The Bartlett School of Architecture is seeking a senior robotics technician to join its faculty in London.
Closing date: 5/6/2022
Interview date: TBC
Contract: full time (job share considered)/permanent
The salary range will be £45,610 – £53,757 per annum, inclusive of London allowance.
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8.
UCL is one of the leading research and teaching intensive multi-faculty universities in the world. The Bartlett School of Architecture is one of the world’s most exciting architecture schools, set within UCL’s faculty of The Built Environment. Our staff are at the forefront of international research and teaching, encompassing individual excellence, interdisciplinary collaborations, and pioneering methodologies. This role will join the team of The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange (B-made) which operates across two sites, with manufacturing centres in the Bartlett School of Architecture’s Bloomsbury site and in UCL’s newly developed Here East site supporting the university’s vanguard move to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, (QEOP) Stratford.
The Bartlett has invested heavily in new resources and making facilities, spending over £10M on advanced fabrication equipment including in the realm of robotics and automation. Automation cells at Here East and at 22 Gordon Street are purposely brand agnostic and reconfigurable and adaptable by design, using ABB, KUKA, Staubli, Universal Robots, Franka Emika. The associated end effector, systems hard and software, Health and Safety and communication protocols are equally vendor agnostic, engaging with Siemens, Beckhoff, Schunk, ATI, HDS and SICK. This wide bandwidth of vendor specific technologies requires support that is fundamentally technologically fluent, able to work across the interfaces towards specific and compliant goals.
The post holder will provide day-to-day support for automation and robotics activities in B-made. They will be able to translate their technical skills into teachable outcomes that support and develop students’ skill sets and projects. The post holder will train students and staff how to effectively engage with and use the robotics facilities and will help develop their projects. Additionally, the post holder will manage infrastructural and adaptive automation technologies across the mechanical, electronic and communications interfaces. This role supports research initiatives in B-made and across the faculty and will also develop Health and Safety and other strategic departmental and cross Faculty goals.
This role supports existing and future investments in automation by facilitating the evolution of scholarship in automation-coordinated design.
This job description describes a wide breadth of skills, experience and qualifications to help potential applicants consider how they may compliment the role; We strongly encourage applications from candidates who may partially meet the requirements if the essential criteria listed in the person specifications are met. B-made as an entity values a demonstrable aptitude to learn, especially in the fast-evolving realm of automation, which we will reflect in this recruitment process. All applicants are requested to read the requirements in the person specification (within the job description document) carefully, before applying.
Successfully shortlisted applicants who are invited to interview, will be given the opportunity to share a portfolio or examples of their work to help demonstrate the Person Specifications outlined in the job description.
For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please visit our website and search on reference number 1883482
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Viktoria Viktorija, [email protected].
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Closing date: 5/6/2022
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department