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Engineering Manager

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Scotland, Edinburgh
£50702 - £56336 per annum + £5,000 allowance available
Closing date
7 Nov 2021

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Engineering Manager
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The UK Astronomy Technology Centre is seeking an engineering manager with a good understanding of large, multi-disciplinary projects. As a new role within the facility, this is an exciting and diverse opportunity for an experienced manager to join us and make this role their own!

About this opportunity:

You will have hands-on experience of leading multi-discipline engineering projects across the engineering lifecycle, leading a diverse range of project partner needs and requirements to achieve the desired outcome and a good understanding of quality assurance.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise project performance by conducting regular reviews to ensure that the relevant processes and standards are met, as well as the suitability of the design.
  • Implement continuous improvement of procedures.
  • Line manage senior engineering staff.
  • Support operational delivery and efficiency for our projects in terms of end to end quality management in each engineering field.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Extensive experience in line management, ideally in an engineering environment.
  • Technical skills to ensure the delivered products are of high quality.
  • Drive and passion to build and maintain a quality culture within the organisation.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance!

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

How to apply:

In your application, please provide your CV and a cover letter which showcases your skills and experience in relation to the criteria we have set for this role. Closing Date is 7th November 2021.


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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