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Senior Application Engineers in Industrialisation of Electrical Machines and Drives


Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £54,949 to £67,521 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 30 January 2023
Reference:  ENG581722

The University of Nottingham has newly established a business unit to accelerate the industrialisation of its world-leading research in electrical machines, power electronics and drive systems; Midlands Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre -Nottingham Drives Specialist Services (DER- IC, NDSS). The centre has recently seen over £20M of investment in new advanced coil winding machines, MW-class electrical drive test rigs and power supplies, material characterisation and reliability equipment and advanced motor manufacturing facilities. Manufacturing equipment includes Advance Hairpin and Continuous Hairpin Lines, Flat-Coils and Needle Winders, Assembly and Impregnation processing equipment. 

Work will be across industry sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Rail, Industrial and Energy and we aim to provide support for both prototyping and scale up of advanced electrical machines and drives. 

We are particularly looking for motivated individuals who have a flair for ingenuity and a problem solving attitude. The successful candidates will be expected to manage a team of engineers and technicians to lead on the delivery of manufacturing programmes of electrical machines and drives. This includes the development of new automated manufacturing processes adopting appropriate quality standards. Candidates are also expected to have hands-on manufacturing experience. 

You will have experience working in industry and be able to apply practical and innovative approach to underpin this initiative. 

You will work closely with other members of the PEMC group as well as across other research groups in Advanced Manufacturing, Thermofluids and Transmissions. You will also lead and deliver individual and collaborative complex R&D programmes. These will require generating new intellectual understanding, new research concepts and ideas, work across technical disciplines and delivered research outcomes.

Preferably you will hold a degree and experience in the relevant areas. You can demonstrate abilities to collaborate with multidisciplinary research teams and projects including in the planning, tasking, resource management, liaison with partners and dissemination of research results. You can also apply an excellent research techniques and methodologies, use your communication skills and the ability to be a team leader.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract for 2 years, with the potential for extension. 

Please attach your full CV as part of your application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:
- Professor Chris Gerada ( DER-IC NDSS principle investigator and technical director
- Dr. Hitendra Hirani ( DER-IC NDSS sales director and general manager.
- Professor Michele Degano ( DER-IC NDSS Chief Engineer Please note that applications sent directly to this email

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