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B&W Group Ltd. - Research Engineer

Posted On: 2020-8-21
Location: Southwater Research & Engineering, Horsham, West Sussex, England

Bowers & Wilkins are one of the most successful producers of high quality audio product in the world today. At the heart of this success is a team of research and development technologists constantly striving to maintain Bowers & Wilkins preeminent position in innovation and engineering excellence.

Bowers & Wilkins are currently looking to recruit a Research Engineer at their Southwater Research & Engineering facility in West Sussex to help support research and development activities. The Research Engineer will be required to perform acoustic, mechanical and electromagnetic simulations and measurements, in the context of transducer design, loudspeaker system design and room acoustics.

This role involves close collaboration with Product Development, Production Engineering and Manufacturing teams. The job involves a wide and varied range of tasks which would include creative problem solving based on finite elements analysis, prototype building and acoustic and structural measurements and model evaluation. The ideal candidate will probably have experience working in a Research & Development environment already; be self-directing and have a proven ability to project manage.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Create and maintain COMSOL simulation methods (or improve existing ones) covering acoustic, mechanical and electromagnetic domains
- Use analytical and numerical mathematical modelling, with the help of MATLAB and/or other software, in the design and evaluation of transducers, loudspeaker systems and room acoustics
- Design and perform measurements and experiments using appropriate test equipment (covering mechanical, acoustic, electrical and magnetic tests) to validate the above simulation and modelling work
- Investigate any other matters related to numerical simulations, experimental procedures or new technologies relevant to the R&D activities
- Ensure effective knowledge transfer of all results to the rest of the R&D team through presentations
- Attend academic conferences and exhibitions
- Collaborate with universities and supervise student projects and internships
- Cooperate with the development team in preparing and performing listening tests
- Perform any other technical duties as assigned


- M.Sc. or PhD. in Acoustics, Electroacoustics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or any similar subject
- In-depth understanding of audio systems physical working principles
- Familiar with COMSOL finite element package (or equivalent)
- Basic knowledge of linear and nonlinear loudspeaker modelling
- Basic knowledge of the Klippel R&D system
- Good knowledge of MATLAB or an equivalent language

Why would you want to work at B&W?

- This position attracts a competitive package which could include relocation to Sussex if necessary
- We believe you get to work with some of the best engineers our industry has to offer
- Internal and external training opportunities provided in order to maximise your potential
- The acoustics research team boasts 72 years of collective experience in the audio, acoustics and vibration control sector with more than 70 published papers in academic journals or conference proceedings
- Due to the nature of the products manufactured, staff receive excellent product discount and listening sessions
- Investors in People - Silver Award Accreditation
- Onsite there is ample free parking
- Free snacks onsite
- Employee's have access to a group pension scheme and employee assistance programme
- Life assurance and private medical insurance is available after a qualifying period


Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex, England

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a CV and Covering Letter to:

Please mention AES001390 when applying for this position.

About B&W Group Ltd.

Dale Road
BN11 2BH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1903 221800
Fax: +44 1903 221801
Email: Send Email

B&W Group Ltd. was founded in 1966 and is based in Worthing, UK. They conduct research into acoustics and design, manufacture, and distribute loudspeaker systems for the domestic and professional markets. B&W Group companies also distribute Rotel, Classé, and i-Command brand products throughout Europe, North America, and China.

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