Composites Senior Preforming Engineer & Operations Manager

Queen's University Belfast


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    £40,000 - £50,000

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The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre is recruiting to build our engineering teams in Sustainable Polymers & Composites to support the development of innovative and emerging industry-focussed solutions.

As Senior Engineer you will apply your specialist knowledge and experience to support Preforming R&D activities as part of the Sustainable Polymers & Composites Group. You will work collaboratively with your team, industry, technology providers, national technology centres and academia to deliver key projects focused on advanced composites preforming activities.

You will also have responsibility for operations of the AMIC composites (NIACE) facility and equipment, supporting work scheduling and quality delivery.

When you join our team, you will have access to the latest advanced industrial technologies and have the opportunity to grow and develop as an engineer and technology leader. Our mission is to provide you with the environment to innovate and create impact - for business and society, in Northern Ireland and globally.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Honours Degree, or equivalent with significant recent relevant industrial experience OR minimum HND in related engineering discipline with extensive recent and relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in 3D weaving technology, loom configuration and design.
  • Competent in the application of engineering design and composites technology, with clear experience of using CAD/CAM.
  • Demonstrable experience of operating project management, resource management and quality systems
  • Experience of managing facilities including equipment and maintenance.
  • Experience of planning and scheduling engineering trials and assets
  • Experience of using research tools and techniques resulting in high quality project and technical reports
  • Evidence of delivering on multifaceted projects within deadlines and budget.

Please note the above is not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria visit our website.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 3 years in the first instance. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such

as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit our website.

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Composites Senior Preforming Engineer & Operations Manager

  • Belfast
  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
  • Closing: 18/06/2024

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