The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

See below for our current vacancies:

The AFRC is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic commissioning and installations engineer to join a rapidly growing team. Working with the Engineering Group (presently circa 60 people), you will lead the tendering and commissioning of a number of items of equipment and thereafter work with the team to ensure that subsequent Engineering Team projects are delivered to customer satisfaction. This will involve managing relationships with a range of stakeholders ranging from large to small client companies, equipment suppliers and funding bodies.

You will work closely with the Programme Management team to ensure that projects are delivered in line with AFRC project management procedures. You will also be closely involved in working with the New Business team to develop new opportunities by drafting proposals for work and funding. You will therefore be a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and have the ability to interact and influence at all levels including AFRC Member Companies and academic partner institutions. Considerable project management, planning and budgetary experience are essential for this post and you should preferably be able to demonstrate a successful track record of managing significant projects from inception to completion in a manufacturing engineering setting. You will hold a good honours degree and will ideally have knowledge of the challenges and drivers for manufacturing industry.

Whilst not essential for the role, candidates with experience of working/interacting within a university setting, with experience of knowledge exchange with industry partners are highly welcomed, as are candidates with knowledge of the challenges and drivers for the manufacturing industry.

For informal enquiries, please contact Lisa Muir, Engineering Services Manager -

Initial interviews have been scheduled for 18 January 2021.

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