Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3826/1

Location: West Horndon, Essex, CM13 3XD
Salary: £31,000 to £35,000 p/a
Qualification required: A Master level qualification
Closing Date: 10 March 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3826/1
Excellent package: £31,000 – £35,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, and a £6,000 training budget towards your personal development.
The post is fixed term for 36 months
By joining this exciting Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Quick Release (Automotive) Ltd (QR), and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath you will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic company, interfacing with leading Automotive OEMs, with the support of a leading academic institute.
The KTP project centres around the study of Change Management in the Automotive industry, with the aim of gaining a deep understanding of the change process, how change is introduced and who is involved for what reasons. Once these elements are understood, the Associate will work to optimise and more clearly describe/process change. You will be responsible for researching, defining and delivering new methods, approaches and digital tools with the intention to introduce a measurable improvement in the way change is managed within the automotive industry.
The project will be heavily Product Data Management (PDM) focussed, utilising data analytics and process assessment to accurately identify, interpret, and describe change impact across the entire business; from a simple component design iteration to a multi-faceted implementation of new technologies or product features and even corporate system & process introductions. The improvement in PDM efficiency through the tools and associated processes developed in this KTP will expand the capability and services of QR.
QR aim to be the pioneers that make them the world's most loved PDM people. They have the ambition to be the UK's lead in advising and facilitating the deployment of PDM systems within the automotive sector. This KTP brings together leading academic experts in costing and manufacturing to give a holistic understanding of the cost of product design change management and a standard operating procedure (SOP).
Throughout the project you will play a key role in managing and implementing strategic development in the business and transferring knowledge between the University and the company.
QR, formed in 2003, now has over 200 employees. In 2017 QR turned global, expanding into the US and Asia Pacific. The business grew rapidly, shortlisted for a British American Business Transatlantic Growth award. Change is happening fast, and yet automotive processes are slow and systems outdated, overwhelmed by the complexity of data. With digitisation, connectivity, mobility and autonomous cars disrupting the market globally, the complexity is only set to increase. QR release engineering, automotive professionals from the burden of PDM, freeing them to create, innovate and get products to market faster.
Watch the QR video http://www.quickrelease.co.uk/our-people/
The role is full-time, and based at QR premises in West Horndon, Essex.
The ideal candidate will have:
• A Master level qualification, in a relevant engineering background such as cost-modelling.
• Project management experience or demonstrated self-motivation in industry and/or research settings.
• The ability to lead and facilitate technical development.
• High-level investigation, analysis and research skills.
• Ability to interact and converse with senior (C-suite) level customers.
The Associate will play a major role in coordinating the stakeholders, so must have good communication and organisation skills.
KTP Associate – The benefits
Gain valuable experience and marketable, highly transferable skills
Take early responsibility for a high profile project
Receive mentoring from the company and an experienced academic team
Opportunity to gain a professional qualification
Enjoy an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company
For more about how KTPs visit: http://ktp.innovateuk.org/
Closing date: 10 March 2019
Interviews will be held at the Company premises in West Horndon, Essex
Any questions about this role email: ktp@bath.ac.uk
Apply online: https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/JM6208R

Skills required: The ideal candidate will have:
• A Master level qualification, in a relevant engineering background such as cost-modelling.
• Project management experience or demonstrated self-motivation in industry and/or research settings.
• The ability to lead and facilitate technical development.
• High-level investigation, analysis and research skills.
• Ability to interact and converse with senior (C-suite) level customers.
The Associate will play a major role in coordinating the stakeholders, so must have good communication and organisation skills.
Knowledge Base Partner: Bath, University of
Company partner: Quick Release (Automotive) Limited
Company business area: Provided in Product Data Management, focused mainly within the automotive industry.
Contact: Juliet Mather, University of Bath, Tel: 01225 384975
j.mather@bath.ac.uk

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