Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3809/1

Location: Flaxby, North Yorkshire, HG5 0XJ
Salary: £30,000 - £34,000
Qualification required: PhD/MSc
Closing Date: 27 January 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3809/1
Ilke Homes factory builds and delivers to site complete, easily installed homes using a precision-engineered, light gauge steel framed modular design. Their strategic goal is to develop an innovative, optimised structural system utilising novel techniques to significantly improve the performance, safety and cost of current modular design, contributing to easing the UK’s housing shortage.

The KTP will develop an understanding of advanced structural engineering design and testing expertise by considering the interaction of different materials and designs to the dynamic loads experienced by the structures. The test results from suggested design modifications, proposed by the detailed analytical evaluations, will inform Ilke Homes’ building designs both in the short and longer term.
Skills required: As a KTP Associate, you be working in a dynamic manufacturing environment to solve real world problems. Your main duties on the project will include:

? Understanding the commercial context, design requirements and technical challenges of the project;
? Planning of experimental activities;
? Characterising materials and structural components, gaining approvals for recommendations from the project team;
? Planning and undertaking experimental and numerical study of in-plane and out-of-plane wall constructions
? New product design, approval and implementation;
? Product life cycle analysis;
? Design Review against Building Codes and overseeing fire testing of designs;
? Working to implement selected design changes in manufacturing;
? Working with Ilke Homes on the new product launch;
? Dissemination and embedding of new techniques within Ilke Homes including developing and embedding a methodology for predicting the structural response to future design changes;
? Writing reports, undertaking literature reviews and preparing papers for publication, with guidance from the academic team as necessary.
These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

As a KTP Associate you will have:
? A PhD in steel structure design or a related subject (or close to completion) or an MEng/MSc in steel structure design or a related subject with significant industrial experience;
? A first or upper second class honours degree in Engineering in the area of structural design techniques and processes;
Experience in testing and numerical modelling;
? Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal enabling communication with a wide range of stakeholders including established structural engineers;
? Excellent project-management skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines;
? The ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
? Enthusiasm and commitment to drive this challenging project forward;
? A strong desire to develop your career in a progressive engineering company and contributing to a major change in the modular housing sector;
? A full, current, valid UK driving licence or alternative means of travel to enable visits to the University, training and customer meetings as the role requires.

You may also have:
? Some industrial experience in the disciplines relevant to this project, and/or experience of working on industrially-relevant research projects.
Knowledge Base Partner: Leeds, University of
Company partner: Ilke Homes Limited
Company business area: Manufacture easily installed steel framed modular homes which are factory-built and finished using the latest methods.
Contact: Dr Ornella Iuorio, o.iuorio@leeds.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2294
o.iuorio@leeds.ac.uk

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