Job offer in england Principal Engineer at University of Sheffield

Contract Type: Fixed term with an immediate start and until 31 March 2020

Royce Translational Centre
Europa Avenue
S9 1ZA

Grade 8
£39,992 – £47,722 per annum. Potential to progress to £53,691 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.


If you are interested in being part of a new world-leading facility for the translational of new materials within a world top 100 University, then this is a great opportunity for you.

The Royce Translational Centre (RTC) is part of the Sheffield Royce Institute, a~£34M project based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sheffield is part of the Royce Institute (with the main Hub in Manchester) which aims to grow the UK world-leading research and innovation base in advanced-materials science, fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. The RTC will act as an open access centre of excellence, incorporating both existing and newly purchased state of the art powder manufacture and processing facilities.

Key duties of the Principal Engineer will include overall technical operation of the facilities, development of research competency across a range of powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing processes with aim of bridging the gap between academic research and applications for high value manufacturing sectors and the development of new programmes of collaborative and translational R&D.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in material science, engineering or any other relevant discipline, and will have substantive experience in developing key powder metallurgy processes including atomisation, spheroidisation and additive layer manufacturing processes. The candidate will have expertise in powder processing and powder behaviour, including experience of key powder characterisation techniques and equipment, ideally in an industrial setting. For the operational management of the facility, excellent project and people management skills are essential, preferably with experience in managing and delivering multiple research and development projects for a range of stakeholders, and you will be familiar with all relevant Health and Safety rules and regulations. Finally, the candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as experience of supervising and line managing staff.

This high profile position is an opportunity to be part of the Royce Institute which will provide a national research facility where new materials can be designed and tested, accelerating their path to the commercial market.

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