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Research Engineer (3 posts)
AMRC - Nuclear AMRC
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
As a Research Engineer, you will play a key role in a project team at the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC). In this role, you will assist the project team, working closely with the Technical Leads, Researchers and experienced engineers to deliver research projects of duration typically between 1 to 12 months.
You will assist with projects that will be broadly focused on the manufacturing processes to improve quality, capability and robustness during manufacture and potentially reduce the cost of production of nuclear related modules, pumps, valves and associated components. You will be involved in projects that range from research into new materials, control, automation, metrology and machining dynamics, to develop and demonstrate robust and world-leading methods of manufacture. The projects will be focused on innovative manufacturing techniques and systems, to deliver step-change improvements in the nuclear industry[EH1] .
The role will be suitable for an engineer wanting to expand their experience or a fresh graduate with a good honours degree. Training and support is available as part of the team working environment. You will require a sound understanding of engineering principles and a passion for engineering in general. Excellent written communication skills are a requirement of the role as the creation of technical reports and documents are key to being successful in the role.
You should provide evidence in your applications that you meet the following criteria. We will use a range of selection methods to measure your abilities in these areas including reviewing your online application, seeking references, inviting shortlisted candidates to interview and other forms of assessment action relevant to the post.
About the Team
The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the nuclear supply chain, with the mission of helping UK manufacturers win work at home and worldwide. Our applied manufacturing research is underpinned by the nuclear and materials technology expertise of The University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute.
We are owned by the and part of its world-leading advanced manufacturing innovation cluster alongside the AMRC with Boeing, Castings Technology International and AMRC Training Centre, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire. We are part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, an alliance of seven leading manufacturing research centres backed by Innovate UK. This allows us to tap into a national network of manufacturing research excellence, a wider technology portfolio and broad areas of expertise.
As a research engineer, you will be part of the Nuclear Machining & Metrology Group contributing to the mission of improving the competitiveness of UK nuclear manufacturers by delivering the highest quality, industry-relevant manufacturing research innovation projects. This will involve you working closely with professional and motivated engineers in a supportive team environment. You will also have opportunities to interact with members and clients developing your engineering skills and knowledge to deliver world-leading manufacturing processes and technologies.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Grade 6 staff.
Salary for this grade: £25,728 - £29,799 per annum. Potential to progress to £32,548 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.
This post is open ended. This post is full-time:
This role has been identified as a full-time post, but we are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities with our staff which benefit both the individual and the University (See www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/flexible/arrangements). Therefore, we would consider flexible delivery of the role subject to meeting the business needs of the post. If you wish to explore flexible working opportunities in relation to this post, we encourage you to call or email the departmental contact listed below.