Engineering Technician

Cranfield, Bedford (GB)
£23,837 to £27,304 per annum
18 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre (AVEC) has a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research in automotive engineering, mechatronics and motorsport. The Centre offers four taught MSc courses, a PhD research programme and a range of continuing professional development courses. It also conducts industry-focused research and consultancy for clients throughout the automotive industry including (but not limited to) Vehicle OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, R&D centres, universities, engineering firms and consultancies. Its areas of specialism include automotive engineering, motorsport, off-road vehicle dynamics and intelligent mobility engineering.

Working closely with the lab manager, you will be responsible for the daily activities within the Automotive Mechatronics and Intelligent Mobility Labs and the MUEAVI Road. These include research and development projects and educational tasks that are undertaking at the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre. You will have a unique opportunity to practically work on a variety of advanced technological subjects related to design, development and testing of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and Automotive Mechatronic Systems.

You should be (at minimum) educated to HND (preferably at BSc and higher) level in one of the Electronics, Control, Computer, Robotics or a relevant subjects and preferably have experiences of working in automotive engineering companies and/or R&D lab environments. With excellent team working and communication skills, you should be well-organised, self-motivated and passionate about automotive advanced technologies, and have hands-on expertise and multi-disciplinary knowledge on automotive hardware, software, sensors, embedded systems and HiL testing setups. A background in Health & Safety is desirable.

The post is available immediately, and will be offered on a permanent basis.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Amir Soltani, Lecturer - Active Chassis Control Development Environments for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on E;

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we have now also become a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.