Acoustics Engineer

TMP & Associates Ltd
Sunbury-On-Thames, UK
20 May 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Acoustic Engineer

A key role, where research and development expertise are an important part of the skill set

The Company

Our client specialises in the design and supply of high performance electronic air flow sensors for worldwide markets, supplying many of the world's major wind turbine manufacturers.

Role Summary

To conduct theoretical and experimental research on the fundamental acoustic behaviour and properties of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts. To develop computer and experimental models in order to better understand and enhance the operation of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts.
  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer and members of the Engineering team
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research by means of CFD modelling and experiment
  • CFD modelling using PAFEC, design and optimisation of electro-acoustic transducers and acoustic resonators
  • CFD modelling using PAFEC of acoustic transfer function in still air
  • Optimise the operation of transducers used in the wind sensor, in order to deliver extended operating performance and reduced number of electronic components
  • Validate concepts and computer models using the results of experiments
  • Establish and improve measurement systems for transducers
  • Help broaden the company's intellectual property portfolio (patents)

Person Specification

Essential for Acoustics Engineer:
  • MSc in Acoustics, Physics or relevant engineering degree
  • At least 5 years practical post graduate experience in similar industry
  • Experience in PAFEC suite for engineering analysis
  • Experience in working from theoretical principles to develop computer models
  • Highly competent in CFD modelling packages
  • Creative approach to analysis, problem solving and solutions
  • Self-motivated, comfortable working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and flexibility to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can work under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Desirable for accoustics Engineer:
  • MSc or PhD in related subject
  • Experience in PAFEC suite for engineering analysis
  • Experience of working with piezo-electric transducers
  • Experience with Clio measurement systems
  • Good knowledge of Linux

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