Electronics and Instrumentation Engineer

Job summary

An opportunity for an Electronic & Instrumentation Engineer has arisen within the technical services team of the Thermofluids Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering. This role actively supports the research activity within the division and is integral to the success of the projects undertaken. The postholder works closely with Academics and Researchers to lead in the end-to-end design and manufacturing processes to supports the goals...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01406
  • Date posted 23 October 2020
  • Closing date 22 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

An opportunity for an Electronic & Instrumentation Engineer has arisen within the technical services team of the Thermofluids Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering. This role actively supports the research activity within the division and is integral to the success of the projects undertaken. The postholder works closely with Academics and Researchers to lead in the end-to-end design and manufacturing processes to supports the goals of world-leading research within the division; to reduce the environmental impact of internal combustion engines and better understand combustion phenomena in order to mitigate NOx and particulate emissions.

­The state-of-the-art experimental laboratory facilities in the Thermofluids division comprise several engine test cells, high pressure combustion chambers, experiments for fire research, an organic Rankine cycle facility, and a number of turbocharger-based test rigs. Projects are carried out in collaboration with major industrial sponsors and are often co-funded by the UK Government.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be providing expertise, from concept to implementation, on electronic and instrumentation experimental operations. This will involve:

  • The design and development of test rigs
  • Use of data acquisition/processing software
  • Providing circuit designs and hardware for interfacing solutions
  • Providing training, guidance and advice on equipment, instrumentation and experimental techniques
  • Taking initiatives in the development of new processes and systems, to the ultimate benefit of the research output

Essential requirements

A full list of the requirements for this role can be found in the job description.

  • ­You must have a qualification in Wiring Regulations, with experience in wiring and interfacing sensors and actuators.
  • A degree level qualification in Electrical engineering (or similar), and formal IEEE qualification are both highly desirable.
  • You must be experienced in the design and production of electrical control solutions, including a variety of applications and systems (outlined in the job description)
  • Certification in portable appliance testing is essential, as is a thorough knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and procedures.

Further information

We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a enough applications has been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Julia Easton at j.easton@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please click “APPLY NOW” to go through to the online application form. Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Miss Helen Stoneham at h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence.

 

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.