Research and Development Engineer (455967)
 

Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927

FTE: 1

Term: Open-ended

Closing Date: 10 August 2022

 

 

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has been established.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).

Within the Digital Factory, the Digital and Metrology Team is seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer to support industrial research programmes within the Metrology Technical Theme. The candidate will play a key role in sustaining and developing metrology research themes and will work across a range of projects, supporting internal projects, SMEs and OEMs. Working at the cutting edge of dimensional measurement technology, the post holder will work with colleagues in NMIS, industrial partners and metrology equipment manufacturers to establish and support industrially relevant research projects.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline (i.e. dimensional metrology, NDT, mechanical engineering) or have significant relevant industrial experience in addition to a Degree. You will have a track record of providing tailored measurement solutions in academic and/or industrial settings which have solved existing measurement problems (e.g. bottlenecks, poor accuracy, accessibility, etc.) and ensured that measurement data has been reliable. You will have significant knowledge and experience in capturing, handling, manipulating and analysing 3D data sets of different types (point clouds, meshes, CAD) and you will have working knowledge and experience in at least two of the following areas:

• Marker-based and markerless photogrammetry
• Dynamic optical tracking (DIC, multi-camera photogrammetric methods, etc.)
• Reverse engineering
• Drone-based sensor delivery and measurement
• Optical surface geometry reconstruction methods (e.g. structured light, laser line scanner)
• Civil infrastructure laser scanning and BIM modelling
• Coordinate measurement machine programming

 

You will have the ability to plan and organise your own workload, possess excellent problem-solving abilities and have the ability to work as part of a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to interact with, inform and persuade a variety of stakeholders and to present complex information and data in an accessible manner to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates who have practical working knowledge of at least one of the following: GOM software and hardware, Hexagon software and hardware, Polyworks, Spatial Analyzer or CAD software (preferably Solidworks).

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr William Kerr, Metrology Theme Lead - william.kerr@strath.ac.uk

 

 

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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Staff Category
Knowledge Exchange
Type of Employment
Open-ended
Working Hours
Full-time
 

Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927

FTE: 1

Term: Open-ended

Closing Date: 10 August 2022

 

 

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has been established.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).

Within the Digital Factory, the Digital and Metrology Team is seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer to support industrial research programmes within the Metrology Technical Theme. The candidate will play a key role in sustaining and developing metrology research themes and will work across a range of projects, supporting internal projects, SMEs and OEMs. Working at the cutting edge of dimensional measurement technology, the post holder will work with colleagues in NMIS, industrial partners and metrology equipment manufacturers to establish and support industrially relevant research projects.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to PhD level in an appropriate discipline (i.e. dimensional metrology, NDT, mechanical engineering) or have significant relevant industrial experience in addition to a Degree. You will have a track record of providing tailored measurement solutions in academic and/or industrial settings which have solved existing measurement problems (e.g. bottlenecks, poor accuracy, accessibility, etc.) and ensured that measurement data has been reliable. You will have significant knowledge and experience in capturing, handling, manipulating and analysing 3D data sets of different types (point clouds, meshes, CAD) and you will have working knowledge and experience in at least two of the following areas:

• Marker-based and markerless photogrammetry
• Dynamic optical tracking (DIC, multi-camera photogrammetric methods, etc.)
• Reverse engineering
• Drone-based sensor delivery and measurement
• Optical surface geometry reconstruction methods (e.g. structured light, laser line scanner)
• Civil infrastructure laser scanning and BIM modelling
• Coordinate measurement machine programming

 

You will have the ability to plan and organise your own workload, possess excellent problem-solving abilities and have the ability to work as part of a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to interact with, inform and persuade a variety of stakeholders and to present complex information and data in an accessible manner to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates who have practical working knowledge of at least one of the following: GOM software and hardware, Hexagon software and hardware, Polyworks, Spatial Analyzer or CAD software (preferably Solidworks).

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr William Kerr, Metrology Theme Lead - william.kerr@strath.ac.uk

 

 

Click here for full details.