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Research and Development System Engineer (CFD)

Vax Ltd
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15 Apr 2021

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Vax is the number one, bestselling floor care brand in the UK. With a rich heritage and growing global position, it is a market leader in floor care innovation.

Vax has forged its reputation as a brand that focuses on the needs of its customers, with premium products that include the lightest and the most powerful multi-cyclonic vacuum cleaners in the world.


Vax R&D Engineers (CFD) work in close collaboration with R&D, Design and Test teams, to ensure that individual technology elements are designed and integrated to optimise the performance of overall products/systems.

Vax R&D Engineers (CFD) work on individual projects under appropriate supervision, assisting in ensuring that overall system performance specifications are balanced and viable; that specifications, test requirements and interfaces for individual technology elements are appropriate; and that theoretical models are in place to predict performance and inform design.

What we need from you:

  • A good undergraduate or masters level degree in a systems, mechanical or aero engineering discipline.
  • Ideally a postgraduate degree directly related to systems engineering or fluid dynamics.
  • Ideally be working towards Chartered status in their appropriate field.

  • At least 2 years' experience in a systems engineering or CFD role.
  • At least 1 years' experience of working in engineering in a commercial environment.
  • A good level of experience of general engineering design, CFD, CAD and practical experimentation.

  • Command a high level of expertise in CFD and systems engineering, providing capability, guidance and decision-making within individual projects, and using such expertise to optimise product performance.
  • Confidently use technical software, including CFD, CAD, FEA, statistical and mathematical analysis, and more specialist software where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the function and principles of the typical sub-systems present in domestic appliances, both structural/mechanical and electrical/electronic.
  • Proactively drive individual R&D projects to completion by focussing on deliverables and deadlines, planning appropriately.
  • Take a logical, organised and analytical approach to planning and conducting experiments; use laboratory best practice to acquire reliable, reproducible test data; interrogate raw data and present findings clearly; document and record conclusions appropriately.
  • Display an appreciation of wider consumer and commercial requirements.

Company Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (option to further buy and/or sell holiday)
  • 5% Employer Pension
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Subsidised Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental plan
  • Critical Illness
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Healthcare
  • Plus, lots of other flexible great benefits!
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