The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a cluster of world-class centres for research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, power generation, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.
The cluster has a global reputation for helping companies overcome manufacturing problems and has become a model for collaborative research involving universities, academics and industry, worldwide.
Cluster members include the AMRC with Boeing, Nuclear AMRC, the AMRC Design Prototyping and Testing, Training and Knowledge Transfer Centres; Castings Technology International (CTI); the National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC); Medical AMRC and Factory 2050.
The AMRC with Boeing and Nuclear AMRC are part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a consortium of seven leading manufacturing and process research centres, backed by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.
The AMRC specialises in advanced machining, materials and manufacturing research. It has more than 80 industrial partners, including global giants such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus as well as small businesses, and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The AMRC is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
An opportunity has arisen to work in a rapidly expanding and dynamic University Department. The position will be focused on the development and delivery of Discrete Event Simulation models and other numerically based models including financial/cost models and trade studies.
The position will be focused on the design, development and delivery of Discrete Event Simulation models and other numerically-based models including financial/cost models and trade studies. The role will involve the liaison with the AMRC’s partners to define needs and target outcomes of projects, liaison with software vendors to ensure that the AMRC’s capabilities are kept up to date and the provision of advice on tools, techniques and methodologies to other AMRC staff. You will be expected to work with other team members as necessary as the projects that will be expected to be delivered may be part of larger projects, or may be stand-alone. You will also be responsible for project management including planning, report writing, financial reporting and provision of status updates.
It is essential that you have a relevant first degree (or equivalent experience) with proven experience in Discrete Event Simulation Modelling or other numerical modelling field to be considered for this role. We are also seeking applicants with a good working knowledge of applying DES software / numerical modelling strategies to manufacturing or production systems along with the ability to generate / modify models in at least one of the following standard DES development environments : Witness, Quest, Arena, Plant Simulation.