Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3440/1

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 6GF
Salary: £30,000 -£32,500 p/a
Qualification required: Have a PhD or equivalent
Closing Date: 18 June 2017
KTP Advert Ref: 3440/1
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.
The company - 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.
Skills required: • 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.
Knowledge Base Partner: Bath, University of
Company partner: Niftylift Limited
Company business area: Develop and produce Mobile Elevating Work Platforms which are used to allow workers to work safely at height.
Contact: Juliet Mather, University of Bath
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY, Tel: 01225384975

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