Are you keen to pursue a career in industry? Do you have a background in mechanical, chemical or textile engineering? Do you want to further your career in a project with one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?
We have an opportunity for a graduate with an MSc or MEng in mechanical, chemical or textile engineering, to ‘fast track’ their career into business by leading a high profile and strategically important project to a successful conclusion.
Through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), you will be working in partnership with Environmental Technologies Group Ltd. and the University’s Institute of Thermofluids, School of Mechanical Engineering and the Textile Technology Research Group, School of Design. You should be looking for a career which allows you to utilise your academic achievements in an industry setting.
Based on an experimental analysis of the liquid filtration process, filter structure and fluid flow behaviour, your objective is to develop market leading by-pass filtration systems capable of addressing challenging performance requirements. You will undertake experimental work at the company and University, developing testing and characterisation methods, data analysis and numerical modelling. You will also make a significant contribution to the development of the company’s technical marketing activities, working closely with the Managing Director to help the company achieve its five year strategic growth plans. You will help to develop fundamental scientific understanding of the operation and failure modes of a filter cartridge, optimise the performance of the existing product and produce an innovative, market leading filter element and filtration system with validated performance.
You will be based at the company premises in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, but will be employed by the University of Leeds for the duration of the project, a fixed period of 19.5 months. Members of the Textile Technology Research Group, School of Design and the Institute of Thermofluids, School of Mechanical Engineering will provide academic and technical support to you throughout the project.
If there is sufficient justification, an opportunity may exist to register for a higher degree at the University of Leeds to carry out further studies related to the KTP work which would involve working in your own time. You will also be required to attend residential KTP training as well as various appropriate management, personal development and training courses for which time is allocated and funding provided, with a package worth approximately £4,450.
Your main duties will include:
- Project and business fFamiliarisation
- Literature, manufacturing and supply chain review
- Identification of failure modes and filter testing environments and plan
- Evaluation of filter performance
- Investigation of alternative materials and filter designs
- Testing of selected materials and filter designs
- Establishment of performance/cost benefits
- Development of a performance test methodology for QC purposes
- IP protection and marketing
These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.
It is part of Environmental Technologies Group Ltd’s long term plan to strengthen their R&D and technical capabilities. The successful candidate, pending the outcome of the project, is in a prime position to occupy this function beyond the duration of the KTP. It is therefore essential that you aspire to a career in business rather than academia.
- An MSc or MEng degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or textile engineering;
- Proven ability to design, execute and write up work independently without close supervision;
- A positive approach to problem solving and issue resolution;
- An understanding of approaches to modelling flow;
- Experience of practical work in a laboratory environment including designing test procedures;
- Capable of working independently as well as being a good team member;
- Self-motivated with good time management, presentation, and communication skills (oral and written);
- Some relevant industrial work experience and a strong desire to develop a career in industry;
- Full UK driving licence or alternative means of travel to visit client locations.
You may also have:
- Experience of flow modelling
- Experience of textile characterisation
Accepted degree subjects
art and design · aerospace engineering · chemical engineering · mechanical engineering
Training package worth £4,450, as well as access to the University's pension scheme, facilities, and staff training
Contract and working hours
How to apply
Number of vacancies: One
Applications can only be accepted via the University of Leeds jobs portal.
Closing date: 06/08/2017
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 06/08/2017