Senior Technical Officer (in Thermal Management Rigs)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 25 Jun 2023


Cranfield University


School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

36 months


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £38,426 per annum

About the Role

This post focuses on providing technical expertise in the design, operation, and maintenance of a cryogenic fuel test rig within the Gas Turbine Engineering Laboratories. The role will involve being the first point of contact for analysis, problem solving and faults finding in a complex novel installation. At certain times it will be necessary to implement configuration changes or upgrading the test rig. This will involve coordination with other parts of the university, stakeholders and/or external contractors.

About You

You will be educated to HNC/D level in construction management, mechanical or electrical engineering (or relevant engineering subjects) and have experience managing small or medium multidisciplinary teams. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in the fields of power plants, gas turbines, and/or thermal management (industrial refrigeration/heat pumps). and a background in cryogenics fuels would be an advantage. You will be confident in developing and maintaining Risk Assessments, documenting methods of operation and working independently with tools and workshop machinery, with knowledge of manufacturing process and material selection & an understanding of non-destructive methods of inspections.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway.  Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.  Find out more about our work here About Aerospace .

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here .

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

For an informal discussion about this campus-based opportunity, please contact Eduardo Anselmi Palma (E):

As part of this role, you may be required to obtain UK Security Clearance

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