Advanced Research Engineer - Special Projects

Coventry £ 36,000 - £ 42,000 p.a plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014341

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The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is a major success story. One of the UK‘s most advanced Research & Technology Organisations, championing world leading manufacturing and engineering innovation.


Created in 2011, it represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and has since grown to a team of over 800 spread several facilities covering not only R&D, but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design across multiple businesses and sectors.


Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit from launch, we seek career driven and agile talent from industry, academia, and other leading organisations to work in this truly unique centre of excellence.


Benefits - beyond salary, the MTC provides one of the most extensive and progressive benefits packages available, designed to inspire, develop and reward employees to the full including:


  • Fully flexible working including compressed hours, remote working, part-time hours, flexible start and finish times. And career breaks. Tell us what works for you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying!  

  • Enhanced Holiday leave with accumulated days plus option to buy & sell

  • Private Health Insurance from Vitality Health

  • Life Insurance

  • Generous Pension Scheme

  • Income Protection in the event of long-term illness or incapacity to work

  • Salary Sacrifice (tax efficient Bike 2 Work plus Car Lease Scheme including competitive on-site EV charging)

  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity support

  • Professional subscriptions paid plus access to Leadership Academy

  • Long service recognition plus contribution awards

  • Envious working environment with free parking, excellent public transport links, employee discounts and on-site canteen, plus more 



The Role


The Advanced Research Engineer - Special Projects role will require involvement in all aspects of the project delivery including but not restricted to: concept generation, detailed design, ensuring compliance with all relevant standards, technical support of commissioning, awareness of project budget and deliverables.


Duties and responsibilities include:


  • Act as Technical Lead for smaller projects where required; ensuring work meets or exceeds agreed customer requirements, within agreed budgets and timescales.

  • Undertake innovative Engineering research work focused primarily on technology/manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) 3+, and able to demonstrate industrial project delivery.

  • Contribute in the identification, technical specification and delivery of new and novel technology capability into the MTC, customers, or industrial members premises.

  • Contribute and support senior colleagues in the theme business and technology strategy;

  • Supporting of proposal of new capability development projects that align with the Department, Technology Theme, and overall MTC strategy, and able to explore different routes for project funding (internal, industrial, or CR&D funding).

  • Be involved with horizon scanning of technologies and new approaches to solving industrial problems across a range of industrial sectors.

  • Be able to lead engagement with existing customers to win repeat business.



The Person


The successful candidate for the role of The Advanced Research Engineer - Special Projects will have/be:


  • Degree educated holding one of the following; BSc, BEng, MSc or MEng in an appropriate Engineering based subject.

  • 4+ years‘ experience from a Design Engineering role within manufacturing or Research and Development, preferably within one of the fields of; Electro-Mechanical design, EC&I, Special Purpose Machines, Automation & Robotics, Manufacturing/Process, Systems-Integration, Systems Engineering, Assembly Systems or other multi-disciplinary field.

  • Experienced user of CAD software packages with the ability to create design concepts and fully dimensioned drawings working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics. Working knowledge of FEA, simulations or surface modelling.

  • Understanding of the challenges of designing, machinery, equipment and/or products in a manufacturing setting.

  • Experience writing design or test specifications and design of experiments or other techniques to provide systematic testing.


  • Knowledge of various materials, directives, regulations and standards, mechanical principles and manufacturing processes and technologies.

  • Aware of different project delivery methodologies, e.g, Agile / Scrum, waterfall.

  • In the process of working towards achieving Chartered Engineer Status with a professional institute


Please note, due to the nature of the role, candidates must be willing and able to complete National Security Vetting.


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 The Advanced Research Engineer - Special Projects forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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