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Concrete Technologist - KTP Associate

Queen's University Belfast - Macrete Ireland Ltd

Location: Toomebridge
Salary: £26,000 to £32,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 7th February 2022
Job Ref: 21/109491

Research & Enterprise – KTP

Duration: FTC 36 Months                              

Hours: Full-time       

Plus access to a £11,000 training and travel budget over the 36 month project.            

Through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Programme Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with Macrete have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Civil/Materials Engineering Graduate to work in Macrete on a 36-month project with School of Natural & Built Environment at Queen’s.

The successful candidate will work on a project to develop low carbon proprietary concrete mixes through thermal activation and optimised curing to reduce embodied carbon that offer comparable strength development and improve performance in service. Macrete Ireland Ltd is one of the few truly independent pre-cast concrete manufacturers within the United Kingdom and Ireland, supplying a range of precast concrete systems to meet the needs of the civil engineering construction market.

One of the unique benefits to KTP is that you will have access to a substantial training and development budget and have the support and guidance of Queen’s world class academics and researchers. As a leader of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) development and delivery for 25 years, KTP is held in high regard within Queen’s and the programme has been the foundation for many research and teaching successes including 20 National KTP Awards.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Hold at least a 2.2 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Civil or Structural or Materials Engineering or a closely related discipline. Please state your degree classification clearly in your application.
  • Completion of a relevant project or a student placement. Applicants should indicate how their experience could be applied to this post.
  • Understanding of concrete technology*
  • Experience in Concrete Testing.*
  • Experience in Mechanical Performance of Materials.*

*may be demonstrated through the completion of a module, student project or placement.

Previous applicants need not apply

Further information about the Company can be found at https://www.macrete.com/ Candidates who are successful in stage 1 will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview at Macrete (Toomebridge, Co.Antrim): Anticipated date Tuesday 1st March.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Key Dates

Closing date: 07/02/2022             

Anticipated Interview Date: First Stage: 22/02/2022

Second Stage: 01/03/2022            

Further Information

Informal enquires may be directed to: Karen McGeough: k.mcgeough@qub.ac.uk

Information about the Directorate can be found at: https://www.qub.ac.uk/Business/Support-for-business/Knowledge-Transfer-Partnerships/

Information on our attractive package can be found at: https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/pay-reward-and-benefits/

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing various staff networks such as iRise and PRISM which help us to progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena SWAN award for women in science.  For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

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