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Project Engineer (Sensor Design) - KTP Associate - Fixed Term Contract

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Salary:  £30,000 to £32,500 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, plus a £5,000 personal training and development budget.
Fixed term for 30 months
Placed On:  Wednesday 17 May 2017
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 June 2017
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  JM4851

Kick start your career with a KTP – become a business leader of the future

Job location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

The Job

This is an exciting role for an aspirational engineer with strong computational electromagnetic field modelling skills together with basic skills in electronic hardware design and sensor design. The purpose of the job is to develop and integrate a unique robust and reliable integrated automated proximity detection system for a specific hazard into mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS).  The product aims to significantly reduce the risk to workers on such platforms.

The role is full-time and will be based at Niftylift Ltd premises in Milton Keynes. Throughout the project the KTP Associate will play a key role in managing and implementing strategic developments in the business and transferring knowledge between the University and the business.

The Company

Founded in 1985, Niftylift Ltd is a UK owned company which has grown to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms, with over 450 employees in the UK and USA, undertaking R&D, support, sales and production alongside a vast dealer network across over 40 countries worldwide to support the 75% of sales as exports.

The ideal candidate will:

·         Have a PhD or equivalent professional/significant relevant experience where applicable, ideally, in one of these areas: Physics, Applied Mathematics or Engineering.

·         Possess a strong software or mathematics background with previous industrial or research project experience in inverse problems and/or in electromagnetism and computational electromagnetics.

·         Be able to rapidly fill knowledge gaps in sensor design and have the confidence to quickly assess the most promising solutions.

·         Show a proven experience of programming skills in a high-level language such as Matlab, C or Python.

In addition the associate is expected to play a major role in coordinating the stakeholders involved in this project, so must have good communication and organisation skills.

KTP Associate – The benefits

*    Accelerate your career

*    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

*    Receive practical and formal management training and development

*    Enjoy an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company

It is essential that you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play. Further information about KTPs can be found at

Interviews will be held at the Company premises in Milton Keynes, week commencing 10 July.

If you have questions about this role email: in the first instance.




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