In addition to advertised jobs, we are always looking for exceptionally talented (top 5% of your field) and highly motivated engineers to join a growing team that aims to bring innovation to flow-control.

If you have exceptional skills that mean we should look at your CV outside of advertised jobs, please send a CV and covering letter to careers@oxford-flow.com. We may not be able to reply to all emails, but will reply if we feel you are a good match with our team.


   

Operations Technical Lead

Posted August 2019

Operations Technical Lead

Location: Oxford
Employment hours: Full-time, 37.5hr/week
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 plus benefits
Contract type: Permanent

About the Role

Recent expansion has resulted in many national and international customers seeking to trial and adopt Oxford Flow technology. As such, we are looking experienced professional with hands-on technical and/or operational ability, strong safety culture and great communication, organisational and planning skills to be the face of the company and lead in assembling, deploying and commissioning Oxford Flow technology in the UK and abroad.

The Field

This incredibly varied role will see you installing our products or supervising others in water and gas distribution networks, Oil & Gas exploration and production as well as educating and managing customers in adopting new and exciting technologies whilst also developing our business. You will be required to communicate across all levels including operators, technical experts and senior managers.

The Office

The office-based part of the role includes technical report writing on the performance and outcomes of the installed equipment, by interpreting field data - including hydraulics, pressure and flow - and identifying trends and anomalies. You will also need to manage and plan many different projects at once.

The Workshop

There will also be a requirement to assist in the production and assembly of Oxford Flow’s technology in the workshop adhering to our quality management system and safe working practices.

This is a full-time, permanent role based at our offices and workshop in Oxford, but the role will take you all over the world, often at short notice.

The Operations Lead will primarily be responsible for:

Deploying, installing and commissioning Oxford Flow valves in customer facilities and networks, nationally and internationally, to an extremely high level of quality and diligence.
Maintaining a high standard of H&S in the field and in the workshop.
Providing support and technical assistance to customers in accordance with Oxford Flow’s reputation for customer service.
Building strong relationships with our customers and clients and assist with business development.
Having an ‘Operations / service company’ mentality – Ops. is a 24/7 365 days a year activity that requires a proactive and flexible approach.
Producing regular technical reports evaluating technology performance.
Assisting the Production team in assembling high quality products to meet customer orders.
Supporting Final Verification activity including Factory Acceptance Testing and carrying out pressure testing and reporting.
Supporting Assembly staff with packaging and shipping activity, maintaining packaging material stock levels.

Skills and Experience

As a small manufacturing company, staff at Oxford Flow are proactive, enjoy working with others, accepting of challenging targets and are comfortable adapting to new tasks.

The successful candidate will have:

A degree level qualification in engineering or similar
Operational / technical experience including working with pressurised equipment in and around hazardous environments
Experience of Oil & Gas or UK Water/Gas distribution industry and standard operating procedures
Field Operations experience including planning, coordinating and managing the delivery of multiple concurrent operational projects
Practical experience in mechanical maintenance and servicing of complex assemblies
Proficiency in Microsoft software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
Solid verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate across all organisational levels
A positive attitude to complex and challenging situations with strong problem-solving skils
Full, clean UK driving licence
Willingness to travel nationally and internationally, often at short notice

In addition, it would be advantageous if the candidate has:

Experience of pressure reducing valves or similar technologies
Working knowledge of SCADA, PLC and/or RTU applications
Understand mechanical production processes and quality management.
Knowledge of engineering workshop practices to ensure a safe working environment.
The desire to not be limited by the job description and contribute to other company tasks when necessary.

 

 

Graduate Mechanical Engineers

Posted June 2019

Graduate Mechanical Engineers

Location: Oxford
Employment hours: Full-time, 37.5hr/week
Salary: £30,000 - £34,000 plus benefits
Contract type: Permanent

About the Role

Oxford Flow are looking for graduate Mechanical Engineers to join a small, talented R&D team developing water, oil and gas process control products (pressure and control valves, cyclonic separators, silencers, etc.) on accelerated development cycles.

We are looking for highly-motivated and ambitious graduate Mechanical Engineers to take a leading role in current product developments, and R&D towards more speculative concepts. We are a very output-oriented company making real products, not presentations, and expect the successful applicant to work to very rapid product development timescales. This means taking products though the complete development process from concept to preliminary design, technical review, prototyping, testing, live trials, final technical review, and certification.

The successful applicant will be able to work to tight deadlines, have strong communication skills, and the ability to work independently within a small team. They will be working alongside talented PhD level engineers, and would be expected to integrate well into this environment, contributing to a range of live projects while taking the lead on others. A high degree of technical independence is expected.

Job duties will include the following:

Develop models and simulations (e.g. finite element analysis, Simulink, MATLAB) to solve technical problems, including post-processing of results, analysis and presentation.
Product drawings in an appropriate CAD package, including detailed understanding of tolerancing, dimensioning and stress analysis (finite element and hand calculation).
Preparing for live product trials, including selecting appropriate instrumentation.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

A degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering at Masters or PhD level (First class, high 2:1, or equivalent)
Strong skills in MATLAB (or similar), and CAD packages such as SolidWorks
Strong problem solving skills applied to practical situations and an excitement in new technologies and innovation are essential

Benefits package includes a company pension, death in service insurance, 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays.

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting reference number 003-2019 to careers@oxford-flow.com.

Posted 5th June 2019.


About Oxford Flow

Oxford Flow was founded in 2015 as a spin-out from The University of Oxford. The company raised £6.1 million in April 2018 to support rapid growth, product optimisation and customer base expansion.

Oxford Flow produces the most precise and accurate flow control valves in the world. Its range of pressure flow regulators are a fraction of the weight of traditional products and virtually maintenance free. This disruptive technology is used in water & gas distribution networks, oil & gas processes, and other industrial applications. Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) represent a $3.5bn sector of the global $65bn valve & actuator market.

The position is located at our newly refurbished offices in Oxford, only 10 minutes’ walk from the train station. The right candidate will receive a competitive salary with generous benefits package. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in a fast-growing company.


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