Full Time

Technical Operations Manager

£38,800 – £46,800
Location: Bradford

About the role:

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

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assess, set and oversee budget targets, maintaining risk assessments for equipment and facilities and contributing to the development of workplace systems and procedures.

You will also provide advice to wider departments and staff on geophysics and other technical areas of operations. You will be expected to keep abreast of industry and regional standards and guidelines insuring that work is being undertaken to these 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. 
  • Seven years experience in a relevant role
  • 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.  
  • Understands project budgets and associated costs.  
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.  
  • The ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, external suppliers, and stakeholders. 


To obtain the full Person Specification please email [email protected]

The benefits for working for us:

MS is a diverse company of collaborative individuals creating bespoke and proactive approaches to heritage and non-heritage geophysics. With a focus on integrating techniques that provide unbiased advice and the opportunity for industry development.

The Company has grown organically from 3 to over 50 employees over the past 8 years. We work alongside major archaeological contractors on a wide range of exciting projects throughout the UK, including small-scale community surveys and national-scale infrastructure projects. We are a CIfA Registered Organisation and a member of FAME.

Additional to salary:

  • Profit share bonuses
  • up to 10% employer matched pension contributions via salary sacrifice
  • Employee perks, including discounts at major retailers
  • Subsistence and accommodation provided for most surveys (depending on commuting distance from the office)

Annual Leave:

  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Additional paid leave for Christmas to New Year closure
  • Additional annual leave days with length of service


  • Field & Office based training
  • Clear career progression within the Company
  • Paid site safety certifications i.e. CSCS and LANTRA
  • Paid professional accreditation i.e. CIfA
  • High quality PPE


  • Mental health first aiders at all levels of the Company
  • Auto enrolment onto private medical insurance through AXA
    • Access to physiotherapists, chiropractors and other therapists
    • 24/7 Doctor appointments
    • Cash back for Dental & Optical
    • Access to 24/7 confidential EAP helpline
    • Mental Health cover included
    • up to 40% discount on Gym Membership
  • Newly renovated office with fresh air circulation throughout
  • Office kitchen, including Free Breakfast & Beverages.
  • Travel between office & survey site included within working hours


  • Easy Access to public transport network
  • Discounted local train & bus fares
  • Option to obtain an EV vehicle through salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Cheap, secure parking nearby

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter using the form below.

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