Design Engineer (Smart Sensors) – KTP Associate

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£27000 - £32,600
06 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering & Environment

City Campus, Newcastle

Contract: Fixed Term for 24 months

This is a great opportunity to apply your electronics engineering and design expertise in an ambitious two-year project and become a key part of the future strategy of CheaperGroup.

CheaperGroup are working in partnership with Northumbria University to explore the future of smarter and more adaptable systems.  You will benefit from the ongoing support and guidance of a wider project team from the Company and the University, but will have the opportunity to own and drive the project.

CheaperGroup is ‘the business for business’, supplying some of the UK’s most commercially savvy enterprises with essential services. This KTP project will develop a 'smart waste' system incorporating new product(s) and services, that will help CheaperGroup introduce new ways of working more closely with their customers. You will be required to develop a working knowledge of SMART “Internet of things” technologies and Value Based Design. 

You will be at the forefront of developing an innovative embedded smart waste system and providing technical solutions that bring together your mechanical, electronic & instrumentation skills.

The opportunities available to you:

  • To take a leading role in an ambitious project concerned with developing smart transfer systems of the future.
  • Potential to undertake a funded personnel development programme to run alongside the core project.
  • 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.

Please note that the post holder will be based at CheaperGroup premises in Newcastle upon Tyne and will be required to undertake travel in the region and elsewhere in the UK.

Find out more about Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University:

To arrange an informal phone conversation with one of the project team please contact:  Associate Professor Dr Phil Hackney:

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

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 05/01/2020


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