Ultrasonic Inspection Software Development Engineer - KTP Associate

University of Strathclyde / PEAK NDT
Location: Derby
Salary: Up to £35k pa plus £6k training budget
Closing date: 17th May 2020

The Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE) (www.cue.ac.uk) in partnership with PEAK NDT (https://www.peakndt.com) seeks to recruit a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in the state-of-the-art area of advanced inspection technologies. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to lead the development of new and innovative ultrasonic inspection software developments for high-value manufacturing and asset inspection tasks as found in the Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Renewables sectors.

Peak NDT, based in Derby, are a world-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ultrasonic instruments and can trace their original roots back to Rolls-Royce MatEval. Their technology has long been used at the forefront of ultrasonic Non Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques for multi-channel conventional, to Phased Array and now Full Matrix Capture approaches. Their world-renowned MicroPulse line of products can boast over an accumulated 100 years of ultrasonic NDT experience. The KTP Associate will be primarily based at Peak NDT in Derby. You will also spend periods at the University of Strathclyde and the Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow.

PEAK are currently investigating future MicroPulse Phased Array instrument concepts and this KTP seeks to develop nextgeneration ultrasonic imaging software development tools for increased commercial deployment. Specifically, this will investigate new focal law generators for optimum ultrasonic wave transmission and reception in current and future ultrasonic inspections. This KTP will also investigate integration of advanced robotic and future transducer concepts for inspection of complex components build using traditional and cutting-edge metal additive processes.

The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position please visit: www.ktpws.org.uk

The successful candidate will form an essential link between PEAK and the ongoing ultrasonic inspection, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and robotics research within CUE. The core aim of the project is for you to become the ultrasonic inspection software development expert within PEAK, in particular by leading the research and development of flexible automated ultrasonic imaging and inspection systems. To be considered for the role, you will have demonstrable experience in a relevant subject (e.g. physics, mechanical, electrical or control engineering); or have equivalent relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. Ideally, you will have understanding and capability in underlying wave (sound or light) propagation physics and concepts, software development and automation. You will have excellent written and communication skills, along with an
ability to conduct both individual work and the ability to integrate work and collaborate effectively with the existing project team.

In addition to the KTP specific training and development program, you will have the opportunity to enrol for a part time MPhil/PhD with the University.

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