Senior Manufacturing Engineer (99152)
Salary range: £39,992 - £49,149 FTE: 1 Term: Fixed (to 31/03/2019) Closing Date: 07 January 2018 The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As a part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established at Inchinnan near Glasgow’s International Airport in partnership with multi-national companies such as Rolls-Royce and The Boeing Company. The AFRC is the embodiment of over £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners to establish a world leading research facility for forging and forming technologies. Since 2011 it has been a part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The AFRC has invested significantly in developing a net shape manufacturing capability, encompassing cold rotary forming and forging processes and equipment. A Senior Manufacturing Engineer is sought to lead and develop research programmes and the delivery of projects at the AFRC. The role sought will be focussed on the development of novel net shape manufacturing processes, optimised component geometry for material input reduction and component integrity, and will be required to identify and deliver projects in these areas as well as build consortia for CR&D projects and stakeholder management across large work programmes. In this role you will be a key point of contact for net shape manufacture to both internal project work and external engagement. The post-holder will also be required to become part of relevant networks, for example HVM Catapult related fora, and become integral to the development of capabilities within the AFRC and as part of AFRC growth. The post-holder will also be required to develop relationships with key partners in the field of net shape manufacturing and optimised component design/manufacture. To be considered for this role, you will either be educated to PhD level or be able to demonstrate significant relevant experience within an industrial environment. You will have knowledge and direct experience of net shape manufacturing techniques as well as component design and method of manufacture definition; you will be able to evidence relevant experience of leading projects in this area as well as engaging directly with customers and project partners. The post-holder will be expected to demonstrate and exert an interest in the area of net shape manufacturing and already have key relationships or be involved in relevant networks. You will have an established track record in identifying research or industrial projects as well as experience of supporting research and development in the context of manufacturing. You will have project management experience and able to lead projects. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload and the workloads of others, you will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solving complex problems, and an ability to work as part of a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders in both industry and academia and an ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences. Initial interviews have been scheduled for 01 February 2018.