University of Surrey, School of Engineering
Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Environmental Technology
Evaluation of the Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Products and their Integration
into a Bespoke Decision Support Framework
The EngD is a 4-year postgraduate studentship conducting research on the sponsor’s project whilst based at
the sponsor’s premises. It is EPSRC’s* premier research qualification and the programme includes 15 short
courses of 1 week’s duration, held at the University. The EngD Research Engineer appointed will receive a
stipend in excess of £18,750 funded by EPSRC* and the sponsor. Stipends are normally tax free.
A studentship is available with Rolls-Royce plc, a world leading supplier of power systems for land,
sea and air. The successful candidate will commence their EngD in September 2007. The deadline for
applications is 20th August 2007 and interviews will be held on 31st August 2007.
The Research Engineer will be based with Rolls-Royce Defence Aerospace in Bristol, although the position
will involve site visits across the UK and attendance at conferences.
The project centres on the development of a Design for Environment (DfE) methodology to identify and
quantify the environmental impacts occurring throughout the life cycle of a product, based on the input of
basic design data. The model outputs will be integrated into a bespoke decision support process that will
allow different designs to be compared in terms of environmental impact and cost considerations.
We are looking for a suitably qualified and well-rounded graduate who can conduct research and meet
demanding deadlines whilst working in a busy organisation. The ideal candidate will be a broad, innovative
thinker with good communication skills and an outgoing personality.
In terms of academic qualifications, applicants will need to have a first degree (first class or upper second
only) or MSc in science or engineering. Knowledge of life cycle approaches would be useful, but is not
For an application form, please contact:
Centre for Environmental Strategy
School of Engineering D3
University of Surrey
Tel: +44 (0)1483 689612
More information about the EngD Programme is available at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg/ces/engd
The University is committed to an Equal Opportunities policy
(*see www.epsrc.ac.uk for rules on eligibility)