Project Engineer


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 21st November 2017
Closes: 20th December 2017
Reference: 1701521

Fixed Term Contract until 31/07/2019.

WMG is looking to recruit an enthusiastic project engineer, working as part of WMG’s Intelligent Vehicles research group, in the area of testing, verification and validation of autonomous vehicle control systems. This specific project focuses on the development, implementation and real-world demonstration of a Swarm Intelligence (SI) application to control a self-organised network of autonomous Pods. The technical elements of the project will be delivered by both our industrial partner and also a Computer Science research fellow at WMG.

The main contribution to the project will be through the development of test and evaluation frameworks and methods to validate and verify a network of self-organising, swarming pods working within the WMG 3xD simulator for Intelligent Vehicles and with the real-world demonstrators. The job role will focus on understanding the system requirements and developing test platforms, test scenarios and test suites to validate that the swarming algorithms are accurate, safe and ultimately trustworthy and acceptable.

Skills that we are looking for within this position could include, but are not limited to:

  • Programming including C, C++ in particular related to embedded systems, Python, Matlab, Simulink and Stateflow modelling.
  • Testing of electronic and software systems.
  • Experience of communication protocols based on TCP/IP.
  • Assimilate data from requirements capture workshops and focus groups.
  • Objective data collection of electronic and software systems.
  • Experimental documentation and report writing.

Please also note that evaluation of the autonomous vehicles will be occurring at different test sites in both Coventry and Milton Keynes, so a willingness to travel to these sites (costs covered by project) is an essential part of the project.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to an exciting project, and also offers a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

For further information about this project, please contact Gunwant Dhadyalla by email to

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.