Senior Civil Technician (80928-107)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

The post has an anticipated start date of 1 November 2017 and is fixed term to 30 September 2018.

The School of Engineering seek to appoint a new Senior Civil Technician to provide technical support to the EPSRC-funded project entitled “Characterising dynamic performance of fibre reinforced polymer structures for resilience and sustainability”. This project will provide a step change to design practice by developing new procedures and recommendations for design against dynamic actions. This will be achieved by: developing an instrumented laboratory bridge structure at the University of Warwick that will provide unique insight into both static and dynamic performance over the course of the project; providing novel experimental data on dynamic properties and in-service vibration response of ten full-scale FRP structures; and critical evaluation of the numerical modelling and current vibration serviceability design approaches.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

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You will provide technical support to the EPSRC project entitled “Characterising dynamic performance of fibre reinforced polymer structures for resilience and sustainability.

You will liaise with Civil Engineering staff and the project team within project areas requiring technical support, equipment, tooling and space requirements in the Civil Engineering area. You will provide technical support for project work packages including planning around appropriate instrument set-up and calibration alongside the functional running of laboratories whilst ensuring the maintenance of equipment. You will contribute to the planning and execution of laboratory and field work through setting up and use of equipment.

You will have successfully completed or be working towards completing a HNC in Civil Engineering or equivalent. You will have achieved GCSE in Maths, English and Science or a similar qualification. You will have the ability to use your own initiative and take responsibility for achieving objectives. You will have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills in engaging with others within the School. You will have substantial experience in performing routine civil engineering testing and a good understanding of engineering materials. You will have a good understanding of engineering materials and previous experience in the use of hand and machine tools.

Closing Date: 24 October 2017

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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