Head of Technical Staff

onsdag 09 jun 21

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DTU Elektro at Technical University of Denmark is looking for a skilled, independent, dynamic and development-oriented Head of Technical Staff for a newly created position. You will be a member of our Department's Management Group and report to our Head of Department.

DTU Elektro has internationally, unique world-class experimental facilities within electric power and energy, robotics and automation, autonomous systems, electromagnetic systems, electronics and acoustics. The facilities are used by researchers, students, companies and partners, and are located on DTU Lyngby Campus and DTU Risø Campus.

The Job
With your section of skilled employees, you will contribute to realizing DTU Elektro’s ambition to further develop our world-class facilities in close collaboration with our scientific staff. You will take the lead in the daily work with a focus on operation and maintenance of facilities. You will collaborate with scientific staff in the sections concerning development and modifications of the facilities. You are expected to strongly support our activities related to research, education, innovation, as well as industrial collaboration.

You will be responsible for the budget and economic follow-up in relation to the operational and maintenance costs of the facilities.

In this newly created position, you must establish the new Section in collaboration with the Department's Management Group, and show the way together with the employees. We expect you to contribute to further collaboration across departments at DTU and with industry.

You will be the work environment coordinator at the Department. Furthermore, we expect you to represent the Department in technical forums at DTU and, with time, outside DTU.

You will lead an organisation of more than 20 employees across our Department and have to ensure employee development, personal backup and mutual assistance across our Department.

Your areas of responsibility

  • Management of the section, including planning, resource and budgetary follow-up
  • Lead the development of the section and in alignment with the Department
  • Engage in the Department’s Management Group and initiate collaboration within Department
  • Provide professional support for the scientific staff of the Department 

Furthermore, you will collaborate with the Department sections concerning:

  • Ensuring that the facilities are state of the art and continuously renewed, including prioritizing of changes
  • Contributing to the dissemination of activities to professional and non-professional interest groups
  • Engaging in collaboration with national and international partners of relevance

The ideal candidate can be recognized in the following description:

  • A motivating people manager who naturally initiates collaboration
  • Experience in management as well as resource management of specialist profiles, preferable teams with academic and technical staff
  • Several years of professional experience within complex technologies
  • Experience with tasks related to work environment coordination
  • A solid national and international network within both industry and academia
  • Experience with project management
  • Experiences with combining high-level research-based services with efficient implementation of commissioned services to the industry
  • Full of initiative with solid communication skills
  • It is mandatory to communicate with colleagues who use Danish, and it is essential to master English at a professional level

What DTU offers in return
We offer a challenging job in an international environment focusing on research, education, innovation, and authority services beneficial for society. There is a high focus on developing professional competencies, and the job offers great flexibility.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

DTU is continuously working to professionalize management. The work is specified in the DTU Leadership Role, which describes DTU’s expectations of the professional and personal competences of its managers. The DTU Leadership Role is based on four cornerstones: Academic management, Resource management, People management, and Strategic management. In addition, handling a leadership role at DTU is contingent on the individual manager bringing personal leadership into play. This means, for example, that all managers have an eye for supporting the generation of results through interaction between people. To find out more about DTU’s Leadership Role, see the website.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be for a fixed term and based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) or any other relevant agreement. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. You will be employed as a Senior Executive Officer with staff management. Negotiation of qualification supplements will be possible.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 9 August 2021 (Danish time). Open the ‘Apply online’ link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV (in English or Danish). Preferably also relevant exam certificates. 

Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Preben Jørgensen, +45 9351 1211, prebjo@elektro.dtu.dk or HR Partner Marianne Krabbe Heldgaard, +45 2136 2959.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct excellent research within acoustic technologies, electromagnetic systems, electronics, autonomous systems, robotic technologies, digital energy solutions, interconnected energy systems, electric energy technologies, and not least electrification in many respects. Our Department has more than 200 members of staff. Website: www.elektro.dtu.dk.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.