• Job Reference: 39485
  • Salary: Up to £36,000
  • Discipline: Design & Engineering
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Contract:Permanent
  • Skills:R&D Engineer

Research & Development Engineer




We are excited to be recruiting for a new Research & Development Engineer for a great client of ours who are a world class engineering company providing engineering solutions to the Aerospace sector.


As an R&D Engineer you be involved in the design, development and testing of R&D Projects.

This will include the investigation of technology trends, competitor analysis, physical testing and writing technical documents and reports.


Salary of a Research & Development Engineer

Circa £36,000

Job Description of a Research & Development Engineer


  • Develop and project manage technology road maps for new products.
  • Conduct research and patent searches on new materials, technologies and manufacturing processes.
  • Prepare R&D project proposals.
  • Develop proposals along with internal / external resources and organisation.
  • Manage small R&D project teams allocated to projects.
  • Build & manage relations with external R&D and academic organisations.
  • Generate test plans, reports and conduct laboratory scale tests for validating new products and materials.
  • Hands on manufacturing and testing of R&D concepts.

Skills & experience of a Research & Development Engineer


  • Degree qualified or working towards in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • Ideally 2-3 years experience working in an R&D position.
  • Experience of materials science or thermal engineering is desirable.
  • 3D CAD experience (CATIA V5 or SolidWorks).
  • Good IT literacy with MS Office skills (Excel and Project).

Why Should You Apply?


  • Work in a company with genuine career progression and stability.


Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines. 


  • Supply Chain/Logistics, Management
  • Quality - Engineering, Management
  • Design - Engineer, Management
  • Maintenance – Technician, Engineer, Management
  • Production / Process Engineering
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Project Engineering, Management
  • Leadership and Management