Research Team Leader Electrical Controls

Liverpool Coventry Permanent

Job Reference: 014087

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.  Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit the MTC has a unique opportunity for an Electrical & Controls Team Leader. 



Culture: MTC Colleagues all share three things: our passion to transform industry, our values and our ethical principles. We welcome those who will share these with us.


Our values - we do things the RIGHT way 


  • Responsibility

  • Inspiration

  • Great environment

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Teamwork


Our ethical principles underpin everything we do 


  • Support the UK government to improve people‘s lives

  • Recognise our responsibility to humanity over profit or power

  • Strive to create a sustainable world

  • Promote and celebrate Diversity & Inclusiveness



Benefits: The MTC leads the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.


Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.


The Role         


We are looking for innovators with an entrepreneurial mindset to create impact.


This Electrical & Controls Team Leader role is a combination of team leaderships and project delivery including but not restricted to: concept generation, detailed design, ensuring compliance with all relevant standards, technical support of commissioning, and an opportunity to lead, manage, and develop both people and projects. The individual will also have an opportunity to work collaboratively across MTC‘s broad technology departments and industrial sectors.


  • Team management duties: this will involve day-to-day line management, development of engineers, deploying engineers onto projects and assisting recruitment where required.

  • Oversee project technical deliverables, taking ownership to ensure work meets or exceeds customer requirements, and is delivered within budgets and timescales. Where delegated, to act as a Technical Governor for project deliverables.


The Person


The successful candidate for the role of an Electrical & Controls Team Leader will have/be:

  • A BSc/BEng degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Integrated, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics or other appropriate science/engineering degree or apprenticeship

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in R&D or industrial setting

  • Demonstrate the use of coaching and mentoring with colleagues and transfer knowledge in area of expertise to others, within own department and wider MTC colleagues, proactive in enabling training and development of team members

  • Ability to design and build electrical systems, integrating commercial-off-the-shelf motors, drives, PLCs, SCADA, with due consideration for electrical standards e.g. IEC 60205-1, PUWER, machinery directive,

  • Ideally Certified Machinery Safety Expert (CMSE) and/or understanding and application of Safety Integrity Level (SIL)

  • Experience with Beckhoff TwinCAT and/or Siemens TIA Portal or similar PLC vendors, and demonstrable competence with IEC61131-3 languages

  • Committed to work collaboratively and network effectively, able to recognise the contribution of others and team-work with a one MTC mind-set.

  • Self-motivated and a self-starter, with the ability to work autonomously to meet deadlines, budgets and quality expectations, both within a team, or independently.




MTC holds a high standard of professional behaviour and conduct of all colleagues; the environment across The MTC is one of collaboration. Colleagues are supported by leaders across the business to be empowered to challenge all colleagues in the MTC Right Way that is respectful and constructive.



Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.


To apply for the position of Electrical & Controls Team Leader forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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