Research and Development Engineer (KTP Associate) - Engineering and Environment

Belfast (GB)
Nov 07, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 06, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

This is a great opportunity to apply your Civil or Mechanical Engineering expertise to lead an ambitious two-year project and become part of the core business development strategy of ESS Modular (ESSM).   As part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Northumbria University and industrial partner ESS Modular, you will be based at ESSM and work collaboratively with Northumbria academics.

ESS Modular is a leading design and build principal contractor in off-site construction, operating throughout the UK in major markets such as education, healthcare, commercial and residential. Off-site construction is an innovative solution, that is now a growing trend within the UK construction industry.

This KTP will develop a high-rise steel modular building system with enhanced structural and energy performance and associated design rules, with a particular emphasis on connections, bracings and stability.

The opportunities available to you:

  • Apply your engineering, design and computer modelling knowledge in an innovation project in industry.
  • Potential to be retained in a permanent position within the company at the end of the project
  • £2,000 pa professional training and personal development budget
  • Residential leadership & management programme at Ashornehill College
  • Potential for performance-related bonus

For full details of qualifications, skills and experience required for the post, please review the available documents.

Find out more about ESS Modular:

Find out more about Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria University:

To arrange an informal phone conversation with one of the project team please contact:

Dr Brabha Nagaratnam with email brabha.nagaratnam 

Associate Professor Keerthan Poologanathan via email


To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically request in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 06/01/2020

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