Civil/Structural Engineer/Materials Scientist - KTP Associate
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Expires6 days

Civil/Structural Engineer/Materials Scientist - KTP Associate

Job description

We wish to recruit a highly skilled and motivated graduate to work in Acheson & Glover (Dungannon) in collaboration with Queen’s for 36 months to develop a new range of concrete paving stones using surface treatments and additives to improve performance and appearance and use these materials to reduce urban heat islands.

The postholder will work in Acheson & Glover (Dungannon) in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast for 36 months to develop a new range of concrete paving stones using surface treatments and additives to improve performance and appearance and use these materials to reduce urban heat islands.

The key integrated project phases are:

  • Review of concrete formulations and identification of materials.
  • Physical and chemical characterisation of materials.
  • Optimisation of mixes for innovative smart cooling concrete paving.
  • Scale up of the optimised mixes at the company batching plant.
  • Performance evaluation of the optimised mixes and assessment against cost and carbon footprint.
  • Set up new R & D laboratory in Acheson & Glover.
  • Embedding of new processes and UKAS Accreditation.
  • Staff training and development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK programme that enables businesses to work with universities to gain access to specialist knowledge and expertise and apply it within their organisation. Each Partnership recruits a graduate to work in the company, implementing and embedding the latest research techniques. Guidance is provided by the academic and company supervisors to ensure that the objectives of the project are met. Although the scheme is aimed at recent graduates, any suitably qualified individual may apply.

What we are looking for

  • Completion of a relevant research project, module or student placement. Applicants should indicate how their experience could be applied to this post.
  • Three months’ relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of concrete technology.*
  • Experience in structural testing.*
  • Experience in mechanical performance of materials.*

*may be demonstrated through the completion of a module, student project or placement.
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how their qualifications and experience are relevant to the role.

Desirable:

  • Hold (or be about to obtain) a higher degree in a relevant discipline.
  • One year relevant work experience.
  • Experience in technical report writing, SOPs.
  • Experience in microstructure analysis techniques (e.g. SEM, XRD, TG).
  • Experience in environmental exposure analysis/weathering tests.
  • Understanding of cement chemistry.*

*may be demonstrated through the completion of a module, student project or placement.

Qualifications

Hold, or be about to obtain in July 2019, a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering, structural engineering or material science or a closely related discipline in an accredited degree programme.

Accepted degree subjects

Any

How to apply

Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough or ktp@qub.ac.uk or telephone: 028 9097 3970.

Visit the Queen's University Belfast website via the Apply button for full details and to complete an online application. (Ref: 19/107345).
Interviews will be held at the company on 9 May 2019.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28/04/2019

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Closing date: 28/04/2019

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Additional job details

Number of vacanciesOne
LocationNorthern Ireland
Additional location informationDungannon
Salary

£24,000-£34,000

One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £10,950 training and travel budget over the project duration.

ContractFixed term
Working hoursFull-time

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