Integrated Systems Engineer (KTP Associate)

Exeter, Devon
12 Sep 2018
20 Sep 2018

The above full time post is available on a fixed term basis for two years in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. 

The KTP programme is a partnership between the University of Exeter and Supacat (part of SC Group Ltd).  You will be employed by the University of Exeter, but will spend the majority of your time working on this project at the company premises in Dunkeswell, near Honiton.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. 

Supacat and the University of Exeter are working at the forefront of novel autonomous land vehicles for defence.  The College wishes to recruit an Integrated Systems Engineer (KTP Associate) in a unique, exciting opportunity to work as the KTP associate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Exeter and Supacat. This post is available for 2 years on an immediate basis.  

Supacat (part of SC Group Ltd) is an innovative engineering and design company providing global, defence, emergency services and energy sector products and services, with offices in the UK and Australia. The company is in a rural location but is close to Exeter and major transport links.   

The successful candidate will work closely with both the company and academic staff to develop an optionally-manned, high-mobility, all-terrain vehicle with autonomous features/functions, which will operate in harsh off-road environments. 

Prospective applicants must be able to quickly learn information and skills from research and professional sources, to enable them to integrate a range of sensor and control systems into the vehicle. Applicants will possess a BEng, MEng or Master's Degree in Electrical, Electronics or Control Engineering, Mechatronics or a related discipline. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of integrated 'plug and play' systems and knowledge of the underlying communication aspects.   

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information, please contact Dr Prathyush Menon, 01392 726498 or 

The closing date for completed applications is 20th September 2018. 

Interviews and assessment will take place on site at SC Group in Dunkeswell, Devon on 5 October 2018. The ability to obtain UK Security Clearance will be required. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. This is a full time position, however we would be willing to explore part-time options for the right candidate and we welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours.