Digital Manufacturing Engineer (Connectivity)

Glasgow (GB)
£31,604 - £38,833
06 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Digital Manufacturing Engineer (Connectivity)

Department: Advanced Forming Research Centre, Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (
Staff Category    Knowledge Exchange
Reports To    The Head of Department, through the AFRC Chief Operating Officer and Team Leader
Salary Range:    £31,604 - £38,833
FTE:    1 (35 hours/week)
Reference No    97564
Grade:    7
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date    Sunday, 19 November 2017

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners.  As a part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established at Inchinnan near Glasgow’s International Airport in partnership with multi-national companies such as Rolls-Royce and The Boeing Company.  The AFRC is the embodiment of over £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners to establish a world leading research facility for forging and forming technologies.  Since 2011 it has been a part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

The AFRC has established a Digital Manufacturing team in recognition of a growing research and industrial demand for the application of digital technologies for the benefit of the UK manufacturing sector. A Digital Manufacturing Engineer is sought to support research programmes and deliver projects for the AFRC. The role sought will be focussed on the development of equipment Connectivity/Internet of Things (IoT), embedded sensors and real-time data acquisition/analysis at the AFRC and will be required to identify and deliver projects in these areas. In this role you will be a key point of contact for IoT/embedded sensors provision to both internal project work and external engagement. The post-holder will also be required to become part of relevant networks, for example Digital Manufacturing related forums, and become integral to the development of capabilities within the AFRC and as part of AFRC growth. The post-holder will also be required to develop relationships with key partners in the field of connectivity (IoT), embedded sensors and real-time data acquisition/analysis. 

To be considered for this role, you will either be educated to PhD level or be able to demonstrate relevant industrial experience within an industrial environment. You will have knowledge of IoT/Connectivity enabling technology; the relevance and applicability of these technologies for manufacturing; and have delivered projects using the technologies. The post-holder will be expected to demonstrate and exert an interest in the technologies and already have key relationships or be involved in relevant networks. You will have an established track record in identifying research or industrial projects as well as experience of supporting research and development in the context of manufacturing. You will have project management experience and are able to lead projects with minimal support.

You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload, you will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solving complex problems, and an ability to work as part of a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders in both industry and academia and an ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter as a single document detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

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Formal interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday, 12 December 2017.

Equality and Diversity

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The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.