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Civil Engineering Technician

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Salary icon £26,445 - £31,396 per annum
Location icon Paisley , Renfrewshire

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Paisley Campus


Grade 4: £26,445 - £31,396 per annum

Full-time: 35 hours per week


The Post- Civil Engineering Technician

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to provide a supportive and inclusive working environment. The School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences is a multidisciplinary academic centre and the winner of the Times Higher Education’s Knowledge Exchange Initiative of the Year 2020. It offers a diverse range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and delivers knowledge exchange and active research projects across the portfolio.

We are presently inviting applications for the post of Civil Engineering Technician, which will primarily provide technical support to taught programmes, research and commercial activity within the Civil Engineering disciplines. The postholder will be responsible for the provision of technical support ensuring the effective and efficient operation of a range of workshop and laboratory equipment.

To deliver in this busy role you will have a broad-based knowledge of civil engineering equipment including the safe operation of equipment and machines related to civil engineering such as cement mixers, rock crushers and other material preparation equipment, knowledge and/or experience of surveying equipment including theodolites and levels would be advantageous. Additional in-house training will be provided as necessary. Experience of welding or forklift driving would be beneficial. The successful applicant may be required to support general operations in other areas of the school.

The successful candidate should:

  • Be educated to a minimum of HNC level or equivalent.
  • Have relevant and practical work experience in the field of civil engineering.
  • Have completed an appropriate apprenticeship
  • Be flexible and having an adaptable approach to work is crucial as is the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety practices.
  • Have a working knowledge of basic IT.

About us

University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).

The School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences offers industry-focussed teaching and research opportunities that deliver solutions to real-world problems. You will join an innovative and supportive team, playing a key role in driving forward our ambition to deliver transformational change, through outputs that have a tangible, early and positive impact on society across the globe. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, extensive expertise in research and development, and our robust collaborations with multinational companies across the world.

The benefits we can offer you are:

  • 24 days annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional day’s leave on your birthday
  • 19.3% employer’s pension contribution including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A superior working environment within a progressive culture
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources through our partners, Health Assured
  • Professional and career development opportunities.

Closing date: Friday 24th November 2023

Interview date: Friday 8th December 2023

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a "Disability Confident" employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

Required skills

  • 1
    Technical Support
  • 1
    Working Team
  • 1
  • 1
    IT skills
  • 1
    Health and Safety Practices
  • 1
    Practical Work Experience

Reference: 51544882

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