R&D Laboratory Engineer

Req ID:  63210

Glasgow, GB, G44 4EX

Date:  Apr 15, 2024

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries.  With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.


Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision.  We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas.  We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary.




To lead all Engineering activities within the Research & Development (R&D) Laboratory at our Glasgow, UK site. Working with Engineering Team colleagues, responsible for all design aspects of all types of pumping equipment, with a specific focus on Pump R&D, Test Loop Design, Product Testing / Analysis and Laboratory Modernisation & Digitisation.


As part of the New Product Development process, responsible for test rig concept design, costing, sourcing, technical support, assembly support and performance testing for R&D projects. Ensuring that project profitability is maintained whilst meeting customer specifications and the company's overall strategy.


The Research & Development (R&D) Laboratory Engineer possesses skills in Mechanical Engineering Design, ideally with a basic level of allied Electrical Systems Engineering, (e.g. Mechatronics background) and has ability and drive to apply these skills without supervision, taking the technical lead on Engineering R&D project activities. They apply their technical knowledge to allow the company to provide products and services that meet customer requirements, providing technical resolution of problems from pre-win bid support all the way through to project conclusion. They are party to development activities to ensure that the company has access to the latest technology and ensures it remains competitive and at the forefront of product innovation.




  • Ensure safe working for all R&D projects.
  • Lead R&D projects within New Product Development (NPD), Original Equipment (OE) and Aftermarket (AM) business streams.
  • Provision of estimates at tender stage for both equipment and labour to ensure accurate project costs are included in any R&D project bids.
  • Concept development and specification as required to ensure that laboratory equipment is suitable for the testing of various features and products.
  • Provide necessary technical support to Procurement department to ensure that bought in R&D equipment meets the design requirements and that the equipment is purchased within the defined budgets.
  • Provide necessary technical support to Operational staff within Glasgow site.
  • Control the certification, drawings and technical reports (including vendor drawings and data) issued to the customer as part of the R&D projects.
  • Generate Pump Test Loop 3D General Arrangement Drawings, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Control Philosophies and Design files as required.
  • Creation and execution of Laboratory Modernisation & Digitisation strategy.
  • Laboratory inventory and equipment management.
  • Attendance at bid clarification and client meetings where required.
  • Familiar with the environmental aspects and impacts of the activities and processes involved in the role and the procedures, practices, and measures to manage the impact.
  • Familiar with the risks and hazards within the activities and processes of the role and procedures, practices, and measures in place to mitigate the risks.
  • Helping team to achieve project deadlines, delivered with desired quality, cost and efficiency.
  • Works to develop functional skills and advance disciplines of self.
  • Maintenance of company standards relating to discipline.
  • All other duties as relevant to the post




  • IT skills required for discipline specific software as a user. Microsoft Office Suite, Solid Works, LabView would be beneficial.
  • Team working ability and an attitude of collaboration, mentoring and flexibility.
  • Desire and ability to develop skills beyond current level of expertise.
  • Willingness and confidence to communicate (written and presentation) with a professional and knowledgeable approach and manner to all levels.
  • Communication and negotiating skills.
  • Relationship management and customer facing experience and skills.
  • Time management and ability to adapt to change.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with related experience/training, or equivalent combination of education and additional practical and professional experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of experience in undertaking Mechanical Engineering/Package Design tasks without supervision.
  • Basic Electrical systems knowledge would be beneficial.
  • Minimum of 10 years R&D / Laboratory experience.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Ability to guide and train colleagues.
  • Ability to set and hit personal, team and project deadlines.
  • An interest in self-development, Pump & related Package Technology and Engineering.
  • An active and valuable team participant who puts the Team success before individual success.



You must have valid right to work in the UK and be able to obtain Security Clearance to apply for this role.




  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities to develop
  • Bonus
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • Pension
  • Life Cover
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Digital Benefits; Health, Wealth & Lifestyle




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required daily to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, and see (specific close vision abilities are required to perform computer work)
  • Required occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Required daily to use hands and fingers and arms to reach (to operate a computer and telephone)
  • Required occasionally to lift and/or move objects that are light to moderate
  • Required occasionally to travel (usually by air or road so may be required to sit for extended periods)




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, etc.)
  • Ability to work in an open planned office / individual office
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for extended periods
  • Ability to sit in a car or on a plane for extended periods




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




All Celeros divisions are committed to the effective use of the Celeros Values.  It is important that all employees understand and utilize these values when performing the duties of his/her position.

INTEGRITY:  We work safely and respect our employees, business partners & environment. We always lead by example.

SPEED:  In our mission to bring mission-critical flow control equipment to the world, energy in our actions & urgency.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  We stand behind our actions and deliver on our promises.

PARTNERSHIP:  We collaborate across our teams & our customers to win together. We rely on each other to deliver the best outcome & celebrate successes.

EXCELLENCE:  We are passionate about being the best at engineering, manufacturing & maintaining mission-critical equipment.  We seek quality & community improvement in every interaction.




Quality encompasses all aspects of Celeros’ business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system.  All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.



CELEROS Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer.