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Consultant Engineer

Warrington, Cheshire
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6 Sep 2022
Job Title: Consultant Engineer Location: Warrington (near Manchester) Employment Category: Full Time (37.5 hours per week) Salary/Benefits: Up to £35k (dependent on experience), 25 days annual leave plus, statutory holidays, additional leave purchase, up to 8% matched pension contribution, healthcare, life assurance & more Do you have a mechanical engineering or materials background? Are you suited to consultancy & problem solving? Do you want to work on a wide range of industrial projects? Do you want a varied and satisfying career? Do you expect to be recognised for your performance? The Company Our client is a leading Science & Engineering services company working within the rail, oil & gas, process plant, utilities, aviation and space industries. We are seeking highly motivated and technically able engineering staff to join a successful consultancy team, working on technically challenging projects for industrial clients. We need confident, capable staff who can take project responsibilities in their stride, help us grow our business and develop robust client relationships. The Job An early to mid-career Engineering Consultancy vacancy has become available within our client s National Centre of Tribology. The centre which specialises in Forensic Engineering and Materials, Failure Analysis and Component Life Extension. A wide variety of work is undertaken for customers based mainly in the UK although occasionally abroad. The job will require a practical understanding of engineering, tribology and failure investigation and experience working in a laboratory environment on projects which may include forensic examination of components, materials testing, rig design and commissioning. Site visits, critical thinking, a forensic approach to problem solving and attention to detail are all a necessary part of the role. Good communication skills are an absolute essential. The candidate must be able to produce clear concise written reports and be able to formally present project findings to technically informed customers. The candidate will be able to work to controlled budgets and fixed time constraints. The type of work requires someone with practical skills, willing when necessary to use hand tools to investigate component assemblies; measure and assess component geometry using CMM, profilometry; or inspect components using state of the art scanning electron microscope (SEM) or various optical microscopes. Practical computing ability is essential and there are opportunities to develop a working knowledge of CAD and FEA as well as several bespoke bearing analysis and statistical software packages. Requirements The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated, able to prioritise work and learn quickly from practical investigations and from working alongside experienced colleagues. It is essential that the candidate has: Problem solving skills • Good theoretical and practical problem-solving skills • A creative and original approach to finding solutions that will achieve customer objectives Technical Expertise Tribological knowledge and an understanding of the roll of the subject in all moving systems A thorough understanding of the techniques of root cause failure analysis An understanding at the highest level of how engineering components operate and fail An ability to synthesise information and data to rapidly focus on the core issues An understanding of maintenance and engineering good practice Ability to provide the expert role for one or more specialist areas and be recognised as such both within the company and in the wider industry sector Qualifications A first class or 2.1 degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline. Travel Occasional UK and International travel
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  • Job Reference: 705044343-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Morson Talent
    Morson Talent
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent