Structural Engineer/Materials Scientist – KTP Associate

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1372417

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Structural Engineer//Materials Scientist based in Belfast

Structural Engineer/Materials Scientist – KTP Associate

Ref: 18/106959

Tracey Concrete Ltd

Originally founded in 1974, Tracey Concrete Ltd has grown steadily and currently employs 140 people in its plant in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. The company manufactures and supplies a wide range of precast products including Jacking Pipes, S&S pipes, manhole chambers, coverslabs, caisson rings, kerbs, lintels and sills, cattle slats. Traditionally the company supplied concrete products to the civil engineering, house building and agricultural sectors in Ireland. However, in recent years the company has supplied precast concrete drainage products to the civil engineering sector in Scotland, England and Wales. In 2009 the company began manufacturing concrete jacking pipes and currently supply pipes to Tunnelling contractors in the UK, Europe and Canada. The strategic aim of Tracey Concrete Ltd is to be recognised as a World Class Supplier of precast concrete products for civil engineering applications.

We wish to recruit a skilled graduate to work as a KTP Associate in Tracey Concrete Ltd in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast. Through this Knowledge Transfer partnership, the aim is to develop an innovative solution to use what is widely considered a waste material in the pre-cast concrete industry. This project will deliver sustainable manufacturing practices that will positively impact the environment and the health and safety of workers in concrete manufacturing processes.

The successful candidate must have:

  • At least a 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Civil or Structural Engineering or Material Science or a closely related discipline. Applicants who hold a 2.2 in the above, will also be considered if they have either a relevant higher degree or have completed one years’ relevant work experience.
  • Completion of a relevant research project, module or student placement. Applicants should indicate how their experience could be applied to this post.
  • 3 months’ relevant work experience. 
  • Understanding of concrete materials.
  • Understanding of cement chemistry.
  • Experience in Structural Testing.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 18 December 2018

Salary: £24,000 – £34,000 per annum. One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £11,100 training and travel budget over the 28 month project.

To Apply please click the APPLY NOW button below to be forwarded to our website.

Closing date: Thursday 6 December 2018

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding