MTS 9 - Lead Experimental Engineer - School of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Date of Posting: 
April 2, 2015
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
MTS 9 - Lead Experimental Engineer
Permanent Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$61,994.00 to $68,199 per annum as per CUPE 1870

The University of Prince Edward Island is looking for the right candidate to take on an exciting new permanent position of “Lead Experimental Engineer” in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering. Reporting to the Director of Student Experience, this individual would be responsible for: shops and labs in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering; the provision of technical advice, expertise and support related to engineering science labs and prototype testing; the overall coordination of technical support to ensure that School and program needs are met; and the School’s health and safety program. This individual would interact with students, academic staff and other technical and administrative staff on a daily basis.


• Overall management of shops and labs, including metal and wood fabrication shops, student assembly areas, project clinic bays and engineering science labs.
• Coordination of equipment purchase, maintenance; and inventory.
• Procurement of all materials and supplies.
• Coordination and scheduling of facilities usage.
• Act as the main technical resource to academic staff, other technicians and students.
• Provide advice, expertise and support in the design, setup and supervision for experimental labs and prototype testing associated with student design projects, and in the areas of machine and system performance measurement, experimental sensors, data acquisition and analysis and associated software.
• Overall coordination of technical support to ensure that School and program needs are met.
• Overall responsibility, as Area Lead, for the School’s health and safety program, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures; the management of training and certification of academic staff, other staff and students; safety inspections; and compliance assurance.
• Provision of technical advice and support to other engineering technicians and activities associated with the School’s Centres of Excellence and FabLab.


• Masters of Science in Engineering.
• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience, including experience with testing, data acquisition and monitoring, and general laboratory equipment.
• Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
• Experience in a laboratory and shop environment.
• Demonstrated creative, communication, and organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task, coordinate projects and function professionally in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.
• Excellent computer skills.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

B. Smyth

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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