Research Engineer in Sensor Systems in Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre

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We are seeking a Research Engineer to work within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Control and Monitoring Systems Engineering housed in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

As a Research Engineer you will be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team developing electronic circuits for embedded sensor systems. The systems will be able to acquire various parameters to diagnose unusual gas turbine engine behaviours.

The focus of the role is the systems electronic circuit design and prototyping, with contribution to innovation in the systems’ mechanical, software and electronics design. The Research Engineer will produce high quality technology that will be tested on Rolls-Royce testbed engines in the course of the position. The developed systems will need to survive in extreme environments whilst meeting the demanding operational and metrology requirements of in-service and future aerospace propulsion systems. The research will contribute to an engine which is self-aware of its health and can intelligently optimise its behaviour and servicing to provide sustainable propulsion.

You will be a skilled integrator of electronic systems and software. Experience is expected in creating analogue sensor interfaces connected to low-power micro-processors, all powered by conditioned energy harvested or battery energy. The project has a potential for growth in scope to advanced sensing technologies (RADAR, LiDAR, vision systems, etc.) to help the diagnosis of aerospace systems.

You must have a good first degree (or equivalent experience) in Engineering, or a closely aligned discipline, and have hands-on experience in designing, producing and testing low power electronic circuits is essential. Experience of embedded programming along with sensor or measurement system development is desirable.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.