Principal Technical Officer (UEZ)

  • Job Reference: 026854
  • Date Posted: 17 March 2020
  • Recruiter: University of Hertfordshire
  • Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £28,331 to £30,942
  • Bonus/Benefits: potential to progress by annual increments to £33,797
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 18 months

Job Description

Main duties & responsibilities

As Principal Technical Officer you will be responsible for preparation of materials and equipment for commercial clients as required in one or more areas of the School. This will mainly involve support for specialist techniques in the manufacture of parts and material preparation for clients in the University Enterprise Zone and occasional support in other areas within the School. Furthermore, you will be required to liaise with Estates and contractors regarding management and maintenance of the demonstration and experimental areas for clients and occasionally the undergraduate and post graduate students and ensuring that the work undertaken is in line with the School requirements. 


Skills and experience needed

You must be able to manage a technical team to provide technical support for commercial clients, teaching and research activity within the laboratories run by the School. To assist in the further developments of equipment and facilities within the School technical labs and workshops. Coordination of planned activities across the satellite areas and labs linked to the UEZ hub.


Proven professional experience of working in a client facing environment and/or with students in FE or HE sector. Substantial proven experience and skills required in some or all the following: prototype build, concept part assembly, CAD and CAM. Experience of manufacturing high precision metal/plastic parts would be desirable. Be able to be client facing for the UEZ Hub activities and events.


Qualifications required

A minimum of a recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent.


Please ensure you show in your application how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.


The University is required to meet UKVI visa regulations and we are not able to sponsor for this position. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed.


Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Susan Murray, Deputy Dean at


To apply, please visit our website using the Apply button on this page. You will need to register and complete an online application form.


Closing date: 15 April 2020.


The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 25 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.