Vacancy: Technical Skills Instructor in Aeronautical Engineering at De Montfort University

By 20th March 2020 Jobs

Technical Skills Instructor (Aeronautical Engineering)

Reference: T-60809958-09

Location: Leicester
Faculty / Function: Faculty of Technology
Salary: Grade E – £27,511 – £33,797
Closing Date: 12 April 2020
Contract Type: Permanent
Contracted Hours per week: Full Time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.

A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

The Faculty of Computing Sciences, Engineering and Media is home to a diverse range of courses taught by experienced academics in professional facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology equipping students with the skills and specialist knowledge to solve real-world problems.

The Aeronautical Engineering facilities have received significant investment, including dedicated Aeronautical Engineering laboratory spaces and equipment. This investment means that students can work with a purpose-built subsonic wind tunnel for experimental investigation of aerodynamics, considering different shapes and aircraft test models. The centrepiece of our facilities is an industry-standard flight simulator AIRFOX DISO, where students can gain can gain experience of flight performance, stability and control of aircraft models.


A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced “hands on” Aeronautical Engineering Technician to work as a member of the technical support team in the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development.

You will be providing technical assistance to staff and students in the day to day running of the Aeronautical Laboratories and other associated areas supporting learning, teaching, research and development, and external income generation activities.

Ideal Candidate

You will be expected to prioritise and organise workload with minimal supervision, have a high level of accuracy and strong attention to detail. You must be well motivated, flexible and able to work without close supervision as well as within a team environment.

You must be qualified to degree or equivalent level in an Engineering subject with experience of working within a wind tunnel or other aerodynamic testing facilities. Knowledge of renewable energy systems and health & safety is critical.