Senior Research Engineer - Product Design Group

UK £ 43,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013606

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit they are seeking an Senior Research Engineer - Product Design Group. The role is primarily focused on the independent technical delivery of projects and leadership in the development of project related activities across The MTC, work across various technology departments and industrial sectors.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.



Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.



The Role    


The role of Senior Research Engineer - Product Design Group will be expected to:

  • Support, augment and develop the MTC‘s product development offer, from both a technical and organisational perspective;

  • Support the development of and creation of proposals for individual projects including the definition of deliverables, work packages, time frames, estimations of effort and cost to complete;

  • Manage and support resource teams to service ’a‘ given project/brief, ensuring that agreed time frames and costs are adhered to;

  • Check and monitor the output (technical or otherwise) of team members to ensure it is commensurate with standard expected by the MTC and the Product Design Group;

  • Maintain and improve the MTC‘s product development offer, ensuring skills, techniques, tools and methodologies are contemporary and suggest improvements where possible;

  • Act as a resource, mentor and advisor to more junior members of staff, assisting in their development on an ongoing basis;

  • Undertake exercises and tasks allocated by senior members of staff to either maintain, sustain or grow the business; such as attend events/shows, create marketing material or business development activities.

  • Be open and willing to learn from the Product Design Group team, the MTC talent pool, customers and end users

  • Have a growth mindset, both technically and personally.



The Person


The ideal candidate for the role of Senior Research Engineer - Product Design Group will be:

  • A creative self-starter, who will be able assimilate and distil information quickly on a number of levels simultaneously, for example balancing Mechanical Engineering/Industrial Design/UI/Market Research constraints to deliver optimal solutions.

  • Demonstrable substantial and recognised expertise in a specific area relevant to the theme. Expert knowledge of the manufacturing sector and deep understanding of manufacturing systems and technologies. Ideally you will possess 5 year‘s experience in a relevant product management role.

  • You will be required to be a comfortable communicator, both written and verbally, and able to deliver / present to internal /external clients with confidence.

  • A proven background in product development, mechanical problem solving and delivery of projects and solutions is an important facet of this role.



To apply for the position of Senior Research Engineer - Product Design Group please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Rebecca Gibbs.


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