Project Leader / Senior Project Leader


  • Central England
  • ¬£Attractive
  • Research facilities
  • Added 27 Jul 2018

Job ref: N/A

TWI is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

The Adhesives, Composites and Sealants section provides world-class technology in the fields of novel composites processing, composites joining and adhesive bonding. The section seeks to recruit a Project Leader to deliver projects in the field of composite materials operating at high pressure – high temperature environments.  TWI also manages and operates the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), a centre for postgraduate industry led study.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Operating Thermal Analysis equipment
  • Mechanical testing
  • Producing composites specimens
  • Assist in the design of special jigs, autoclaves and other enclosures for the mechanical testing of composites in specific pressure-temperature environments
  • Managing project tasks efficiently to meet client, health, safety, quality and budget requirements.
  • Supporting projects in the areas of composites joining and dissimilar material joining

For the Senior Project Leader role, you will have additional responsibilities:

  • Supervision of NSIRC students (PhD and/or MSc)
  • Mentoring, guidance and support to NSIRC postgraduate industrial research projects

Required skills / expertise:

  • BSc and above qualification Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Polymer Chemistry
  • At least two of the four skills described below acquired through three years of  experience in industrial based research or through a completed PhD:
    • Knowledge of composites manufacturing processes
    • Knowledge of damage mechanisms in composites
    • Knowledge of transport phenomena through composites (heat and/or mass transfer)
    • Knowledge of composite repair processes

Experience in composites for Oil & Gas applications appreciated but is not a requirement.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Intrinsically high level of motivation with a good work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong documentation and writing skills

The role requires regular travel with notice within the UK and occasionally overseas.

TWI offers a comprehensive training programme, incorporating both in-house and external courses to support the development of staff.


Job Profile:                  Project Leader / Senior Project Leader

Job Role:                     Project Leader / Senior Project Leader, Technology

Contract:                      Permanent

Hours:                          36 hours p/wk.

Ref:                              83/18

Closing Date:               27/08/2018

To find out more about TWI and our corporate culture please visit our website:  https://www.twi-global.com/

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