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  • Job reference: RMS0139054

Senior Research Engineer- Mechanical

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Swindon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/06/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (26/06/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Built on a commitment to innovation, to making products work and improving functionality, our client, based in Wiltshire, has become a household name and leading commercial brand globally. With plans to significantly increase the technical headcount for the Research, Design and Development division, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

The Role:
Based in Wiltshire, UK, this opportunity offers a rare chance to be part of one of UK's greatest engineering success stories.

The senior engineer will work within the Mechanical Research team to apply their skills and experience to invent technologies that enhance the company’s technical advantage in future products. He/she will drive research projects from initial conception; through the various technology readiness levels and finally into NPD projects.

Deliver product focused technology projects to the product range plan
• Generate innovative concepts for new technologies
• Conduct detailed theoretical analysis of these technologies
• Design and build prototypes of chosen technologies
• Identify experimental test programmes to evaluate technologies
• Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors
• Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range
• Identify potential research areas that would benefit from new technology development
• Act as a mentor to junior engineers within the Research Group

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical Engineering – BEng, MEng or equivalent
* Strong design or engineering experience in industry
* Proven ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment
* Have an understanding of core engineering test procedures and equipment
* Able to specify experimental programmes and effectively analyse results, summarise findings and make recommendations
*Creative - proven ability to generate numerous, product focussed concepts for new technologies
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