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  • Job reference: RMS0114312

Engineering Physicist

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stockport
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/12/2012
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The Company:
My client is a leader in their field, Manufacturing and developing a range of Hardware, software and proven communication technologies all linked into Energy management solutions, with government targeted growth plans in place, they will continue to grow over the next few years.

The Role:
The successful candidate will ensure that Gas Meter Performance is Optimised in Design /Development and through to Production Processes.

Success in this role will be determined by ensuring;
- The design of the gas meter is optimized to maintain lifetime accuracy
- New methods / materials are identified to improve meter performance
- Timely completion of design and documentation for manufacture
- Successful performance of design

As an Engineering Physicist your main duties will involve:
• Provide technical support to the software development teams to ensure the meter’s software is fully matched to the physical operation of the gas meter. Ensuring that the software supports calibration and meets the accuracy requirements.
• Provide technical support to the electronic hardware design team to ensure the meter’s hardware is fully matched to the physical operation of the gas meter. Make proposals for improvement of performance, cost or quality of hardware design.
• Provide technical support for the mechanical design teams to optimize the gas meter designs. Ensuring the designs are cost effective while meeting the requirements for accuracy and pressure loss over the working life
• Design, conduct and report tests to prove accuracy and robustness of gas meter
• Coordinate research activities with external bodies to further enhance product performance
• Represent the company with the statutory authorities with regards to the required standards of gas meters for UK and international markets
• Support for customer queries or complaints regarding meter measurement performance and standards
• Support the gas meter manufacturing process management to optimize the meter calibration and testing
• Be responsible for continuous improvement to processes and procedures related to meter calibration

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
As an Engineering Physicist you will have;
- Experience of working with flow measurement
- Experience of material science would be an advantage
- Good degree or ideally PhD in Physics with a focus on flow dynamics and/or acoustics
- Knowledge of Electronics is also necessary
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