Nuclear Robots Outreach and Project Manager

The University of Manchester - School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Closing Date : 04/01/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 February 2018 to 31 March 2021
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Division : Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11104

You will contribute to the success of an exciting new robotics hub funded by the EPSRC: ‘Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN)’.  This project is a collaboration between the Schools of Electrical Electronic Engineering (EEE), Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), Computer Science (CS) and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, the Universities of Oxford, Bristol, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham and Lancaster, the UKAEA’s Remote Applications in Challenging Environments centre (RACE) and leading industrial companies.

The focus of this post will be to manage the Hub’s outreach activities, which will involve engagement with schools, universities, industry, regulatory bodies and others. Furthermore, you will support the implementation of the overall project plan, and acting as the central contact point for demonstration activities across the UK, ensure timely delivery of project milestones and contractual deliverables.

This project will provide you with the ideal introduction into the challenges faced in deploying robotic systems in the nuclear industry and the size and scope of problems therein. It will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with engineers from both the supply chain and end users in the UK and around the world.

Project synopsis: The nuclear industry has some of the most extreme environments in the world, with radiation levels and other hazards restricting human access. Even when human entry is possible, the risks can be significant and levels of productivity low. To date, robotic systems have had limited impact on the nuclear industry, but it is clear that they offer the potential to deliver improvements in productivity and significant reductions in risk. The RAIN hub will deliver the necessary step changes in fundamental robotics science and establish the pathways to impact that will enable the creation of a responsible research and innovation infrastructure that has the capability to lead the world in nuclear robotics and deliver technology to industries operating in many other extreme environments.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Barry Lennox

Email: barry.lennox@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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