Core Technology (R&D) Manager

Job Title: Core Technology (R&D) Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol Avon
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-10-24 00:00:00
Reference: 025419205
Contact Name: Darius Barnes
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 02, 2019 10:02

Job Description

A leading, and highly innovative manufacturing group in North Somerset is looking for an Research and Development Manager to join its Core Technology Team. Managing a scientific research group, this main purpose of this role is to direct the strategy and activities of a team of scientists and engineers, developing new innovate technologies to maintain the company's Global leadership.

Research and Development Manager
Location: North Somerset; commutable from Bristol, Weston super Mare, Clevedon and Bridgewater
Salary: £80 - £85,000 per annum, plus benefits

A broad list of typical activities will include, but are not limited to:
O Responsibility for the definition and validation of the abatement technology roadmap, working closely with business unit managers to ensure alignment with the business strategy.
O Responsible for shared live-gas testing facilities
O Direct management of a team of 11
O Annual budget responsibility of $2 - $2.5 Million
O Management of Technical projects, delivering on time and to specification
O Ensure all new technology is developed and tested safely
O Act as the "Technical Authority" abatement products

Knowledge and experience required:
O Analytical approach with a proven ability to apply scientific principles
O Business and commercial awareness to identify technology opportunities, and make balanced proposals for the technology plan.
O Able to build and develop a cohesive team, to provide leadership and direction, and to foster good communications
O Influencing, communication, presentation and negotiating skills at the highest levels, both internally and externally. Able to achieve credibility and command respect.
O Degree level or higher in Physical Science or Engineering
O 10 years experience of new product research and development in a high technology environment - ideally within the Semi Conductor industry.

In addition, the following wold be considered Advantageous:
O Understanding of exhaust gas abatement: sector technology, products, and manufacturing methods.
O Comprehensive knowledge of the semiconductor and DSL markets and technologies, and their abatement applications and integrated system requirements
O Knowledge of combustion, plasma, catalysis, and/or aqueous chemistry
O Knowledge of Infra-red Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, or similar analytical techniques
O Knowledge of materials, machining and fabrication techniques
O Knowledge of CAD and/or CFD modelling
O Knowledge of Vacuum pumping, gas abatement, and/or semiconductor process equipment

The opportunity:
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced R&D Engineer/Manager to join a world leading manufacturing company at a time of continued growth. The company currently use infra-red spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, computational fluid dynamics and other techniques to predict current machine performance and optimise new designs. A generous salary of £80 - £85,000 per annum is available based upon skills and experience.

Apply on-line or call Darius Barnes for a confidential discussion
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