Coventive Composites - Development Engineer

Chesterfield, UK

Coventive Composites

Coventive Composites is an independent provider of expert services relating to polymer composite materials. Through our research, consultancy and training services we aim to develop innovative, commercially successful composite materials whilst helping our clients and partners benefit from better materials, processes and business opportunities.

We are now looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Development Engineer to join our Research & Technology Team working on the next generation of composite materials and products.

The role will primarily encompass:

  • Developing innovative cost-effective composite materials and their associated processing techniques.
  • Management and delivery of practical technical tasks within research projects.
  • Contributing to the delivery of consultancy projects for our clients.
  • Production of prototype materials and parts.
  • Testing, validation and economic assessment of composite materials and applications.
  • Liaison with suppliers, collaborators and customers.
  • Preparation and presentation of technical reports.

The size and ambition of the company means that there will also be opportunities for involvement in other activities and business areas, and our philosophy is to allow individuals to grow with the company. We are looking for someone with the following essential skills and experience:

  • A strong background in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
  • Hands-on experience with the production and testing of materials and/or components.
  • A practical approach to problem-solving.
  • The ability to plan and execute work across multiple projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to communicate technical ideas clearly through both writing and presentations.
  • Computer literate.

Desirable, but non-essential, skills and experience are as follows:

  • A higher degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
  • A background in polymers and/or composite materials.
  • Previous experience in the delivery of project-based work.

This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role at the cutting edge of the composite materials industry and we can offer excellent prospects for dedicated individuals.

Coventive Composites is located in Chesterfield, within a modern office and workshop environment. Chesterfield is a much sought-after location on the edge of the Peak District National Park, one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.

Salary: £25,000.00 to £35,000.00 / year

Job Type: Full-time


Listed: 10 Jul 2018

Expires: 10 Oct 2018

Contact: Joe Carruthers


Telephone: 01246 266244