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R&D Project Engineer

R&D Project Engineer

R&D Project Engineer

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Job Industry

Construction & Trades

Job Location

Castlebar, Connacht

Date Opened


Job Description

JWR Employment Specialists are delighted to be recruiting an R&D Project Engineer for an Engineering company who are experts in ventilation ducting systems.

The company located in Castlebar, Mayo manufacture bespoke ventilation ducting equipment onsite using a specific combination of industrial equipment and custom tooling that does not exist anywhere else in the world.

Reporting to the Lead Mechanical Engineer, this role will join a team of two other engineers and will offer the right candidate excellent career progression opportunities in a rapidly expanding business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities.

  • There will be a main focus to deliver a project to redesign a polymer flange that will eliminate condensation of vapours and chemical laden air
  • Following initial polymer materials research, create a realistic lab-based test protocol that will be needed to be established to simulate these.
  • Lead the research of new materials that could be used to develop product offerings.
  • Develop design guides, reports, and processes currently in place.
  • Liaise with independent test houses to perform various product development tests.
  • Research all safety and performance standards in the ventilation industry and further develop documentation to show compliance and quality standards.
  • Research new technologies and systems (Fourth Industrial Revolution) and develop plans and methods they can benefit the company in the next 1,2,5,10 years.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Understand and apply with our QEHS policies statement in all aspects of your work.
  • Contribute towards achieving company objectives that are of relevance to your work.
  • Implementation of company Health and Safety policy.
  • Comply with QEHS Management System requirements i.e. perform your work according to your process documents, procedures and maintaining document information/completing forms/records as required



  • Hons Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Industrial experience in Polymers / polymer manufacturing is desired.
  • Strong ability to create reports and instructional guides.
  • Strong material science background.
  • Strong creative thinking, problem identifying and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of using Solidworks, Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Strong team player with great communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Product development & evaluation; Data analysis, Analytical techniques, project management.
  • Legally permitted to work in the EU.


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