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Senior R&D Engineer

Berkshire   •  final salary pension  •  Permanent, Full time

A global leader in the speciality chemical industry is currently recruiting for a Senior R&D Engineer to join its powertrain division based in Berkshire. As Senior R&D Engineer, you will provide technical leadership on complex research projects whilst also acting as the engineering specialist when it comes to the design & development of powertrain systems.

Senior R&D Engineer responsibilities

  • Manage engineering activities to meet established project objectives. Effective use and leadership of the Product Development Process. Designs approach, test plans, and milestones to project completion.
  • Evaluates and interpret data, performance, and deliverables. Provides recommendations to R&D and stakeholders regarding results, deliverables, progress, and challenges. Identifies and eliminates hurdles to successful project completion.
  • Leads technical and/or project reviews and presents findings as appropriate. Engages with assigned teams and cross-functional stakeholders, such as business, process, and marketing.
  • Complete complex simulations, in-depth engineering analysis and interpretation and provide a detailed and accurate assessment to the customer in a timely manner.
  • Lead or direct special research projects independently. Identify and drive new problem-solving approaches leveraging engineering first principles based on industry tools/methodologies modified for PA business.
  • Participate in IP activities as required, including competitor reviews, freedom-to-practice assessments, patent filings, invention disclosures, etc.

Senior R&D Engineer requirements

  • PhD level qualification in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (or similar).
  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of specific engineering principles and application of those principles in a research and development environment.
  • Relevant work experience in the design, development, and analysis of powertrain systems
  • Management of a small team of scientists/engineers
  • The ability to communicate information clearly and effectively in an engaging and convincing manner.
  • The ability to manage tasks and activities and achieve their completion within the agreed framework, across regional and organizational boundaries

£Competitive + excellent company benefits.


You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7687
  • Posted: 11th May 2023
  • Expires: 8th June 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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