University of York

University of York

Renewable Energy Technician

United Kingdom

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Renewable Energy Technician


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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Hours of work


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University of York campus

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To be confirmed

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  • Role Description School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards, which recognise our commitment to creating an equitable and fully inclusive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.

    The School is committed to the development of technical staff and The University of York is a signatory of the Technician Commitment.https: // www.

    The role will be the lead Electrical Specialist in the area of Renewable Energy with responsibility for the day to day management of the Renewable Energy Laboratory, as well as assisting in the operation of the Rotational Machines Laboratory by facilitating the running and maintenance of a wide range of equipment.

    Other activities include undertaking the design, development, construction and modifications to a wide variety of standard and specialised equipment and also includes schematic capture and PCB layouts, 3D CAD modelling, 3D printing, equipment repairs and providing advice on electrical/electronic issues.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will have:

  • Degree or equivalent in appropriate science discipline or HNC, HND and appropriate significant experience
  • Electrically Authorised Person or willingness and able to obtain
  • In depth knowledge of 3 phase electrical systems to component level and electronic test and measurement equipment
  • A broad understanding and in depth knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations of the work area, for example COSHH and risk assessment
  • A broad understanding of the detail of BS7671:2018 and initial and periodic testing
  • Proven competence and ability to design, construct, repair and maintain 3 phase electrical systems
  • Proven ability to work independently with initiative, using problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner and communicate with students, staff and stakeholders
  • Excellent IT and analytical skills using a range of specialist software where required
  • Ability to contribute to specification documentation for the tendering and service of complex equipment
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Ian Helliwell on [email protected] or contact [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Renewable Energy Technician


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    April 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 30, 2024

    Job type



    Engineering,Physics,Space Science

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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