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(DIGITAL) MARKETING & SALES SPECIALIST FOR A HIGH TECH ENGINEERING BUSINESS IDEAL FOR RECENT GRADUATES WITH BACHELOR OR MASTER DEGREES OR EQUIVALENT

Job Title: Marketing & Sales Specialist

Location: Greater London, UK

Basis: Permanent

Company: Sensor Coating Systems Ltd. (SCS) is a high tech engineering company providing temperature data for automotive, power generation and aerospace engines. The patented and award winning temperature detection technology enables the optimised operation of machinery, better equipment life-time predictions, lower fuel costs and lower CO2 emissions and a better understanding of material integrity in high temperature environments.

The current team provides a strong blend of commercial and technical, world leading expertise. The company received the British Engineering Excellence Award 2013 and several other technical awards from prestigious international institutions such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

SCS is commercialising a variety of technologies serving some of the most reputed companies worldwide in the aerospace, power generation and automotive sectors. In support of our successful activities and in order to grow the business SCS is currently seeking a Marketing & Sales Specialist.

Requirements & skills:

  •  Knowledge about modern digital marketing tools: Google Analytics, social media publishing and networking (eg FaceBook, LinkedIn, XING, Twitter etc.)
  •  Good communication and writing skills in German and in English
  •  Good university grades
  •  Valid working permit for the UK

The successful candidate will work in a stimulating and demanding technical interdisciplinary environment.

Responsibilities: SCS desires to boost its internet profile using social media and other classical methods. The candidate is expected to assist in formulating a marketing strategy and to learn and utilise modern publishing, networking and analysis tools to target customers and drive traffic and sales opportunities. Other activities include the preparation and design of marketing documentation in cooperation with the technical team and the Managing Director. This will include short reports, blogs and press releases and potentially articles in professional journals. The candidate will work with and learn from external marketing experts.

The process will require researching and targeting potential customers in the relevant engineering sectors and identifying the appropriate individuals within each target organisation. Primary targets are German and US companies in the automotive, power generation sector and aerospace sectors, as well as companies materials processing. ‘Cold calling’ in English and German will be required, but support will be provided.

Also desired:

  •  IT skills: MS Office
  •  A ‘bag of enthusiasm’

We will guarantee an open and challenging working environment in which your role and responsibilities will develop as the company grows. The remuneration will be between £22K and £24K salary commensurate with experience.

Please send your CV, two references and a relevant covering letter by email marketing-job@sensorcoatings.com.

Closing date: 30th March 2017.


Design and characterization of a mechatronic positioning device for luminescence measurements on complex geometries

Project Type: Internship – M.Sc. thesis

Location: Greater London, UK

Basis: 6 months

Company: Sensor Coating Systems Ltd. (SCS) is a technology company which recently moved from Imperial College London to Londoneast-UK, the newest technology park in London at Dagenham East. SCS develops sensor technology based on smart luminescence materials that measures historic peak temperatures for applications in demanding environments. The patented and award winning temperature detection technology enables the optimised operation of machinery, better equipment life-time predictions, lower fuel costs and lower CO2 emissions and a better understanding of material integrity in high temperature environments. Main industrial sectors for application are the power generation industry, aero engines, automotive and machinery operating in extreme environments. The current team provides a strong blend of commercial and technical, world leading expertise.

The technical team received the British Engineering Excellence Award 2013 and several other technical awards from prestigious international institutions such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Project Description:

For automated measurements of thermal history materials, a positioning device with four or five degrees of freedom is to be designed and characterised. The device should be self-contained and self-calibrating for achieving a specific positioning accuracy. Mechanism designs will have to be developed and evaluated and a complete 3D CAD model of the device is to be realised. The developed device will be characterised for accuracy and repeatability on the measurements of gas turbine blades.

The skills to be acquired in this project will be:

  •  Motor control and mechanism design for high positional accuracy.
  •  Handling of lasers, detectors, and fibre optics.
  •  Carrying out rigorous characterisation studies and signal analysis.

Desirable skills are:

  •  Interest in mechanical design and mechatronics.
  •  Experience with motor control and machine calibration.
  •  Hands-on approach for component selection and testing.
  •  Software skills in: CAD (Solidworks, Solid Edge), Matlab, Labview, Python

The successful candidate will work in a stimulating and demanding technical interdisciplinary environment. The project requires a practical approach with a strong emphasis on laboratory based work and also some coding.

Please send your CV, one reference and a relevant covering letter by email to Dr Jörg Feist at internship-m1-2016@sensorcoatings.com.



Sensor Coating Systems – PHD position available within a Materials Science function.

The Department of Materials at Imperial College London, in collaboration with Sensor Coating Systems (SCS), is looking for an outstanding candidate to undertake a PhD project in which the key objective is to develop atomistic understanding of the key interactions between the active luminescent materials and the coating system in which it is applied.

Title of the project: “‘Understanding key processes governing luminescence temperature memory coating systems”

Location: London (Imperial College and SCS)

Duration: 36 months (starting early 2017; February or March)

Industrial experience

The candidate will work under a temporary employment contract with SCS. The industrial component of this PhD will provide practical implementation opportunities with a European gas turbine manufacturer.

  • Manufacturing and application of Thermal History Paints and Coatings on customer components.
  • Support of measurement campaigns also abroad (specifically in Germany).
  • Reporting on results and working under confidentiality agreements
  • Communicating with the customer and proposing scientific solutions to improve understanding and accuracy of the results
  • German language skills would be very beneficial

PhD Project Description and Objectives

This project will aim to understand and improve the behaviour of the Thermal History Technology, developed by SCS, at elevated temperatures. The Thermal History Technology is currently successfully used in industrial applications up to 1,000°C – this project will see its extension towards 1400°C. Based on the understanding of the existing systems, the candidate will design, manufacture, test and apply a new material system.

Tasks will include:

  • Investigation of the interaction between the coatings and the high-temperature substrates in order to understand the effect of different alloys or application parameters, such as coating thickness or substrate roughness
  • Research into the operational differences between the low temperature and high temperature regime, supported by the scientific understanding of the undergoing processes
  • Detailed analysis of the chemistry involved, and an intimate understanding of the crystallisation processes and all significant parameters, and how they vary with temperature
  • Manufacture and application of paint batches and coatings with varying characteristics, followed by characterisation of their differences
  • If needed, the project may be expanded to include a survey of other suitable material and binder combinations that may address the challenges found at higher temperatures

This will involve significant materials characterisation effort, including X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal analysis (TA). The pigment and coating manufacture will be performed at Sensor Coating Systems, as well as all the optical analysis, including phosphorescent emission spectra and decay measurements.

Key Requirements for this PhD position:

  • Must have recently achieved a strong Masters qualification (1st or 2:1 classification) in one of the following disciplines; Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering.
  • Due to funding requirements, you will need to be a British / EU citizen.
  • German Languages skills would be an advantage but are not essential.

Salary Guideline: £22,000 to £25,000 per year; tuition fees and bench fees are paid for.

Closing Date: Monday 16th January 2017

Contact Details: T: 01530 519 275 E: recruitment@europrojects.co.uk W: www.europrojects.co.uk