Project Engineer


Location: Coventry
Salary: £28,982 to £37,768 pa.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 23rd September 2016
Closes: 23rd October 2016
Reference: 1591340

Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020.

The WMG High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult centre was created in 2011 as one of seven research and technology centres across the country. Focusing on the international challenge of Low Carbon Mobility WMG is working with the other six partners, the Technology Strategy Board and a wide range of companies and organisations.

WMG is looking for talented engineers with an interest in working primarily on projects associated with energy storage technologies. The immediate requirement is to investigate the physical performance of materials, constituent parts and assemblies used in automotive energy storage applications under a variety of load cases and rates. The post provides the unique opportunity to work in a research environment to understand the mechanical response of multi-material devices and components, including but not limited to batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells. The post will require the individual to work with structural, modelling and electrochemical technologists to devise new mechanical tests to validate and assess the performance of both devices and models under diverse conditions.

You will have a strong and practical knowledge of mechanical testing and a drive to apply this to new complex systems. You will have experience of and the ability to conduct dynamic tests to generate data that characterises the performance of lithium-ion pouch cells and module representative sub systems. The ability to communicate creative/complex ideas to colleagues and an appreciation of how lithium batteries operate are desirable.

You will possess a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and a doctorate level qualification in a relevant research or engineering field. Experience of product development in an industrial context would be valuable.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.