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Chief Aerospace Engineer

University of Sheffield - AMRC Cymru/Wales

Location: Chester
Salary: £53,348 to £60,022 per annum. Potential to progress to £69,577 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: UOS030342

Are you passionate about Aerospace Engineering?

We are looking for a Senior Lead Engineer who will coordinate and guide a multifunctional team to deliver our portfolio of projects and drive growth within the sector. You will nurture and develop relationships with key partners and influencers all the while maintaining positive engagement and carrying out critical decision making.

Working closely with the Research Director and the rest of the leadership team you will help set the research agenda for the Centre, ensuring it is aligned with the wider AMRC group strategy.

You will be primarily responsible for providing professional leadership and direction. Here at the AMRC we encourage people to challenge and explore ideas and emerging technologies. We want you to excel by sharing your own knowledge and advice with less experienced members of the team.

We provide an exciting and dynamic environment, and you will have the opportunity to represent the Centre in a variety of external settings, including government platforms, key industrial forums, lobby groups and advisory boards. This is an outstanding chance to lead programmes of work that will carry strategic importance to the AMRC ensuring we meet our goals and thrive within the Aerospace sector.

We are committed to investing in our staff development, exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

You will have:

  • A good Honours degree.
  • A strong background of working within the aerospace sector, ideally evidencing a deep-rooted network of contacts at key stakeholder and decision maker level.
  • The ability to undertake industrial manufacturing sector capability gap analysis and align technical capability strategic development plans to meet these needs.
  • The qualities required to build relationships, inspire confidence, and communicate effectively and directly with a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience of working with translation research and development organisations is highly desirable.

About the Team

AMRC Cymru’s vision is to be instrumental in driving world class manufacturing innovation for Wales and the UK, with applied research facilities comparable with the best in the world, ensuring Wales is an attractive destination for inward investment and the creation of new businesses, in addition to providing world-class support for existing manufacturers.

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, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

If you’re passionate about working at the AMRC/Wales, then we would love to hear from you.

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