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Research Technician/Engineer/ Senior Technician/Engineer

Wolfson Unit MTIA

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £24,771 to £37,345 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 01/12/2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 September 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 14 November 2019
Reference:  1167919LH

The Wolfson Unit provides commercial services to industry and has a world-wide reputation for excellence and independence in the marine and industrial aerodynamics sectors.  We specialise in yachts, both sail and power, commercial craft, small ships and high performance craft although the range of applications may be in any field of engineering, with industrial aerodynamics and sports engineering also being significant areas. 

You will be engaged primarily in the following activities:

  • Scale model/experimental testing in hydro/aerodynamics facilities 
  • Theoretical/numerical analysis and desk based consultancy
  • Commercial and internal software development
  • Hardware and electronics development
  • Promotional activities

There is one post available to be appointed as either a level 3 Research Technician/Engineer or level 4 Senior Technician/Engineer based on the successful candidate’s background. To be successful you will have a minimum of HNC, A Level, NVQ3 for the level 3 post (Research Technician/Engineer) or skill level equivalent to achievement of HND, degree, NVQ4 or basic professional qualification for the level 4 post (Senior Technician/Engineer). A degree in naval architecture or equivalent professional qualifications and experience would be advantageous. You will have proven communication skills written and verbal to enable you to write and present reports to client and to assess their requirements on a one to one basis. You will be involved in a significant amount of physical, laboratory and workshop activities and being able to demonstrate experience in a range of practical skills and expertise such as experimentation, electronics, wood or metalwork will be beneficial along with coding skills, particularly C++, python or Labview, would also be advantageous.

An interest in sailing or other marine activities is also desirable.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1167919LH on all correspondence.

Technician CommitmentAthena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Faculty of Engineering

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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