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FastBlade Experimental Officer (Structural Composites Test Engineer)

The University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering, College of Science & Engineering

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum. UE07
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 7822

UE07 £37,099 to £44,263 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024) 

Full Time Contract: 35 hours per week

For enquiries contact Fergus Cuthill, Fergus.Cuthill@ed.ac.uk

The Opportunity:

The appointee will be responsible for Facility operation and test design, including planning and carrying out experimental work and supporting students and clients at FastBlade. Managing workflow, maintenance, training, and safety within the FastBlade Facility. Liaising with other lab users and other university departments such as technical or financial services. Contribute to research work at FastBlade including analysis of results, publishing papers and presenting research and meetings and conferences.

The successful applicant will have extensive creative, technical, and practical problem-solving, experience carrying out materials testing and research at multiple scales. Excellent understanding of health and safety regulations. You will work closely with a small team of highly motivated individuals working at the cutting edge of full scale tidal blade testing. 

This post will be based at FASTBLADE, Rosyth Business Park. KY11 2YD. Scotland. UK

This role is grade UE07 and is available on an open-ended basis.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Experience using the LabVIEW programming environment. 
  • An understanding of the operating and maintenance requirements of hydraulic test systems.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills
  • Applied experimental / practical skills in a materials test laboratory.
  • Experience using multiple types of instrumentation.

For further details about the list of main responsibilities and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role, please click 'Apply’ to be redirected to our website.

Closing date: 29th Feb at 11.59pm

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