Research & Development – Project Lead

Salary/Rate £45,000-£55,000/annum + Private Health Insurance

If you have experience leading multi-discipline Research and Development projects, in the areas
of Advanced Mechanical Engineering – Physics – Thermofluids – Fluid Mechanics – Materials
Engineering – Metallurgy – Additive Manufacturing, Computational Modelling, Controls
and Instrumentation – Vacuum Induction Melting, we have a unique opportunity with
potential for development for the right candidate.

Phoenix Scientific Industries (PSI) Ltd supplies specialist equipment designed and manufactured
in-house for the Advanced Materials industry with products and technologies that span many
aspects of the industry. Our technology is sold throughout the world and offers customers a
research or production scale machine to produce refined, alloyed, highly valuable metal powder
products for Additive Manufacturing, HIP casting, and many applications.

Our R&D programs, in partnership with leading Industry partners from Defence, Aerospace, and
advanced Manufacturing, as well as leading Universities / Research institutes, are expanding and
offer the opportunity for an experienced R&D lead to be involved in exciting new technology

Reporting to the Director of Research and Technology, this role offers the successful candidate
the opportunity to take the lead on our R&D projects, supported by our experienced in-house
Engineering, Design and Manufacturing teams.

Job Specification & Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject.
  • Must be seeking a long-term role in a growing Commercial / R&D environment with
  • potential for progression within the department.
  • Taking the lead on projects of varying technology and materials processes.
  • Effective project management, financial forecasting, technical and project risk
  • management, quarterly review meetings with partners, technical leadership of partners
  • and academic research activities, planning and organisation of in-house R&D test
  • activities.
  • Includes a mixture of office and leading “hands-on” workshop/laboratory assignments.
  • May represent PSI during conferences, meetings, and overseas exhibitions.
  • Projects will include Computational modelling (CFD, FEA), performed in-house and by
  • partners, this work must be fully understood and well managed.
  • May be required at times to provide support to other business functions (design, sales
  • and purchasing) on specialist subjects.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to facilitate close working relationships with
  • customers, suppliers, subcontractors, funding bodies, consortium partners and PSI
  • personnel.
  • Demonstrable ability to work consistently under times of pressure. Must be comfortable
  • with handling uncertainty inherent in R&D activity and flexible when work tasks change
  • or develop rapidly.
  • A self-motivated personality, with the drive to achieve excellence in all activities
  • undertaken.
  • The role may also include other tasks and duties that may be required as directed.

The role is based at PSI’s Hailsham site but may involve occasional UK travel and short overseas
visits in support of our worldwide customer base. Due to the nature of the work this role cannot
be fulfilled by working on a remote basis.

Essentials: Full UK Driving Licence and ability to travel globally as required
Working Hours: 37.5 hour working week
Holiday entitlement: Year 1 = 22 days / Year 2 onwards = 25 days
(Plus, Bank holidays)

Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: Immediate
Contract Length: Permanent
Contact Name: James Baker – Director of Research and Technology
Telephone: +44 1323 449001

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