July 27, 2016

Vacancy at SEAM

Job Title:  Development Engineer (Ref. No.017818)
Department: South Eastern Applied Materials (SEAM) Research Centre, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford 
Duration:   24 months (Full Time)
Commencement Date: Immediately
Reporting to: SEAM Centre Manager

The Role:

Develop Engineering solutions for wide ranging industrial sectors viz., Medical Devices, Precision Engineering, Aerospace, Pharma, etc.,

Identify new materials/manufacturing technologies applicable to existing and potential new SEAM clients

Identifying and working on suitable European project proposals relating to Centre activities

Support SEAM staff in Failure Analysis work and writing proposals for various funding agencies

Assist SEAM Centre Director in growing the centre’s business activities


Person Specification:

Academic Qualifications


Masters in Mechanical / Industrial / Materials Engineering or other closely related field


Ph.D in Mechanical / Industrial / Materials Engineering or other closely related field



Proven diagnostic / analytical  experience in materials or mechanical Engineering field


2-3 experience in a relevant R&D or engineering environment

1-2 Experience in CAD / Finite   Element Modelling

Some level of experience in  writing proposals for funding agencies

Specific knowledge and skills:


Problem solving skills and good grasp of engineering principles

Diligent recording of outputs of work activity


Project Management skills

Good understanding of materials characterisation techniques

Demonstrated capability in the working/handling of  analytical equipment (viz, SEM, CMM, interferometer, etc.)

I.T. Skills:


Ability to use data analysis software


Some level of proficiency in the use of social media for business purpose

Specific Personal Qualities:


Good communication and Presentation skills.

Ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a wider team.

Good interpersonal skills


Salary:40K-45K per annum depending on qualification and experience

Closing Date of Advert: 16.00 on Friday, 19th August 2016

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit a loose leaf CV and covering letter.  Any documents in excess of this requirement will be deleted. Please mark the application clearly with the appropriate reference number.  Please address to Ms. Ruth Hennebry, The Human Resource Office, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford. Tel: 051-845519.

At a minimum candidates must demonstrate in their application that they possess all of the essential elements applicable in the person specification. The Institute will then decide to interview only those applicants who appear from the information available, to be the most suitable, in terms of experience, qualifications and other requirements of the post. Please note applications will be acknowledged within five working days of the competition closing. Candidates should keep a hard copy of the advert for their file as this will be needed for review should their application progress.

For further information please contact SEAM Centre Director, Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra at 051 – 845648 / 087-9668547

WIT is an equal opportunities employer.