Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 7RD
£ 27,000 - £ 31,000 per annum
24 March 2019
KTP Advert Ref:
The Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, in collaboration with the Department of Electronic and Electrical
Engineering and Hydro International Ltd., wish to recruit a high calibre candidate to work in the field of sensor development.
The collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering and Hydro International Ltd. is a strategic partnership that aims to
transform fundamental research into applied solutions in the field of urban drainage and wastewater management. The
partnership is being conducted through the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme (KTP). The successful applicant will work with both the company and the university to develop an experimental sediment sensing system. The final product will operate alongside the company’s existing data loggers, telemetry and web services, and offer the ability to more effectively monitor and service its range of drainage infrastructure systems.
The successful candidate will have a first degree in an Engineering or Science subject, or equivalent. A PhD or equivalent experience in an area related to the core project aims is desirable. You will have the ability to take ownership over the project, working with supervisors and company’s product development team to set and deliver to challenging targets. Highlevels of communication and team working skills are essential, along with an ability to develop creative solutions to problems.
The associate will benefit from a competitive salary with an additional £2000 per annum personal development fund; two
weeks of management training; The potential to work towards a higher education qualification; Professional registration &
chartership support; Attendance at conferences and industry events; Unique exposure to a technically challenging and
strategically important partnership between industry and academia.
This post is fixed-term for 24 months.
Knowledge Base Partner:
Sheffield, The University of
Hydro International Limited
Company business area:
Provide products and services in the water treatment and drainage sectors including wastewater, stormwater and industrial water treatment products, flow controls for urban drainage systems and hydrometric services.
Dr Andy Nichols
, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street,
S1 3JD, Tel: 0114 2220256A.Nichols@sheffield.ac.uk