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Technical Lead (Aerofoils) at University of Sheffield

AMRC with Boeing
Rolls-Royce factory of the Future
Wallis Way
S60 5TZ

Salary: Grade 7
£30,688 – £38,833 per annum, with potential to progress to £42,418 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical Lead specialising in Aerofoils to join the Machining Group Applications team as an experienced Project Engineer that will provide leadership and guidance to other Project Engineers in the team and will focus on Aerofoil machining.

As a Technical Lead (Aerofoils), you will hold a key leadership role within the project team, and work on a portfolio of projects of varying lengths in duration potentially across a range of groups. You will be supported by and work closely with a team with expertise in the relevant fields of research and development. This may be with engineers from across the group, working with multiple project managers. The projects will be broadly based on machining technology with a focus on research and applications in identified components. Key aspects of this role will include the development of machining processes to improve performance, the leadership of engineers in the specific technical team area and communication of project outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.  Ultimately, the provision of technical support in the Machining Applications Group will be your focussed responsibility. The output of this project work will ultimately be to reduce time, reduce cost and to deliver solutions to our customers to enable them to duplicate processes in house.

You will:

  • Have a proven track record of relevant research and application projects on a similar platform commodity.
  • Have effective time management skills.
  • Have the ability to plan, monitor and revise requirements based on changing circumstances.
  • Be to communicate effectively with customers.
  • Have a good honours degree, ideally in an Engineering based subject.

About the Team

The Machining Group is part of the AMRC with Boeing and focuses on the research, development and application of state of the art machining technologies (http://www.amrc.co.uk/capabilities/machining). The group has an excellent track record of developing technology and integrating it into a shop floor environment to demonstrate financial benefit to partners. This ability to translate technological advances into bottom line savings has led to a large growth in demand from especially its aerospace partners and a growing need for skilled engineers with an interest in manufacturing.

About the University

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

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