

Closing Date:  

Sunday 01 March 2020

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



You will join our team within the world-renowned Optical Fibre Fabrication Group at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton University. This is a varied position offering you the opportunity to apply your specialist knowledge and expertise in a research and enterprise environment.  You will be responsible for resolving technical issues and equipment operation along with developing procedures and protocols to ensure the working environment is safe in line with safety standards for staff, researchers, subcontractors, and visitors. 

In addition, you will apply your mechanical and electrical knowledge to repair items and contribute to the development of equipment capabilities. There will be a requirement to monitor cleanroom equipment and infrastructure and carry out regular service maintenance and calibration schedules to maintain the accuracy of fabrication output and contribute to organising large equipment projects by using specialist knowledge and experience of installation.

You will demonstrate a skill level equivalent to achievement of HND, NVQ4, Degree in Physics/Chemistry/Engineering related discipline and experience of working in an engineering environment or basic professional qualification and be experienced in working within a cleanroom environment.  It is also essential that you have proven experience in maintaining facilities and resolving process equipment and service users issues. 

If you want to find out more about this role please contact Professor Jayanta Kumar Sahu (, +44 23 80593162).

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the Zepler Institute. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. 

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*Please note: upon appointment your title will change to Specialist Technician.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1237020PN on all correspondence.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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