Corrosion Control Consultant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 Pro rata per annum
06 Aug 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Part Time


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Permanent (0.4FTE per week)
Closing Date:  Thursday 26 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1459821LH

Corrosion Control Consultant**

nC2 are a Consultancy Unit within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) at the University of Southampton. We provide consultancy services for customers seeking solutions in the fields of tribology, surface science and materials engineering. 

You will contribute to the successful delivery of enterprise projects as required by nC2 under the supervision of a project leader. The position will require laboratory experience to work on current projects using scientific methods. In addition, you will identify procedures, preparing tenders and work scopes to meet client needs and contribute to the marketing, quality and administration of nC2.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tenders and work scopes in the field of corrosion control to meet client needs.
  • Work on a range of experimental and desk-based consultancy projects for customers in the fields of tribology, surface science and materials engineering.
  • Contributing to the production of high-quality technical reports.
  • Reviewing and assimilating data/information and technical reports produced by other members of the team.
  • Enabling successful interactions with customers, including presentation of key results and their interpretation in the context of client’s needs.
  • Carrying out business development activities contributing to the marketing, quality and administration of nC2
  • Delivering work to agreed timescales, quality and cost.

To be successful it is essential you have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and industrial experience in corrosion control, along with experience of working in a laboratory and in accelerated corrosion testing.

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.   We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.  

The University of Southampton is the top one per cent of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the international standard for Environmental Management ISO14001:2015.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

**Upon appointment your job title will be Enterprise Fellow

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1459821LH on all correspondence. 

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