Aerospace Research Project Engineer

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: University Park

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above post within the rapidly expanding Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing (CAM), based within the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is renowned internationally for the excellence of its manufacturing and human factors research and significant contributions to manufacturing science, technology development and industrial applications across a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, consumer products, medical and power engineering. It has world-class facilities for design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling as well as a proven track record in delivering high quality research, leading to numerous patents and high impact peer reviewed publications.

The role will involve application of a range of professional engineering skills relating to the design, manufacture, commissioning and use of aerospace automated assembly facilities in support of CAM research. This role encompasses all aspects of the mechanical system including control and instrumentation.

The Project Engineer will be based at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham but will be expected to spend a significant amount of time at partner sites.

Candidates must have a sound understanding, and preferably direct experience, of one or more of the following areas:

  • Trials and Test Rig Design
  • CAD Design (CATIA V5)
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Process Automation and Robotics
  • Process Capability Assessment and Reliability Testing
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Processes

Direct experience with Automated Assembly Systems, Tooling and Fixturing would be an advantage

Key tasks for the post will include:

  • Concept and detailed design, development and validation of assembly and manufacturing systems
  • Establishment of industrial requirements and specifications
  • Liaison with potential technology suppliers
  • Development and implementation of technology demonstrators

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Tony Smith, tel: 0115 846 7232 Or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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