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Aerospace Engineer

University of Leicester

Location: Leicester
Salary: £31,396 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata), Grade 6 or 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 10038

Location: Space Park - Leicester

Vacancy terms: Full time or job share considered, Fixed term for 2 years

Hours per week: 37.5

About the role

We are looking to appoint an Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer to undertake research activities in space engineering and technology at Space Park Leicester. Building upon our rich, 60+ year heritage of space- science excellence at the University of Leicester, Space Park is a collaborative community of industry, academics and students working together to drive growth in space and space-enabled sectors, undertaking world-leading research with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

The post holder will undertake engineering design, analysis and research activities across a range of engineering applications including Astrophysics, Planetary Science and Earth Observation Science projects as well as with Space Park Leicester (SPL) industrial partners.

This post is available as either Junior Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer (Grade 6) or Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer (Grade 7). Job Summaries have been attached to this advert to demonstrate the difference in responsibilities between these two grades. The decision on grade will be discussed at appointment, to reflect relevant skills and experience.

About you

With a MEng, MSc or PhD degree in a relevant discipline, we are looking for an individual who can demonstrate experience of mechanical engineering within space or aerospace applications, including hardware design and analysis. Experience of CAD tool and FEA software are essential. You should have effective written and verbal communication skills, and be able to carry out analyses, tests and critical evaluations.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Roisin Speight at roisin.speight@leicester.ac.uk.

Applications for job share will be considered.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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