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R&D Engineer

Berkshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time


A globally renowned chemical organisation is currently recruiting for an R&D Engineer to join its Physical Science & Product Development team at the state of the art, Berkshire facility. As R&D Engineer, you will act as a key interface between product groups through fundamental engineering systems evaluation - whilst having the ability to collect technical information.

To be considered, you will possess an excellent academic track record (PhD) in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering, coupled with relevant experience in designing of R&D experiments - ideally a solid background in tribology.

R&D Engineer responsibilities

  • Monitor's developments in internal and external technologies and related business opportunities and recommends new R&D initiatives/directions to management.
  • Responsible for maintaining and/or upgrading test apparatus (rigs/cells) as required, processing and validating test data, tracking test severity and ensuring customer needs are being met.
  • Run mechanical tests accurately and precisely in line with departmental needs.
  • Comply with all ISO and quality system requirements with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • Maintain productive relationships with team members, internal and external customers.
  • Prepare written technical reports and make oral presentations internally and externally as necessary.
  • Evaluates and interprets data, performance, and deliverables. Provides recommendations to R&D and project leaders regarding results, deliverables, progress, and challenges. Identifies and eliminates hurdles to successful project completion. Conducts special projects as assigned.
  • Complete complex bench and rig testing plans, in-depth engineering analysis and interpretation and provide a detailed and accurate test report to the customer in a timely manner. Evaluate all test/project data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and reasonability of conclusions.

R&D Engineer requirements

  • Ideally possess a PhD in an Engineering discipline. MSc/MEng will be considered if you bring relevant industrial experience.
  • Experience in the design, construction and commissioning of test cells, rigs and other research tools.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of automotive, fuels, emissions or lubricant testing.
  • Solid understanding of PID control.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational competencies.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

£Comp + final salary pension + huge career growth

R&D Engineer/Automotive/OEM/Tribology/PID Control/R&D/Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7137
  • Posted: 12th November 2021
  • Expires: 10th December 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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