R&D Engineer Position (Composites)

R&D Engineer Position (Composites)

Inductosense is a fast-growing, dynamic young business based in Bristol. We have a development plan to diversify the business into the Composites sector and we are now looking for a R&D Engineer to support sensor development and integration in composites.

Inductosense provides novel wireless, battery-free permanently installed sensors, systems and analytics for non-destructive testing in the Oil & Gas sector. Our existing technology can be used for monitoring corrosion, erosion or defects within structures without human error and reducing the time and costs associated with conventional inspection.

Role & Responsibilities

The candidate will be instrumental in developing new and existing sensors for fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) Composite materials.  The successful candidate will have experience in non-destructive inspection of Composites and be able to develop and evaluate ultrasonic-based sensor technologies for Composite damage mode detection and propagation.

The role will involve:

  • Modelling ultrasonic waves in different composite structures
  • Carrying out literature review(s) relating to sensor technology development and integration
  • Sensor concept design, manufacture and material integration
  • FRP composite manufacture, inspection and testing
  • Employing best practice non-destructive test (NDT) techniques in line with existing industrial standards
  • Working independently to problem solve and co-ordinate with external suppliers, service providers and end-users
  • Contributing to the R&D team and company-wide product development
  • Identifying and capturing key opportunities for sensor integration in composites
  • Support to marketing and dissemination activities including attending tradeshows, conferences and events
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with composite end-users


The successful candidates will have:


  • A University degree in Engineering/Physics/Materials Science(mandatory)
  • A PhD in Engineering/Physics/Materials Science or industrial experience of Ultrasonic inspection of composites (desirable)

Practical skills

  • Experience with non-destructive testing techniques (mandatory)
  • Experience of programming in Matlab and Labview (mandatory)
  • Experience of finite element modelling (mandatory)
  • Experience of ultrasonic guided waves (desirable)
  • Experience with strain gauges (desirable)
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronics system (desirable)
  • Experience of manufacturing and testing composite specimens (desirable)


Personal skills

  • Excellent communication skills (mandatory)
  • The ability to work Agile and to quarterly deadlines (mandatory)
  • A willingness to present at conferences and tradeshows to disseminate research and product developments (desirable)


Right to work

  • The right to live and work in the UK (mandatory)


Workplace & working hours: The business is based in central Bristol, UK. The appointment is on a permanent full-time basis of 37.5 hours per week with set core hours.

Salary: £Competitive (depending upon experience and qualification). Package includes 25 days holiday and a 5% company pension contribution.

To apply:  Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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