Mathematical Modeller - KTP Associate

University of Portsmouth - Faculty of Technology - Civil Engineering and Surveying

Civil Engineering and Surveying Research Group in collaboration with Innovate UK and THA Aquatic

Employment type:  Full time fixed term (2 years)
Based at:THA’s offices in West Dean, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Interview date:  16 January 2017

Recruiting graduates for innovative companies for over 40 years!
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a recent BEng or Masters or PhD graduate in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent to join us in developing a numerical modelling suite to improve fish behaviour modelling in coastal, river and lake/reservoir environments.

Qualifications we require:
We are looking for a recent BEng or Masters or PhD graduate (2.1 or higher) in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent.

About THA Aquatic Ltd:
THA Aquatic Ltd is an SME specialising in fisheries engineering and aquatic environmental assessment; developing engineered structures that interface with natural water bodies in such a way that they mitigate harm to fish.

About KTP:
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships bring together universities and business to work together on a development project that is strategically important to the future of an organisation.

KTPs offer:

  • Acceleration for your career
  • The opportunity to lead and manage a strategic project
  • The support of an academic team from the University
  • The possibility of a permanent post with the company

If you have questions about vacancy contact:   Dr Steve Mitchell ( +44 (0)23 9284 2424

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Knowledge and experience of mathematical/hydraulic  modelling
  • Experience of handling large data sets and applying standard software (Excel, Matlab)
  • Knowledge of advanced analytical (e.g., fluid flow, advanced calculus) and statistical (e.g., regression, significance testing) methods
  • Experience in efficient and safe working in the marine/coastal environment

 Essential skills we require as a minimum:

  • Good skills in mathematics;
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
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