Project Engineer (Sensor Design) – KTP Associate
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Project Engineer (Sensor Design) – KTP Associate

University Of Bath / Niftylift Ltd
£30,000 – £32,500
Milton Keynes
Time left to apply
22 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Kick start your career with a KTP – become a business leader of the future

This is an exciting role for an aspirational engineer with strong computational electromagnetic field modelling skills together with basic skills in electronic hardware design and sensor design. The purpose of the job is to develop and integrate a unique robust and reliable integrated automated proximity detection system for a specific hazard into mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS). The product aims to significantly reduce the risk to workers on such platforms.

The role is full-time and will be based at Niftylift Ltd premises in Milton Keynes. Throughout the project the KTP Associate will play a key role in managing and implementing strategic developments in the business and transferring knowledge between the University and the business.

KTP Associate – the benefits

  • Accelerate your career
  • Gain valuable experience and marketable, highly transferable skills
  • Take early responsibility for a high profile project
  • Receive mentoring from the company and an experienced academic team
  • Opportunity to gain a professional qualification
  • Receive practical and formal management training and development
  • Enjoy an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a government funded scheme brings together universities and businesses to work jointly on a development project that is strategically important to the future of an organisation. Throughout the project the KTP Associate will play a key role in managing and implementing strategic development in the business and transferring knowledge between the University and the Company.

It is essential that you understand how KTP works with business and the university, and the vital role you will play. Visit KTP website to find out more

The post is fixed term for 30 months

Company information

Founded in 1985, Niftylift Ltd is a UK owned company which has grown to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms, with over 450 employees in the UK and USA, undertaking R&D, support, sales and production alongside a vast dealer network across over 40 countries worldwide to support the 75% of sales as exports.

Person requirements

  • Possess a strong software or mathematics background with previous industrial or research project experience in inverse problems and/or in electromagnetism and computational electromagnetics.
  • Be able to rapidly fill knowledge gaps in sensor design and have the confidence to quickly assess the most promising solutions.
  • Show a proven experience of programming skills in a high-level language such as Matlab, C or Python.

In addition the associate is expected to play a major role in coordinating the stakeholders involved in this project, so must have good communication and organisation skills.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Have a PhD or equivalent professional/significant relevant experience where applicable, preferably, in one of these areas: physics, applied mathematics or engineering.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · transport engineering · mathematics · aerospace engineering · chemical engineering · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management · civil engineering and construction


£30,000 – £32,500

depending on qualifications and experience, plus pension and additional £5,000 training budget tailored towards your personal development.


Milton Keynes

Contract and working hours

Fixed term

How to apply

Interviews will be held at the company premises in Milton Keynes, week commencing 10 July 2017

If you have questions about this role email in the first instance.

Closing date: 18/06/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 18/06/2017

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