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Project Leader/Senior Project Leader (Technology), LAS, Cambridge

TWI - The Welding Institute

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th July 2018
Closes: 27th August 2018
Job Ref: 86/18

Cambridge TWI is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies. We provide industry with services, advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

The Laser and Sheet Processes (LAS) Section provides research, development, production support and consultancy services to a range of industries including aerospace, defence, medical and power. We run a range of projects covering laser welding, laser decommissioning, laser surface engineering, laser polymer processing and automotive joining technologies. We now seek a Project Leader/Senior Project Leader (Technology) to join our team to support delivery of a large existing project portfolio and further develop new business and technologies.

The Section is also supporting the AMSCI funded project AMSCIAM. This project is a collaboration between TWI, LPW and MTC and the main objectives are to, firstly, develop a unique UK capability to supply clean powders using chemical compositions identified by the sector to ensure machine and piece part performance in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and secondly, to accelerate the adoption of AM across the UK aimed primarily at Aerospace and allied sectors power-gen/defence/tooling.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Support clients in the development and application of laser processing and related equipment.
  • Deliver technical solutions to meet the client’s needs within planned budget and timescale.
  • Provision of production and pre-production problem solving support at client’s sites or remotely.
  • Identifying and developing technical business prospects with existing and new clients.
  • Leading the preparation of proposals for industrial clients and for collaborative research.
  • Developing and extending technical reputation of the department in the field of laser materials processing.
  • Supporting line management by contributing to strategy development and operational efficiency improvements.

Success in your application requires:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience in laser materials processing.
  • The ability to work alone on your own initiative and as an effective part of a team.
  • Evidenced strong verbal and written communication skills to support business development and project delivery in a direct customer facing role.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills applicable to scoping, launch and delivery of projects to time, cost and quality targets.

You will work on a wide variety of projects in the fields of laser-based joining, laser cutting, and laser surfacing. Previous experience in laser materials processing is therefore desirable, and you should have a proven track record in performing industrially relevant research.

You will have good project management and self-organisation abilities together with sound written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience of delivering projects for UK and/or European funding bodies would be advantageous.

You will preferably be working towards, or hold, Incorporated or Chartered status linked to membership of a relevant professional institute. On-going professional development will be an inherent part of the role.

The position will require travel both within the UK and abroad.

Job Profile: Project Leader/ Senior Project Leader, Technology 

Business Position: Professional & Senior Business Support/ Management & Senior Professional

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