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Senior Development Technologist - Fuel Products

  • Job reference: 923935
  • Location: Pangbourne, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Chemical Engineering, Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 14/02/2019

Purpose of the Role:

The primary purpose of the role is to lead projects that design and develop new fuel products and test methods. The new products and methods are required to meet the changing demands of global markets and to provide opportunities to differentiate the performance of the company's fuel products from its competitors.

The role holder will successfully report and deliver the specifications for products that have new or improved performance features and/or improved cost of goods benefits compared to previous or competitors' products.


* Management of a portfolio of development/investigation projects through effective planning, execution and documenting test programmes so that key milestones are delivered on time and on budget.

* Building effective networks with both subject matter experts and operational staff within the technology function to facilitate the delivery of projects, these networks include product: testing, deployment, quality, stewardship, intellectual assets, research and compliance.

* Building effective networks outside of the technology function to include: suppliers of goods and services, technical consultancies, OEMs, marketing, Legal.

* Providing technical leadership by coaching and directing the work of less experienced colleagues.

* Develop and share expertise to facilitate continuous improvement within the Development Team

Experience & Expertise


* Degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Engineering or related technical discipline

* Demonstrated track record in delivering projects focused on product development, engineering or research

* Proven experience of fuel or lubricant development, automotive engineering development or product research and technology

* Demonstrate a collaborative approach to working

* Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills

* Provide evidence of designing novel work programmes


* Demonstrated experience in Fuels, Lubricants, Additives or Automotive/Manufacturing industries would be advantageous.

* Good knowledge of automotive, manufacturing and/or systems engineering.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.