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University of Sheffield - Technical Lead

Rotherham, UK

University of Sheffield

Due to the continued expansion of the AMRC Composite Centre, an additional Technical Lead role is required. Y

ou will contribute to the research objectives of the Composite Centre, through leadership of part of the research team while delivering a number of concurrent industrially-focused world-leading research and development projects, in an exciting and dynamic environment. You will have a project portfolio valued at approximately £600,000 per year covering 5-8 technology areas.

Responsibilities will include: planning of project and departmental resources, regular communication with customers and partners, delivery of projects to timescales and technical problem solving. Projects range in value from £15,000 - £1,000,000 and have durations from weeks to up to four years. Projects are predominantly aerospace and automotive focused, working with Rolls-Royce, The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, UTC, Jaguar, LandRover and with other significant projects in offshore, marine and industrial applications.

The projects undertaken frequently involve overseas partners. Consequently there may be opportunities for travel across mainland Europe, the USA, Japan and South Korea.

You will have a good honours degree, excellent communication skills, problem solving skills, knowledge of Composites Engineering or Manufacture, experience delivering Research & Development or improvement programmes, experience selling technical services and capability to develop strategic plans for the department.


Listed: 25 Jan 2017

Telephone: 0114 222 1605

Website: www.shef.ac.uk