Vacancy: Senior Technical Specialist (HV & Electrical System) at The University of Manchester (Closed)

By 20th February 2023 March 10th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Senior Technical Specialist (HV & Electrical System)


Location:  Manchester

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: FSE Technical Services

Salary: Grade 7 £43,414 to £53,353 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Contract: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date:  14/03/2023

Reference:  SAE-021164


The University of Manchester ( is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with one of the biggest student communities. In total, 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here and 83% of our research was ranked as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. Furthermore more than nine out of ten of our recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) comprises two multi-discipline Schools; the School of Engineering and the School of Natural Sciences, each led by a Head of School and Head of School Operations. The School of Engineering is made up of four academic departments and the School of Natural Sciences is made up of five academic departments. For more information please visit

Overall Purpose of the Job

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Senior Technical Specialist to join our dynamic technical operations team, which strives to provide a sector leading technical support for FSE and the wider University.

The High Voltage (HV) and Electrical Systems Platform builds upon the innovative, creative, practical and research capabilities of our enterprising technical staff.  The platform aims to accelerate interdisciplinary research by recognising the intrinsic synergies in the experimental workflows of Natural Science and Engineering.  The Senior Technical Specialist will be primarily responsible for directing and leading the platform coorindating and interacting with research, teaching and industrial stakeholders throughout this process.

As the senior lead within the High Voltage and Electrical Systems Platform, the Senior Technical Specialist will

  • Be required to lead and support the work of the High Voltage (HV) and Electrical Systems Platform within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The primary focus of this role will be the provision of support of world-class research and teaching along with work with industry.
  • Be expected to play a key role in ensuring our experimental facilities run efficiently and develop in response to the needs of the research. They will be expected to have a close and supportive working relationship with the academic staff and their researchers who are delivering research projects.
  • Direct and support facilities and themes including the Department of EEE’s Power and Energy Division which includes themes such as Power Conversion, High Voltage and Power Systems.
  • Will need to collaborate, cooperate and work effectively with other platforms utilising facilities and Platforms such as Mechanical Testing, Optical and Electronic, Advanced Manufacturing, Workshops and Surface via the PPMS booking system.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: John Warren Technical Operations Manager – Research


General enquiries:


Technical support:

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see this link for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.