Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £38,205 per annum
25 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £34,980 to £38,205 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term - 12 months
Closing Date:  Friday 20 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2453823DA

Unlock the Hydrogen Revolution: Join us as a Hydrogen Technology Engineer!

Do you thrive on the challenge of transforming innovative ideas into market solutions? If you're a hands-on engineer with a passion for bringing creativity to life, we invite you to be a part of our team as a Hydrogen Technology Engineer.

About Us: In the Applied Thermodynamics Group at the University of Southampton, we’re accelerating the energy transition with our breakthrough contributions to engineering science. Our team’s work is supported by world-renowned specialists from across the University of Southampton, and by international collaboration with industry and academia. This provides the perfect platform for you to develop and for you to contribute to the clean energy transition.

Role Overview: As a Hydrogen Technology Engineer you will have ownership of a project transforming new concepts into prototypes, and developing these concepts into market solutions. You will work with scientists and engineers in the University, as well as developing relationships with potential funders, industrial partners, and customers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Innovative Design: Conceptualise and design mechanical and thermo-fluid systems that implement novel methods for cooling hydrogen to cryogenic temperatures.
  • Prototyping and Testing: Take concepts from theory to practice by building and testing prototypes, refining designs based on real-world performance.
  • Market discovery: Analyse technical and economic performance of proposed systems across diverse applications, including in aerospace and maritime sectors, identifying leading market solutions.
  • Commercialisation: Work dynamically to prepare technology for licensing or spin-out, working within resource and time constraints.
  • Documentation: Provide clear documentation of design work and technical and economic performance analyses.


  • Batchelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field (Master’s or PhD preferred).
  • Proven experience of design, build and test of mechanical systems involving fluid flow, with a strong portfolio showcasing your ability to bring ideas to life.
  • Proficiency in CAD software and its use for design of mechanical and flow devices.
  • Strong analytical skills, especially for fluid and thermodynamic systems, and proficiency in at least one programming language (preferably Python).
  • Preferably, demonstrated ability to identify market opportunities and bring products to market.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Why University of Southampton?

  • Impact: Contribute technology that will unlock environmental and commercial potential of hydrogen energy.
  • Innovation: Bring your creativity and our science together to tackle outstanding high-value problems.
  • Collaborative community: University of Southampton is home to one of the largest and most productive engineering faculties in Europe, uniting experts across all areas of technology.
  • Growth: Advance your career by acquiring experience with world-class engineering facilities and methods, immersing yourself into a thriving community of academic learning, while also being supported to discover market opportunities.

If you’re passionate about using your creativity and engineering talent to accelerate the clean energy transition, the University of Southampton is the place for you. Apply now to join us on our journey transforming the results of scientific discovery into environmental and commercial success.

The University of Southampton is an equal opportunities employer who celebrates the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Enquiries about this position should be addressed to Professor Edward Richardson,

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