R&D Engineer - New Materials

Research & Disruptive Innovation - Blyth

Ref: 434 Date Posted: 08 September 2022

Are you a R&D Engineer?

Do you want to work for the UK’s leading Technology, Innovation and Research Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy?

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is recruiting a R&D Engineer - NEW MATERIALS for our site in Blyth, to support the Principal R&D Engineer - Blade Erosion on materials research projects, within the R&TC Manufacturing and Materials Team.

The role will be focused on research into materials solutions for the wind, wave and tidal renewable energy sectors, identified as a key strategic performance indicator in the industry.  

What will I do?

  • Support new material solution development and new/improved test method development
  • Use MATLAB modelling and DoE to support existing research areas
  • Develop and use MATLAB and FEA models for materials modelling and analysis
  • Support UK materials strategy development for renewable energy technologies
  • Create novel concepts and solutions for technical problems
  • Support the creation of public and privately funded research proposals
  • Deliver tasks and work packages for projects
  • Support internal and external customers with technical knowledge
  • Disseminate project outputs and research at academic and industry conferences via publication of articles
  • Write technical project reports

What are we looking for?

  • Degree or equivalent experience in materials engineering or other materials-related engineering/science discipline
  • Excellent capability using MATLAB and knowledge of DoE using JMP. Ansys capability desirable.
  • Knowledge of composite materials, coatings and adhesives, including manufacturing techniques, repair methods and failure modes
  • Knowledge of rain erosion and testing, as well as corrosion, sensors, NDT methods, electrical cables, concrete and metals
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write detailed technical reports
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Experience and knowledge of international materials standardisation

What do we offer?

  • Salary up to £40k, depending on experience
  • Mostly working at home with occasional requirement to be on-site in Blyth
  • 38 days holidays including flexible bank holidays and an option to buy 5 days extra
  • Open working environment with great potential for development
  • Pension, annual bonus, life assurance and health care scheme as standard

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

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