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Senior Technical Lead (Modules)

The University of Sheffield
Birchwood Park, Warrington
£56,592 to £63,673 per annum
Closing date
12 Sep 2022
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Job reference number: UOS034113

Department: Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Group

Salary: Grade 9 £56,592 to £63,673 per annum, with potential to progress to £73,786 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

Closing date: 12 September 2022.

Do you want to work for a top 100 University who offer many employee benefits and incentives?

We are looking for a Senior Technical Lead - Modules. You will join the Modules Group at our facility at Birchwood Park and will be part of a wider team within the Nuclear AMRC. You will lead all aspects of the strategy and technical delivery of modular innovation projects for the nuclear sector. The civil nuclear sector requires thousands of safety-critical manufactured products including reactor pressure vessels, waste containers, mechanical equipment etc. to support the delivery of current and next generation reactors.

Combining your knowledge and interpersonal skills you will provide technical leadership by bringing a variety of manufacturing disciplines together whilst acting as the ‘go-to’ contact for challenges related to modularisation in the nuclear industry.

Day to Day Activities:

• Researching, strategising, applying and demonstrating technologies that can reduce the cost and improve the security of a range of manufacture products for key nuclear organisations looking to deploy their technologies in the sector.

• Provide technical authority on the modularisation processes relating to industry challenges including, but not limited to, machining, welding, non-destructive evaluation, metrology, automation, assembly, factory planning and costing planning.

• Working with the dedicated project manager for delivery of high-quality projects to time and cost as well as the business development manager to develop new business for the centre.This exciting opportunity will provide the chance to travel both nationally and internationally on a regular basis, building your network and contacts and interacting with our partners.

Skills and experience required:

• A good technical degree (mechanical or manufacturing) or can demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise gained through relevant experience.

• The ability to demonstrate expertise in both low and high-volume manufacturing processes and methodologies.

• In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes such as machining, welding, metrology, assembly, Non-Destructive Examination etc.

• Ability to build relationships, communicate and lead effectively whilst promoting inclusion and collegiality.

We are committed to investing in our staff and exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University. We believe in the importance of encouraging an inclusive workplace and strive to offer meaningful development opportunities. To get a better idea of what it is like to work here please check out our webpage.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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