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Senior Materials Engineer


Job Description:

My client is a international name in the engineering sector and is looking for a Senior Materials Engineer to join their team. The successful Senior Materials Engineer will be experienced in the automotive/aviation/aerospace sector and be comfortable performing failure analysis across both new and legacy products. 

As a Senior Materials Engineer you will need to be well versed in both metallurgy and coatings and ideally be coming from a similar role elsewhere. You will need to have both theoretical and practical/hands on knowledge and experience as a materials engineer and be comfortable liaising with suppliers in relation to both product and material failures.


  • Support and guide product engineering and associated functions with expertise in material science, such as: failure analysis, wear, coatings, heat treatment and deposits and corrosion.
  • Develop specific expertise and experience in the field of material science and/or tribology.
  • Define, prioritise and perform and/or oversee test activities, analysis and measurement as required to meet core team and project objectives, (cost, quality and timing).
  • Prepare reports, presentations and technical documentation with a clear analysis and summary for decision making for internal and customer use.
  • Carry out calibration and basic fault diagnosis within the limits of training on equipment used including liaising with suppliers/manufacturers.
  • Apply defined engineering standards procedures and methodologies to execute project activities
  • Write work instructions, materials specifications and test methods using company standard forms or on-site developed processes
  • To liaise with suppliers/manufacturing plant for sample orders
  • Develop, support and follow local and corporate procedures such as compliance with IAFT


  • Broad theoretical and practical knowledge of materials engineering e.g. Non-metallic materials, Materials processing, Heat treatment, Chemistry, Failure Analysis, Materials Development and Tribology.
  • Ability to work methodically and take initiative in improving established processes.
  • Experience in safe working in an engineering laboratory.


  • MEng Engineering in related subject
  • MSc Engineering in related subject

In return my clients offers a strong package including 27 days holidays (plus holidays), strong remuneration package, free parking on site, dental plan, local gym discount etc. 

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