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Research and Development Engineer


Research and Development Engineer


This role reports directly into the Development Manager (R&D). The purpose of the role is to improve and develop company products, technology and capabilities to support business growth.

Duties will include:

  • To complete allocated technical activities for Engineering Department R&D projects.
  • Identify, manage and execute R&D projects in an efficient manner.
  • Identify areas of technical risk in addressing technical requirements and plan mitigation work.
  • Contribute to the design review process and collaborative engineering problem-solving.
  • Making recommendations and compiling technical reports for developed and future products.
  • Contributing to ongoing business improvement initiatives and focused R&D, through participation in R&D planning activities.
  • Proposing and developing equipment for new markets.
  • Specifying equipment for prototype build and conducting / supporting in house testing and trials, including data capture and analysis. 

Essential skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

The successful candidate must;

  • Have a BSc, BEng or MEng in a relevant Engineering discipline or relevant apprenticeship with HNC.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to Continued Professional Development.
  • Have a sound understanding of a broad range of general engineering principles.
  • Be experienced in a Design or R&D role in a relevant sector, i.e. Naval, Defence, Rotating Machinery / Hydraulics.
  • Have a working knowledge of 3D CAD and FEA software.
  • Demonstrable skills in creating mathematical engineering models and simulations.
  • Be a member of a professional engineering body.

The successful candidate must hold, or be able to meet the appropriate Security Clearance as required.