KTP Associate (Mechanical Design Engineer)

Employment type:  Fixed term (26 months)

Employment basis:  Full time

Salary:  £25,000 – £33,000, based on experience, plus £4,300 training budget     

Post number: ZZ003580

Date published: 24 August 2016  

Closing date: 11 September 2016

Interview date: week commencing 19 September 2016

Interviews in person at the company premises in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Prior completion of Application Form & Medical History required.

What is KTP?

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), a government funded scheme, bring together universities and businesses to work together on a development project that is strategically important to the future of an organisation.

How does it work?

KTP Associate’s are employed by the university and work full time with a company to deliver the objectives of a highly innovative development project.  KTP is the largest graduate recruitment programme in Europe.

What can KTP offer?

·         Acceleration for  your career

·         A competitive salary and training package

·         The opportunity to lead and manage a strategic project

·         The support of an academic team from the University

·         The possibility of a permanent post with the company

·         The possibility of working towards a higher degree

The Company

Business Edge Ltd is a specialist company operating in the air conditioning and refrigeration technology market.  The company provides design and development services, product build and test, consultancy, distribution of specialist equipment and technical training and certification services to the industry.

The company has developed a high speed, oil-free compression technology and you will have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing needs of this project, with input and engineering collaboration with the University of Portsmouth.

The design, development and construction of the existing machines and new machines is envisaged and the post provides an ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge beyond mechanical engineering and into the field of air conditioning and refrigeration.

The Role

You will work closely with the Directors and as a part of a team comprising very talented Mechanical Design Engineers and be supported by an academic team from the University of Portsmouth throughout the project.

Knowledge and experience of FMEA is required.  You must also be conversant with 3D modelling software (SolidWorks an advantage). Knowledge of precision engineering, tolerances, materials, machining processes, bearing technology and pressure containment would also be an advantage.

You will be encouraged to join the Institute of Mechanical Engineers or Institute of Engineering and Technology and work towards chartered status.

We are looking for a talented Mechanical Design Engineer to undertake a wide range of design, build, test and other activities, including occasional fieldwork. You must have prior mechanical design experience, having designed products / machines that have reached production.

We are looking for a recent Masters graduate in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with:

·         Knowledge of mechanical engineering design

·         Knowledge of materials, processes and manufacturing to close tolerances

·         Knowledge of mechanical design for manufacture

·         Experience of FMEA / stress analysis

Candidates are invited to contact Dr Mariana Dotcheva

(Mariana.Dotcheva@port.ac.uk) to discuss the post.

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link:ZZ003580 – KTP Associate (Mechanical Design Engineer).docx