Location: Jubilee Campus
Salary: £33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date: Thursday 11 July 2024
Reference: ENG176224

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and talented Test Engineer to join the Driving the Electrical Revolution Industrialisation Centre at the University of Nottingham and contribute to the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Research Group (PEMC). Your research will focus on electrical machines, drives, design, materials, thermal management, control, and testing. The purpose of the role is to contribute to projects with key industrial partners in the field of electrical machines. Knowledge in topics related to testing electrical machines, drives and materials are required.?   

The PEMC research group has grown exponentially and now has over 200 members, 24 academics and circa 130 PhD students, researchers, and engineers. The group offers state-of-the-art facilities spanning 3500m², capable of handling up to 5MW for construction and testing. Here are some examples of the type of expertise we are looking for, however this list is not exhaustive and exclusive:  

  • Skilled in coding / programming – MATLAB, Python, or relevant packages.
  • Experience in testing and validation of rotating machinery.
  • Experience of designing, planning, and implementing test methods for and testing rotating machines and electrical drive systems, test rig, or similar.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, and design for manufacture.  
  • Experience of working in a relevant industrial or research environment.  
  • A proven track record of developing, applying and delivering experimental and modelling research methodologies and techniques. 

Candidates should have Bachelor’s in Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronics / Instrumentation (or relevant) Engineering with relevant industrial / practical experience. 

The job is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract for 24 months, with continuation subject to growth in the research area. Job share arrangements may be considered.  

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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