Senior Research Engineer - Machine Design

Coventry £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 p.a plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014340

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The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is a major success story. One of the UK‘s most advanced Research & Technology Organisations, championing world leading manufacturing and engineering innovation.


Created in 2011, it represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and has since grown to a team of over 800 spread several facilities covering not only R&D, but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design across multiple businesses and sectors.


Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit from launch, we seek career driven and agile talent from industry, academia, and other leading organisations to work in this truly unique centre of excellence.


Benefits - beyond salary, the MTC provides one of the most extensive and progressive benefits packages available, designed to inspire, develop and reward employees to the full including:


  • Fully flexible working including compressed hours, remote working, part-time hours, flexible start and finish times. And career breaks. Tell us what works for you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying!  

  • Enhanced Holiday leave with accumulated days plus option to buy & sell

  • Private Health Insurance from Vitality Health

  • Life Insurance

  • Generous Pension Scheme

  • Income Protection in the event of long-term illness or incapacity to work

  • Salary Sacrifice (tax efficient Bike 2 Work plus Car Lease Scheme including competitive on-site EV charging)

  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity support

  • Professional subscriptions paid plus access to Leadership Academy

  • Long service recognition plus contribution awards

  • Envious working environment with free parking, excellent public transport links, employee discounts and on-site canteen, plus more 



The Role    


Duties and responsibilities of The Senior Research Engineer - Machine Design include:


  • Leading project technical deliverables, taking ownership to ensure work meets or exceeds agreed customer requirements, and is delivered within agreed budgets and timescales. Where delegated, to act as Technical Governance lead for project deliverables.

  • Undertake innovative Engineering research work focused primarily on technology/manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) 3+, and able to demonstrate industrial project delivery.

  • You will support Senior Managers with a proactive approach in the identification, technical specification, and delivery of new and novel technology capability into the MTC, customers, or industrial members premises.

  • You will require involvement in all aspects of the project delivery, taking overall ownership and ensuring compliance with all relevant standards, technical support of commissioning, management of project budget and deliverables.



The Person


The successful candidate for the role of Senior Research Engineer - Machine Design would have at least 5-10 years mechanical and/or manufacturing engineering experience and in addition will have/be:


  • Degree educated holding one of the following; BSc, BEng, MSc or MEng in an appropriate Mechanical Engineering or suitable Engineering discipline.

  • Extensive knowledge of materials, relevant directives, regulations and standards, mechanical principles and manufacturing techniques.

  • Demonstrable experience of designing machinery, manufacturing equipment or products;

  • Develop creative solutions to complex problems and deliver on these from concept to physical realisation, both for clients and within the business;

  • Demonstrable knowledge of problem solving tools and error-proofing techniques, taking the initiative to proactively resolve where identified

  • Demonstrable experience of identifying project and business risks and must be able to escalate and resolve them.

  • Experience writing test specifications and design of experiments or other techniques to provide systematic testing

  • Working knowledge of Siemens NX, Solidworks, or other CAD software package;

  • Awareness or working knowledge of electrical, electronic, pneumatic or hydraulic components

  • Experience or awareness of using PLC hardware, Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Experience in any relevant programming language;

  • Experience working with the Machinery Directive and CE/UKCA marking guidelines;

  • Working knowledge of FEA, simulations or surface modelling;

  • Evidence of being competent in MS Project;

  • Competent, or aware of, Agile / Scrum project management skills, ;

  • Competent in writing case studies or project proposals;

  • To have achieved or be in the process of achieving Chartered Engineer Status;



Please note, due to the nature of the role, candidates must be willing and able to complete National Security Vetting.


Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.

To apply for the position of Senior Research Engineer - Machine Design forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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