Computational Fluid Dynamicist

Competitive, plus bonus and benefits
13 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


This is a leadership role for an experienced CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Engineer in a global R&D team with responsibility to grow our team and external network. We focus on process engineering with the goal of accelerating scale-up from pilot plant to production scale and then rolling out across multiple process lines around the globe 


As a CFD Engineer you will be responsible for:
Lead the CFD activities to deliver real benefits to Unilever’s products 

Work with Programme Director to define approach and strategy in CFD 

Growing our team and their capabilities to be world class 

Work cross-category, cross-customer group to maintain one common approach to CFD 

Work with and through external partners to deliver current and ensure future CFD capability 


A significant focus is process engineering simulations of mixing equipment 

MSc will be considered but only with substantial experience in fluid mixing 

Moving boundaries, rotating reference frames and sliding mesh 

Turbulence modelling 

Parametric studies and optimisation techniques 

Ability to build a high performing team 

Provide technical guidance in support of innovation projects. 

Provide coaching & leadership for CFD engineers in our global research labs 

Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders within Research 

Excellent communication, interpersonal and strategic influencing skills 

Proven experience with commercial CFD codes (Ansys CFX, Fluent; Siemens Star CCM+) and High Performance Computer (HPC) environments 

Evidence of ability to develop strong scientific networks 


Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. 

We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment. 

We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace. 

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference. 


Online Application > Face to Face Interview > Job Offer 

Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form. Completion of the form is required in order to be considered. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the application form as when filled out partially or not at all it may adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the form at once as you will be unable to return to it later. 

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