Senior R&D Engineer

Senior R&D Engineer

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Engineering and Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + plus package

  • Contact:

    Connor Jones

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Senior Research and Development Engineer - Birmingham

£50,000 - £58,000 base salary, dependant on experience

A global metals manufacturing business based in Birmingham are looking to expand their research and development department with an additional senior engineer!


  • A competitive salary of £50,000 - £58,000 dependant on experience
  • A quarterly cash bonus scheme based on global performance
  • Private health care for you and your family
  • Private dental care for you and a partner
  • A generous holiday allowance of 26 plus bank holidays
  • A flexible workday from 08:30am to 16:30pm
  • A generous pension contribution, matched up to a value of 8%

You will be a strong materials-based engineer with a heavy metallurgical background. Reporting directly into the global head of R&D based in America, you will co-ordinate the companies research and development program in the UK and align it the company's global strategy. You will be a key member in developing and driving innovative solutions for the optimisation of manufacturing and quality processes that impact the business on a huge scale.


  • Drive technologically challenging plant initiatives to support the UK business and continuous improvement efforts that significantly impact material yield and quality.
  • Provide guidance and management of the businesses university and industry consortium projects.
  • Idea generation for new university project proposals that are in the businesses interest and lobbying internal support for these projects. Keeping up to date with relevant research literature.
  • Knowledge of commercial drivers to propose and coordinate research and development programs supporting new opportunities in join technology road maps.
  • Collaborate with Global R&D to ensure that core projects are directed to provide maximum benefit to the business.
  • Effective and regular communication with connection points in US, UK and EU to tap into available resources for support.

A bit about you:

  • Degree level qualified in an Engineering or Materials discipline with ability to manage and
  • drive projects.
  • An advanced knowledge of material science and its application within engineering.
  • Practical experience of some of the following techniques and processes; Scanning Electron
  • Microscope or other Advanced characterisation, Mechanical Testing, FE Modelling, Residual
  • stress measurement or in-line metrology.
  • A basic knowledge of computer programming/ scripting in Python, MATLAB/Mathcad, VBA etc.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing or laboratory environment with metals and alloys.
  • Experience of working with Titanium and microstructures would provide a distinct advantage.

If you are interested in finding out more about this fantastic opportunity to be a part of a global business at the forefront of metal manufacturing, then please apply now with your most recent and most up-to-date CV and one of the Gleeson team will be in touch with you to discuss more! To arrange a confidential discussion to discuss more about this role, please reach out to book in a confidential call.

*Please note you must hold the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.


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