Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022, 36.5 hours per week.
WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology. We currently have a vacancy for a Project Engineer to support research undertaken by the battery instrumentation team at WMG.
The role involves working with the Project Manager and the Principal Investigator in developing and delivering a programme of practical benefits to partners. Opportunities exist to engage with multinational organisations and SMEs through Catapult, as well as support the education and training of graduate engineers and post-graduate researchers. The battery instrumentation team comprises of academics, researchers and post-graduate students.
You will need to hold a degree / HND qualification in an engineering related discipline, and have relevant experience in electronics, instrumentation and / or electrochemical engineering; experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and battery testing / manufacture. You will also need a good knowledge of health and safety requirements for electrochemical storage devices. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a range of research and project planning skills.
In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications. However, please note that due to the toxicity of chemicals used within this role, it is not a suitable role for pregnant women or those that are breastfeeding. The University reserves its rights under Schedule 22 of the Equality Act 2010 to ensure the protection of women in relation to pregnancy or maternity.
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Interview Date: 31 March 2020.
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.