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.


SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER

12 Months Fixed Term 01/04/18 – 01/04/19 (with possibility of role becoming permanent after term)

Oxford Flow are looking for a driven engineer to join a dynamic and rapidly growing R&D team developing state-of-the-art fluid flow control products on accelerated development cycles.

In partnership with internal teams, investing partners and sub-contractors, the successful applicant will develop advanced self-powered fluid control modules, integrating the latest thermo-electric generators with sensors, mobile communication systems and data analytics.

Key Responsibilities

 • Development process from preliminary concept to full market-ready definition
 • Coordination of manufacturing, assembly and test activities
 • Intellectual property and regulatory assessment
 • Reporting, documentation and presentation to stakeholders
 • Delivering end-products to customers

Qualifications

 • Qualified to degree level in engineering or science
 • 3+ years industrial experience/PhD desirable

Skills and Experience

Essential

 • In-depth knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics principles
 • In-depth knowledge of instrumentation and data logging
 • Experience of power generation, waste heat recovery systems or similar
 • Experience of rapid validation of concepts to meet technical specifications
 • Proven experience in leading or supporting product or technology development with significant hands-on prototyping and development experience
 • Track record of delivery of technical solutions where creative thinking and a pragmatic, problem solving mindset is key
 • Strong understanding of engineering and scientific principles with ability to rapidly learn and apply new concepts

Desirable

 • Multi-disciplinary prototyping experience (mechanical and electrical) with knowledge of test rigs and test activities
 • Knowledge of mobile data exchange and networked systems (e.g. GSM, SCADA)
 • CAD modelling and technical drawing experience, and understanding of manufacturability
 • Experience with high pressure fluids and electrical/mechanical control systems
 • Experience across one or more new product cycles
 • Experience working with sub-contractors, partners and customers
 • Experience in a technology/engineering startup, growth company, corporate research, university research lab or similar
 • Coding experience (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C/C++)

Skills

 • Strong engineering/development skillset (design/development/mechanical & electrical)
 • Practical mind-set, strong creative problem-solving skills and positive ‘can do’ attitude – don’t need telling to get hands-on if that is needed to get the work done
 • Ability to think in an entrepreneurial way
 • Strong organisational and planning skills including task management and prioritisation
 • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and with external suppliers and customers
 • Able to work in teams and independently
 • Willingness to travel (domestically and internationally) if necessary and to support engagement with customers and partners

Salary £38-42k. The position will be based at our offices in Oxford, with 25 days annual holiday allowance and a contributory pension scheme.

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting reference number 999-2018 to careers@oxford-flow.com

Posted 04/01/18.


PRODUCT QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE ENGINEER

Oxford Flow seeks a Product Quality and Compliance Engineer to qualify a range of fluid flow products to ensure conformity to all regulatory and legal requirements for the supply of products into regulated markets in the water, gas distribution, oil & gas and process sectors.

The role will be based in our Operations team, supporting the Design team and leading product compliance. A key role is to ensure Oxford Flow’s products are compliant with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).

The person will also interact with Business Development and Production teams. The role will include preparing product documentation and creating specifications for product testing (both in our workshop in Oxford and contracted at European testing facilities). All activities fit within our ISO9001 quality system and a key requirement of the role is to lead the product QA and ensure adherence to these processes. The role will support project management with report preparation of our product development projects.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Operations Director, the person will be primarily responsible for:

 • Leading QA activity for Oxford Flow, ensuring ISO9001 compliance and future (internal / external) audit success
 • Leading Oxford Flow’s product quality management for a range of fluid flow equipment – valves, filters, silencers and flow meters
 • Responsible for industry certification and compliance, planning and internally reporting for compliance activity
 • Delivering compliance processes to safely and legally sell products in regulated industry sectors, including water, gas distribution, process and oil & gas. For example, in oil & gas this would involve API, ASME, ANSI, NACE, NORSOK, etc.
 • Obtaining compliance for PED (SEP, Cat I – III, and progressing to Cat IV for safety devices in the near future) for gas and liquid duty and for both Fluid Groups 1 and 2
 • Directing the product pressure testing and final verifications requirements in collaboration with the Design and Production teams
 • Obtaining product compliance (primarily for water and natural gas) in the UK, Europe, Middle East and USA
 • Developing / maintaining a product’s PED Technical File, advising on future PED requirements
 • Supporting the Operations function on technical studies, technology / product development mapping, component and product verification

Skills and Experience

This position will suit a newly qualified engineer with an eye for detail, excellent report writing skills and with interest in establishing and maintaining engineering procedures. Candidates for this role should have the following skills, experience and interests:

 • Engineering-based higher certificate (Level 4-5) or technical degree or equivalent
 • Proven report writing skills
 • Experience of product quality management, industry standards and compliance
 • Ability to support project management for industry-led product development projects
 • Interest in fluid flow equipment and industrial processes in our key sectors of water, gas distribution, oil & gas and process
 • Enthusiasm for engineering industry standards and regulation compliance
 • Ability to become proficient in PED
 • Ideally, some knowledge of fluid flow and pressure systems
 • Ability to lead QA for Oxford Flow, knowledge of ISO9001 quality systems (not just auditing), and with the necessary skill to draft and communicate important procedures

Key words/ topics: industry regulation and compliance; standardisation; water / gas distribution / O&G / process equipment product quality / compliance; Pressure Equipment Directive (PED); ISO9001 procedure writing; test report writing; product testing, final assessment and verification.

The position is offered at a competitive salary, will be based at our offices in Oxford, with 25 days annual holiday allowance and a contributory pension scheme.

Please send your CV and covering letter quoting reference number 998-2018 to careers@oxford-flow.com

Posted 05/01/18.

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