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06 June 2019

Manufacturing Research Engineer – Engineering – Newcastle

Location: North East England

Salary: £ 40,000

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: BMC/04/2586


Nick Elkin

DD: 0191 640 8965

M: 07948 346 585

The Company

Our Clients vision is to be a leading international institution in terms of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector. They develop and deliver the most cutting-edge projects, focussing on the new frontiers being pushed by the sector.

Job Role

Role Purpose: To assist the Blades Research Leader in developing products, services and solutions in the area of blades. Developing a research profile in the area of Blade Manufacturing that will feed into the R&D strategy and generate public funded and commercial activity in this Knowledge Area.

Key Responsibilities –

  • Develop innovative products and services in the area of Manufacturing for wind and tidal blades
  • Build and deliver a portfolio of R&D projects
  • Assist in the dissemination of project results as appropriate
  • Build and deliver a portfolio of commercial projects
  • Assist in the development of the R&D strategy and an R&D programme for materials relating to blades
  • Articulate the organisation’s offering in the area of materials for blades – benefits and savings to sponsors, developers, finance and insurance parties alike. This also involves discussing client requirements and implementing those ideas
  • Contribute to the formulation of national and European R&D projects
  • Assist Senior Researchers with technical contributions in consultancy projects
  • Build effective networks, relationships and communications with key Universities and research establishments
  • Ensure the technical and scientific quality of the deliverables related to research in the field of materials for blades
  • Engage with customers and support commercial activities related to materials for blades


The following skills are essential:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in engineering or a related discipline
  • PhD desirable
  • High level of experience in the delivery of R&D projects.
  • Experience in commercial and R&D projects related to blade manufacturing.
  • Experience in blade design desirable.
  • Ability to use first principles and empirical equations to support ongoing research and techno-economical modelling.
  • Understanding of the challenges related to blade design and manufacturing.
  • Ability to work with multiple partners to deliver a successful project.
  • Ability to communicate project results as reports, papers and presentations as appropriate.
  • Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Project Directors,
  • Senior Management (internal & external).
  • Innovative and creative thinking.
  • Problem solving – dealing with conflicting requirements.
  • Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.
  • High capacity for change and the ability to adapt.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and within a highly pressured environment.

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