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Blade Manufacturing Research Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Blyth, Northumberland
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/06/2019
  • Duration: staff
  • Time left:
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    (18/07/19)
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The Role:
To assist the Blades Research Leader in developing products, services and solutions in the area of blades. Developing a research profile in the area of Blade Manufacturing that will feed into the R&D strategy and generate public funded and commercial activity in this Knowledge Area.

The Blades Manufacturing Research Engineer shall:
* Develop innovative products and services in the area of Manufacturing for wind and tidal blades
* Build and deliver a portfolio of R&D projects
* Assist in the dissemination of project results as appropriate
* Build and deliver a portfolio of commercial projects
* Assist in the development of the R&D strategy and an R&D programme for materials relating to blades
* Articulate clients offering in the area of materials for blades - benefits and savings to sponsors, developers, finance and insurance parties alike. This also involves discussing client requirements and implementing those ideas
* Contribute to the formulation of national and European R&D projects
* Assist Senior Researchers with technical contributions in consultancy projects
* Build effective networks, relationships and communications with key Universities and research establishments
* Ensure the technical and scientific quality of the deliverables related to research in the field of materials for blades
* Engage with customers and support commercial activities related to materials for blades

The Blades Manufacturing Research Engineer shall:-
* Lead research defined by the Senior Blades Research Engineer.
* Provide his/her expert knowledge to blade materials and process, and manufacturing in the context of offshore renewable energy.
* Support the planning and management of R&D programs related to blade manufacturing.
* Interact with Universities and other research institutes to develop new ideas and promote clients interests;
* Support Senior Engineering specialists to keep and increasing the manufacturing engineering capability
* Support the concept phase of nominated projects and programmes to ensure that cost, schedule and deliverables are if full compliance with the key performance indicators agreed with the line manager

The Company:
Our clients vision is to be a leading international institution in terms of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector. The Manufacturing Research Engineer shall ensure that the business maintains and develops its position as a focal point for the sector and develops a position as the "go to" organisation for research, technical support and innovative collaboration.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
To succeed in the role the blade manufacturing research engineer must have and be able to demonstrate the following:-
* A degree (or equivalent) in engineering or a related discipline
* PhD desirable
* High level of experience in the delivery of R&D projects.
* Experience in commercial and R&D projects related to blade manufacturing.
* Experience in blade design desirable.
* Ability to use first principles and empirical equations to support ongoing research and techno-economical modelling.
* Understanding of the challenges related to blade design and manufacturing.
* Ability to work with multiple partners to deliver a successful project.
* Ability to communicate project results as reports, papers and presentations as appropriate.
* Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Project Directors, Senior Management (internal & external).
* Innovative and creative thinking.
* Problem solving - dealing with conflicting requirements.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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