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Research Engineer, Mechanical

Closing date
27 Dec 2023

We have an opening for a highly motivated engineer to work in two year fully funded project on mechanical design optimisation and testing. The engineer will work closely with the project team to design a lightweight clamp, perform weight optimisation of the clamp and evaluate the mechanical behaviour (through experimental testing) of the component.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design a new clamp based on existing prototypes
  • Perform structural optimisation based on finite element analysis and optimisation algorithms
  • Design and fabricate mechanical testing tools to test the clamp
  • Evaluate the performance of the clamp, both in the lab as well as in the field
  • Coordinate procurement of necessary equipment or tools and liaise with vendors/suppliers.
  • Compile and analyse data, write reports and present findings in project meetings.
  • Ensure proper operations and maintenance of equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations.

Job Requirements:

  • A good degree in the area of Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering  from a recognised University. Possessing a Master’s degree will be advantageous.
  • An interest in, and relevant competencies in any or more of the following: finite element analysis, optimisation algorithms, mechanical characterisation of materials.
  • Strong analytical skills combined with a hands-on approach.
  • Comfortable with both simulation and experimental techniques
  • A high degree of initiative and able to work independently but closely with other members of a multi-disciplinary team which includes the industry and government agencies.

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