PVRC Impact Development Manager - Mechanical Engineering

Bath, Somerset
£39,992, rising to £47,722
26 Apr 2018
27 May 2018

PVRC Impact Development Manager - Fixed Term Contract

Mechanical Engineering

Salary: Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722

Placed On:  Wednesday 11 April 2018

Closing Date: Sunday 27 May 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: CT5645R

The Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) at the University of Bath is recruiting an Impact Development Manager to facilitate and promote the delivery of this impact through engagement with industry, especially SMEs.

The PVRC is experiencing rapid growth in the past 12 months with high volumn of research projects. We expect this post will interact with, and respond to, interest from potential industrial partners and guide them through to the delivery of impactful collaborations with the University of Bath in a timely manner. The postholder will provide resource at the appropriate technical level necessary to engage with both industry and academics. The responsibilities of this role include responding to technical enquiries and coordinating follow up activities to promote collaborations between the Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research (CLEVeR) facility and SMEs. These collaborations will deliver programmes developing and translating research activities to targeted applications. 

Based at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PVRC is a leading centre for theoretical, experimental and analytical research into powertrain systems in the UK. PVRC has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects, and has long established collaborations with industrial partners. The Centre considers its remit to be all of the links in the chain from energy storage to its conversion into mechanical work on board a vehicle. The recently secured £49m investment for the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) will propel PVRC into a global leading position.

Applicants should possess a PhD, or an equivalent professional qualification, in subject area of direct relevance for the project and have some research experience. Applicants should have experience of industrial engagement and specialist knowledge in automotive engineering. Experience of involvement in collaborative research programmes with industry partners and OEMs would also be highly beneficial. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess good technical communication skills.

This position is full time (36.5 hours per week) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis with an expected expiry date of 31 March 2020.

The University of Bath holds Bronze Award for Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.  

For any informal enquiries about this role please contact Prof Chris Brace at c.j.brace@bath.ac.uk.

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