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.


CFD Engineer

Full-time, 6 months fixed term

Oxford Flow are looking for a CFD Engineer with mechanical design experience to join a small, talented R&D team developing oil and gas process control products (pressure and control valves, cyclonic separators, silencers, etc.) on accelerated development cycles.

About the Role

We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious engineer to assist with fluid dynamic investigations and optimisations across several product development projects. The candidate will also be competent in mechanical component design to take these developments through to prototype testing.

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 engineers and would be expected to integrate well into this environment. The successful applicant will report to a Principal Engineer but a high degree of technical independence is expected. This is a role with a high degree of responsibility and autonomy.

Oxford Flow’s technical team have a rigorous internal technical review process, and the successful applicant will feel comfortable making technical presentations and writing reports to a very high standard, working within a technical review environment.

Areas in which the recruit is expected to be capable of taking a technical lead within the company will include the following:

Use of CFD simulation software to model aerodynamic and hydrodynamic loading on components. Interpretation of these results to direct a design optimisation strategy.
3D component modelling and drawings in an appropriate CAD package.

Skills and Experience

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a significant level of ability to independently solve research-level problems involving fluid dynamics and/or fluidic stability, and will have:

A degree in Mechanical (or similar) Engineering at Masters or PhD level (First class, high 2:1, or equivalent)
At least 2 years of industry experience and/or applied academic research experience
In-depth knowledge of fluid mechanics
A high level of proficiency in CFD simulation software
Experience of rapid numerical/experimental validation of concepts to meet technical specifications
Track record of delivery of technical solutions where creative thinking and a pragmatic, problem solving mindset is key

The applicant’s relevant expertise would draw on proficiency in a number of the following tools:

Computational fluid dynamics: Star-CCM+ or similar
CAD: Modelling and drafting for manufacture in Solidworks or similar

Salary is £35-40k P.A. pro rata.

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting reference number 989-2018 to careers@oxford-flow.com.

Posted 10th December 2018.


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.


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