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Technical Services Manager
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Recruiter: UCL
Listed on: 19th July
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £43884 - £51769
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1815117
Contact Name: UCL

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The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is looking to recruit a highly competent member of staff to have complete oversight and operational control of the IT and technical services required to support world-class teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities.   The post holder will develop a deep understanding of the department's infrastructure requirements and have strategic oversight of the areas within the remit, providing input into the department's strategy and planning. Working under the direction of the Head of Department and with input to / support from the Departmental Manager, the post holder will be responsible for leading and managing the teams of technical support staff (currently eleven staff), who support the department's teaching and research activities, through the provision of IT, laboratories (teaching and learning as well as research) and workshop services. The successful candidate will need to gain an understanding of the infrastructure provision within the department and identify current and future infrastructure requirements including equipment planning to support the department's activities and ensure efficient utilisation of resources. They will also be required to develop and implement the department's estate and equipment strategy in line with relevant Faculty and College strategies. The postholder will also provide high quality project management support of projects undertaken on behalf of the department. This may include managing scope and change requests, monitoring of spend and decisions regarding value for money as well as taking a lead to resolve issues such as post-completion project snagging. The successful candidate will also be expected to gain a sound understanding of the health and safety risks of the department's estate and related activities and the implementation of current polices as well as present estates and technical services updates at departmental meetings and the Strategy Day as and when appropriate.
The successful candidate should have the ability to lead and manage a team of technical staff as well as experience in dealing with suppliers, distributors and contractors and managing external relationships to deliver projects. A degree or equivalent experience in areas aligned to Electronic and Electrical Engineering / IT Systems and Software is essential as is a sound working knowledge of safe laboratory and workshop practices and procedures and experience of working in or managing a laboratory based environment. Applicants should be able to work under their own initiative and to tight deadlines and have budget and financial reporting experience. Experience of the Higher Education sector with knowledge of the requirements of research and student focused support is desirable.
Closing Date: 12/8/2019
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: tbc
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.
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