About The Role
Principal Research Engineer - SMEs
£47,700 - £59,733 DOE & Benefits
 
 
Since its inception in 2019, the NCC's Connect business has taken the SME community by storm, providing rapid-response expert engineering support to a wide range of varied innovators. And with its value-added training offering, and SME boost programme, it's fair to say that Connect is making a huge difference.
 
Now we're looking for a Principal Research Engineer to support the future of Connect. You'll provide expert guidance on SME projects, developing novel solutions to technical challenges. You're a key point of contact for customers and internal stakeholders, advocating for Connect and its developing capability. Beyond project work, you'll support the development of high-quality training material, ensuring that content meets the required standard to be technically challenging and suitable for its audience.
 
Above all, you're a vital part of the Connect technical team, being the go-to for technical advice to all, from Project Leads and customers, to junior engineers and mentorees.
 
So what are we looking for?
- You have a breadth of knowledge within composites engineering, from design to materials to manufacture. You have real-life experience solving technical problems in a variety of contexts
- You're a technical leader, with the wide knowledge base to confidently make engineering decisions, and support teams and ensure the technical excellence of their work
- You have a diverse experience, ideally across sectors and in a rapid response environment. Connect is all about a quick turnaround, and you know how to get results, fast
- A genuine interest in supporting SMEs will be a bonus. You know the kinds of problems that smaller companies face in working with composites, and want to help them secure future success in engineering innovation
 
Why Connect?
The NCC is building the future for composites, and Connect is fighting the battle for SMEs. With a diverse workload from the typical to the weird and wacky, Connect is accelerating knowledge transfer in composites. And with the autonomy to own the technical governance of some of the most interesting projects that pass through NCC, what better place is there to further your career as an engineer?
 
We look forward to hearing from you.