Electro-Mechanical / Robotics Engineer
University of Strathclyde Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
United Kingdom

Faculty of Engineering

Term: Fixed (24 months)


This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced and professional Electro-Mechanical Engineer to join the CUE Robotics Team at the acclaimed University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Working alongside experts in robotics and automation in a dynamic and fast paced environment, you will have the opportunity to gain unrivalled access to world class lab facilities and cutting edge technology.


The Electro-Mechanical Engineer will work initially on a project funded by the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), focusing on the development of a robotic inspection system for the inspection of pressure vessels. It will require the integration of existing robotic hardware and novel sensors to develop and evaluate a prototype solution. You will work with specialists in robotics (including vision and localisation), non-destructive testing (NDT) sensors and algorithms. This work will also be applied to other projects with the Research Centre for Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) and the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC).


This role seeks to strengthen our work into automated inspection of industrial assets such as pressure vessels and pipework. Importantly you will bring professional engineering experience to complement the existing teams focus on research. Your responsibility would be to develop robotic inspection system for specific scenarios. Acting as technical lead you will have the ability to mentor and develop more junior members of the team and therefore you must be a self-starter capable of working without close supervision.


To be considered for the role, you will have a good honours degree and PhD (or equivalent professional experience) in an appropriate discipline. The successful candidate will have knowledge exchange interests which are consistent with the strategic direction of the Department and will have the ability to plan and organise knowledge exchange programmes, and to pull together teams of academic professional staff and others as appropriate, to ensure project delivery for the client and benefits to the University. The successful candidate will be able to directly contribute and make a real difference to a growing team of 25 interdisciplinary engineers with an income portfolio in excess of £6M.


You will be required to travel to partner sites for technical meetings and project demonstrations on a regular basis and, as such, applicants must be willing and able to travel. Applications from candidates with a valid UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle are therefore desirable. The position is based at the Glasgow City Centre campus.


This is initially a two year position although it may be possible for further funding to become available to extend this position.


For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Gordon Dobie, Senior Lecturer, gordon.dobie@strath.ac.uk

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