Title Technical Operations Manager
Salary 28,000 – 35,000
Job Information

The Technical Operations Manager will oversee the Workshop, Research and Development, IT and Facilities operations, ensuring products, processes and facilities are delivered to a consistent and high quality standard. The role will primarily involve working with and managing a team of technical staff. 

Main Activities 

  • Manage Research & Development projects between the workshop, IT and key stakeholders, while communicating with the wider company. 
  • Manage the sourcing, development, maintenance and utilisation of equipment across the company. 
  • Manage the sourcing, development, maintenance & utilisation of IT services across the company. 
  • Manage day to day facilities management tasks, including—but not limited to—coordinating facilities cleaning and maintenance tasks.  
  • Assess, set and oversee budget targets. 
  • Staff development, including identifying survey and equipment training needs and coordinating the delivery to colleagues. This may include site visits and/or audits. 
  • Maintain risk assessments for equipment and facilities.  
  • Contribute to the development of workplace systems and procedures. 
  • Provide advice to wider departments and staff on geophysics and other technical areas of operations.  
  • Keep abreast of industry and regional standards and guidelines and ensuring that work is being undertaken to these requirements. 
  • Any other tasks which are relevant to the role. 


Person Specification and Skill Requirements 

  • A geophysical and/or remote sensing background or knowledge is desirable, but not essential. Greater weight will be given to individuals who have experience in project and/or personnel management.  
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at ACIfA/MCIfA grade. 
  • Strong technical knowledge of geophysics, geophysical equipment and applications.  
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience of backend software development. 
  • Knowledge and experience of utilising UNIX systems. 
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing teams. 
  • Extensive experience in project management.  
  • Experience in remote sensing methodologies is desirable. 
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Mentoring experience is desirable. 
  • Understands project budgets and associated costs.  
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.  
  • The ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, external suppliers, and stakeholders. 
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