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Senior Test and Development Engineer

Posted Jan 2019

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Posted Jan 2019

Senior Test and Development Engineer

Location: Oxford
Employment hours: Full-time, 37.5hr/week
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 plus benefits
Contract type: Permanent

About the Role

Oxford Flow are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious engineer to join a dynamic and rapidly growing R&D team developing state-of-the-art fluid flow control products (pressure and control valves, cyclonic separators, silencers, etc.) on accelerated development cycles.

The successful applicant will lead and develop our testing activities at Oxford Flow. They will report to the Principal Engineer, but a high degree of technical independence is expected. This is a role with a high degree of responsibility and autonomy.

The successful applicant will be able to work to very rapid product development timescales and take responsibility for the timely delivery of accurate and consolidated performance characteristics. The engineer will take the initiative in planning and executing test modifications (hardware, software, processing, process) to further improve, stream-line and future-proof Oxford Flow’s testing capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

Lead and execute experimental test campaigns to characterise the performance of our fluid flow control products - from early-stage concepts to late-stage prototypes and field trial
Coordinate testing at external test-houses, including: planning and optimisation of test campaigns; liaising with test partners; technical over-site of external experiments
Post-process, consolidate, interpret and present test data in a format suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences
Effectively record and manage large volumes of data, instigating systematic improvements to develop a quality data management process
Understand the operation and function of the fluid flow control products to interpret the test data and suggest optimisation strategies based on test results
Be accountable for the accuracy of the experimental data and to take the initiative in further improving testing methodologies and post-processing scripts
Develop and improve our testing capability - coordinating with suppliers and sub-contractors
Become a company expert in industry testing requirements for a variety of markets

Qualifications

Qualified to degree level in engineering or science (First class or high 2:1)
3+ years industrial experience or PhD

Skills and Experience

Essential

Significant hands-on build and test experience of high speed/pressure experimental test facilities
In-depth knowledge of instrumentation and data logging
Proven experience of managing, processing and analysing large volumes of experimental data
Proficient in MATLAB, LabVIEW, Microsoft Office
Strong understanding of engineering and scientific principles with ability to rapidly learn and apply new concepts
CAD modelling and technical drawing experience for mechanical design, and understanding of manufacturability

Desirable

In-depth knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamic principles
Proven experience in leading or supporting product or technology development with significant hands-on prototyping and development experience
Experience in a technology/engineering startup, growth company, corporate research, university research lab or similar
Experience across one or more new product cycles

Skills

Practical mind-set, strong creative problem-solving skills and positive ‘can do’ attitude
Strong organisational and planning skills including task management and prioritisation
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels with internal team members and external suppliers, customers
Able to work in teams and independently
Willingness to travel (domestically and internationally) if necessary and to support engagement with customers and partners

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 002-2019 to careers@oxford-flow.com.

Posted 29th January 2019.


Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Oxford
Employment hours: Full-time, 37.5hr/week
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 plus benefits
Contract type: Permanent

About the Role

Oxford Flow are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer 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.

The successful applicant will be able to work to very rapid product development and commercialisation timescales, taking products though the latter stages of the development process including technical review, prototyping, accelerated life testing, live trials, product improvement initiatives and certification.

They 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. The successful applicant will report to the 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 alongside a team of talented engineers.

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

Taking new products from design / prototype stage through to a market ready product offering
Design optimisation; driven by specific technical, customer or regulatory requirements or to improve the overall manufacturing readiness of new products
Produce drawings in an appropriate CAD package, including detailed understanding of tolerancing, dimensioning and stress analysis (finite element and hand calculation)

Skills and Experience

Essential

A degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar at Masters or above (First class, high 2:1, or equivalent)
At least 3 years of industry experience including new product development activity
Track record of delivering technical solutions where creative thinking and a pragmatic, problem solving mindset is key
Proficiency in CAD modelling and producing manufacturing drawings using GD&T
Experience of stress analysis of safety-critical components
Working to industry design standards or similar internal processes

Desirable

Experience of the design and specification of hydraulic systems
Experience of seal design, particularly dynamic seals
Mechanical design and stressing of pressure vessels or piping components

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 001-2019 to careers@oxford-flow.com.

Posted 29th January 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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