Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3503/6

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 2RZ
Salary: £22,000 to £27,000
Qualification required: BEng 2:1 Electronic Engineer
Closing Date: 31 October 2017
KTP Advert Ref: 3503/6
This KTP project offers a unique opportunity for an ambitious graduate to launch an industrial career with the support of Wescol Ltd and academic mentors from the University of Wolverhampton.

Wescol Ltd design and manufacture a range of industrial gas control equipment for use in cutting, welding, heating and gas distribution. This international company, which is based in Wolverhampton and have a manufacturing facility in China, is the leading independent manufacturer of gas regulators within the UK.

The aim of this collaborative project is to develop novel, intelligent, self-powered, electronic gas control equipment.

You will be responsible for delivering a programme of work which will include:

• The design of low power microcontroller based sensors and associated communication systems
• The development of a novel energy-harvesting mechanism to power the sensors in-situ
• Accelerated life time testing of the new systems

To support your commitment to continuous self-development you will have a generous personal development budget in addition to KTP Management Training.

You will be employed by The University of Wolverhampton and will be based at Wescol Ltd in the centre of Wolverhampton. You must be willing and able to travel independently both within the UK and overseas.


Skills required: We seek an applicant with a minimum of a BEng 2:1 in Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering or closely related subject. You must have experience of C programming for embedded systems, some knowledge of instrumentation electronics and the ability to balance technical and commercial constraints in the creation of novel designs. Any previous industrial experience would be advantageous.

Good communication skills are essential, as is a flexible working approach and strict time management. You should be self-motivated, capable of working autonomously as well as within a team and be able to interact at all levels within industry.

This is a fixed term 27 month contract

To apply for this post please forward you CV and supporting statement to the address below

Please note should you not be contacted within four weeks of the closing date; please assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful in your application for the role

Knowledge Base Partner: Wolverhampton, University of
Company partner: Wescol Limited
Company business area: Provide a range of industrial gas control equipment, providing solutions for cutting, welding, heating and gas distribution.
Contact: Amarjit Nar, KTP, Business Solutions
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Science Park
Glaisher Street
Wolverhampton
WV10 9RT, Tel: 01902 518911
KTP1@wlv.ac.uk
Additional Info: None

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