Mechanical/Structural Design Engineer - KTP Associate 

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£28,500 - £35,000 per annum
14 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Partnership with Consult Lifts Ltd (CLS)

Campus:         Company Based – Inchinnan Road, Paisley
Job Title:         Mechanical/Structural Design Engineer - KTP Associate    
Req No:         REQ000954
Salary Scale:     £28,500 - £35,000 per annum 
Full-time:         38 hours per week 
Fixed Term:         30 months 


  • Are you an engineer or engineering graduate looking for a unique opportunity to deliver an exciting project? 
  • Would you like to work with a leading company and be supported by senior company management and by a team of academics at UWS? 
  • Are you looking for hands on experience whilst gaining further qualifications?

If so, we want to hear from you! 

The company

Incorporated in 1999, CLS is a leading lift installation and servicing company operating from its base in Paisley, Scotland. CLS have ambitious expansion plans, including the launch of their own brand of lift system; returning lift manufacturing to the West of Scotland after 25 years. 

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The role

You will be instrumental in the development of CLS's in-house design engineering capability and will take a leading role in the design and development of the next generation of high-performance, energy efficient belt driven lift system;         

Responsibilities includes:
i)    development of CAD/PDM based design framework for configuring goods and platform lifts 
ii)    concurrent structural analysis of the lift system to evaluate performance of the belt drive system 
iii)    specification of smart drive and control system for modular lift platform and the lift structure where required 
iv)    build and test working prototype (demonstrator) using belt-driven technology. 

What is KTP?

This scheme offers an invaluable opportunity for graduates to become a key contributor to innovate real world company projects, giving you the chance to convert the skills and knowledge learned from your degree to practical application. You will gain vital experience and continue your development through support from on-site line managers and UWS academics, to achieve success in the wider commercial world. 

Why UWS? 

We support you – We are the only Scottish University to have a dedicated KTP centre, meaning you are fully supported throughout your time with the company by UWS staff. 

We are growing – In 2019, UWS were the top performing University in the UK by value of secured KTP projects. 

You grow with us – Many of our KTP associates are offered permanent roles and continue to provide support to projects as part of a team and autonomously. We will also invest £5,000 in your development, this includes training in Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) and the opportunity to register for an MPhil or Ph.D.

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What we are looking for

  • Minimum 2:1 BA Engineering degree 
  • Intermediate to expert knowledge and experience with CAD, PDM and CAE packages 
  • Knowledge of visualisation techniques for building product capability portfolio 
  • Computer programming skills with experience in implementing IoT/control solutions
  • Strong experimental background and excellent technical writing, preparation and reporting 

Questions about this vacancy? Contact Dr Parag Vichare (Lecturer) at or Philip Reilly at

To apply, visit 

Closing date: 15.03.2020
Interview date: 25.03.2020

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.  

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer. 

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520 

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