Project Engineer - Ultrasonic Engineering

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7146508 (Ref.No. CSRIS1281)
Posted: May 23, 2023

Job Description

Salary: £30,000 – £38,700 p.a depending on experience, plus £5,000 bonus, depending on performance in achieving agreed KPIs. 
This position is not on the University of Leeds salary scale.

This role will be based at Oil & Gas Measurement (OGM) Ltd premises in Ely, Cambridgeshire. 

Do you have a strong background in ultrasonics at PhD level? Are you a multi-talented candidate keen to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to develop disruptive technologies of tomographic applications with end users in the oil & gas industry?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe. 

We have an opportunity for you to ‘fast track’ your career in industry by leading a strategically important project to a successful conclusion. Through this project you will be working in partnership with Oil & Gas Measurement Ltd. and the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities. This will provide an excellent opportunity for you to utilise your academic achievements in an industry setting.

Oil & Gas Measurement Ltd. (OGM) produces high quality products for the Oil & Gas Industry’s custody transfer applications. OGM is currently developing non-invasive and non-nuclear integrated tomographic technologies for multiphase flow metering. The project will develop and optimise a Wide-Band UltraSonic Tomography (WBUST), algorithm and hardware for Multiphase Flow Metering (MPFM) for application in the oil and gas industry. You will be working as an integral part of a team making decisions on the design and user experience of automated and predictive flow metering platforms focussing on the development of embedded firmware and software.

You will be based at the company premises in Ely, Cambridgeshire, but will be employed by the University of Leeds for the duration of the project, a fixed period of 36 months, spending no more than 7 months total at the University, in short periods. Travel between Cambridge and Leeds, and accommodation in Leeds, will be funded. The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering will provide academic and technical support to you throughout the project. 

In addition to the challenges of the post, you will be expected to work towards a chartered membership of an appropriate professional body.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr David Cowell

Email: [email protected]


Professor Steven Freear

Email: [email protected] 


Dr Wes Maru

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Section:  Knowledge Exchange & Impact
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  £30,000 to £38,700 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (10 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 22 May 2023
Closing Date:  Monday 12 June 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CSRIS1281

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