Project Engineer

University of Sheffield - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre - AMRC

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 2 years

We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate engineer to join our Machining team at the AMRC. As a Project Engineer you will contribute to the Manufacturing Portfolio, which is a collaboration with Rolls-Royce, as well as furthering the team’s expertise in the field of tool condition monitoring.

You will be part of the Machining Group which focuses on machining and associated technology and has an excellent track record of developing technology and integrating it into a shop floor environment to demonstrate clear financial benefit to partners. This ability to translate technological advances into bottom line savings has led to a large growth in demand from its industrial partners and a growing need for skilled engineers and researchers with an interest in manufacturing. You will be specifically based in the Process Monitoring and Control team. Our work is applied across all stages of a manufacturing process, with key themes including machine tool metrology, manufacturing informatics and the digital shop floor. More information on the Process Monitoring and Control team can be found at

As a project engineer, you will investigate areas of research and develop TCM technologies which can enhance productivity and quality of machining processes. Projects range in scale and duration, but will all contribute to our development and demonstration of robust and world-leading methods of manufacture. You will work with multiple customers, support the scoping of new work and deliver defined projects. The work you do will be managed by a project manager and you will receive support and guidance by the relevant technical lead and technical fellow. You will need to periodically travel for on-site investigations or meetings.

You will have:

  • a good engineering degree.
  • experience of data acquisition and analysis, machine learning, selecting and connecting appropriate sensor technology, or machining research.
  • effective communication skills, both written and verbal (including report writing skills).
  • creative approaches to problem solving with an appreciation of longer-term implications.

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