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Project Engineer in Machining Dynamics

University of Sheffield - AMRC: AMRC: Machining

Location: Rotherham
Salary: £26,243 to £30,395 Grade 6 per annum, with potential to progress to £33,199 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 11th October 2018
Job Ref: UOS020348

Are you interested in working for a world-class research centre?

An opportunity has arisen at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre for a Project Engineer to join the Machining Dynamics team in the Machining Group. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team, and to develop understanding of machining dynamics technology, which has a large positive impact on the manufacturing industry.

As a Project Engineer in Machining Dynamics, you will be responsible for the technical delivery of a small number of projects running concurrently in different research strands including machining process predictive model development, spindle dynamics, structural dynamics, and vibration control. You will be responsible for various administrative and project management tasks. You will also author and edit project reports, presentations and academic publications.

You will:

  • Have a good honours degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) subject.
  • Have an interest in industrial and academic research.
  • Have basic programming skills.
  • Be able to communicate effectively.
  • Be able to make autonomous decisions when necessary.

About the Team

The Machining Dynamics team performs ground breaking research and develops methods to predict, diagnose and control machining vibrations and applies these results on industrial applications. The team is active in predictive model development, spindle dynamics, structural dynamics, work holding and automation, vibration control, robotic and robotic assisted machining, composite machining, and micro milling. In the recent years, the team has won and delivered international and national grant funded projects including H2020 TwinControl (, H2020 Coroma (, Innovate UK Modular Machine Tool and Process Simulator ( More information about the team’s activities and capabilities is showcased in

About the University

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

Closing date: 11 October 2018

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