- Great Dunmow, Essex
This High Voltage Engineer will provide design leadership for high voltage cable assemblies up to one megavolt.
- Recruiter: Essex X-Ray & Medical Equipment
- London (Greater)
- £25,000 - £30,000 starting salary, inclusive of on-target commissions.
Precision Microdrives (PMD) is a fast growing technology company that designs, produces and trades miniature electro-mechanical mechanisms
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Uppsala (Stad) (SE)
The Swedish Institute of Space Institute (IRF) in Uppsala search for an analogue electronics engineer.
- Recruiter: Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
- Southampton, Hampshire
- £45,271 to £49,207 per annum
Responsible for technical oversight and project management of internally and externally funded innovation centre projects.
- Recruiter: National Oceanographic Centre
- Cumbernauld, Glasgow
- Grade: 6/7* £26,537 - £37,768*
Work as part of a growing dynamic team on a wide range of technical projects with particular emphasis on experimental validation and testing
- Recruiter: University of Strathclyde
- Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful Water and Environment Unit is recruiting an electrical engineer....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful water business continues to win and deliver a fantastic amount of work....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- York, North Yorkshire
Senior electronics engineer to work as part of a team developing an MEG imaging system; working with the engineering team and external contractors.
- Recruiter: York Instruments
Responsible for giving product presentations to the customer describing how Intel products provide the optimum solution to their application.
- Recruiter: Intel
We’re looking for a qualified engineer with experience of computer programming for engineering systems and instrumentation.
- Recruiter: Bank of England
Boeing 747-8 advert not misleading
Boeing was not guilty of using misleading figures in an advert comparing its 747-8 to the A380, according to ASA
The UK's advertising watchdog has ruled a Boeing advert did not use misleading figures to compare their aircraft to Airbus’.
The Boeing advert, which ran late last year in trade magazine Flight International, said its 747-8 wide-body jet had a "26 per cent trip cost advantage over the (Airbus) A380" and was "8 per cent more fuel efficient per seat".
In a ruling announced today, Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had not upheld a claim by Airbus, a unit of EADS, that the advert was misleading and contained statements that could not be substantiated.
Fuel efficiency is becoming increasingly important for airlines against a backdrop of high jetfuel prices, so performance claims are a hot issue for Boeing and Airbus, fierce rivals who slug it out for the lion's share of the $100bn (£65bn) a year global jet market.
The ASA said it agreed with Boeing that the advert was the result of extensive technical analysis and was unlikely to mislead the type of industry experts who read Flight magazine.
"The intended audience would understand that the comparisons were based on modelling and assumptions, would be familiar with the method of comparison used and would seek more information before making a decision to purchase," the ASA said. "We concluded that the advert was not likely to mislead."
Airbus also objected to the statement that the "fuel burn per seat" figure was based on attributing 555 seats to the A380 and 467 seats to the 747-8, taking no account of "seat pitch", which generally provides more space on the A380.
Airbus said the comparison was unfair because if the 747-8 was brought up to the same comfort standard as the A380 in terms of seat pitch, it would be arranged with only 405 seats, significantly increasing its fuel burn per seat.
The ASA said the advert's target audience would understand that the plane's highly-customisable nature meant any efficiency claims based on fuel burn per seat would be subject to "considerable variability depending on a customer's exact specifications".
A Boeing spokesman said the company was glad the ASA had dismissed what it called "unfounded complaints". An Airbus spokesman said the company maintained Boeing's failure to use comparable seat counts in its advert skewed the statistics.
The ASA also said the information provided by Boeing in its advert would be unlikely to impact the decision-making of airlines, who are given access to vast amount of technical and supporting documentation by planemakers.
"We visit Barcelona, one of the smartest cities in the world, to find out what makes it so special. What does it look like and what is the future?"