Technical Specialist

Job title Technical Specialist

Department IAAPS

Salary Starting from £40,792, rising to £48,677 Per Annum for duration of contract

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Friday 16 August 2019

Closing date Sunday 15 September 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF7024

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The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) will be a global centre of excellence, delivering transformational research and innovation into advanced propulsion systems. Located at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, it will lead and support the development of future generations of ultra-low emission vehicles and attract sector-related businesses to the region, generating economic growth.

Scheduled to open in early 2021 IAAPS will exploit the engineering expertise of the University of Bath for the benefit of both the UK and the global automotive industries. IAAPS builds on our reputation in this area of work, our close collaboration with some of the world’s leading companies and for delivery that’s second to none.

This is a new role within the IAAPS Operational Team. The Technical Specialist will be responsible for the detail specification, implementation and integration of a highly innovative research rig control system based around AVL PUMA and AVL IODP control methodologies where both local and distributed control and co-simulation will be core to our operation. This will allow the incorporation of cutting edge simulation with latest technology in powertrain test hardware. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the role will be responsible for working collaboratively with a number of internal and external stakeholders to define and deliver our system requirements.

Bringing the experience of industry/University best practice, this role will ensure a consistency of quality across our facility to ensure we are able to provide the most reliable testing and simulation environments to deliver on our stakeholder needs.  This will also involve building of a facility “virtual twin” to test out our methodologies ahead of formal opening.

The IAAPS Operational Team is small, agile and friendly - to succeed here you need to be proactive, collaborative and excited by the mission we're working to achieve. Candidates must demonstrate significant experience of hardware control system design and operation, ideally in a powertrain, engine or transmission testing environment or experience of powertrain simulation with the willingness to develop expertise in rig control.

This is a full-time role (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed-term basis until the end of January 2021.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Mr Rob Oliver on +44 (0)1225 383628 or via e-mail   

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.