Project Assistant/Project Officer - Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Swansea University - College of Engineering

£28,936 to £32,548 per annum (Grade 7)

£33,518 to £38,883 per annum (Grade 8), together with USS pension benefits

This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2020

This position will be based at the Bay Campus

The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions. ASTUTE 2020 is designed to stimulate growth in Wales by applying advanced engineering technologies to manufacturing challenges driving cutting-edge research and innovation, enabling projects with manufacturing companies, to generate sustainable, higher value goods and services and bring them to a global market.

A parallel operation entitled ASTUTE EAST (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) has just commenced which will focus on companies in East Wales. You will share expertise and experience as you work in parallel with this group, and it is also possible that you may be seconded to work under this operation for a proportion of your time.

All project staff will be expected to work in teams with other ASTUTE 2020/EAST employees, academics and company employees with a variety of manufacturing companies (SMEs and larger enterprises) on engineering projects that range from 1-2 weeks to 2-3 years in length.

Project Assistants at Grade 7 will carry out their own experimental or computer modelling work as part of industrially-focussed R&D projects. They will perform their own analysis and interpretation of results, and will assist with production of reports, presentations and publications as directed by the project leaders. It is expected that Project Assistants will normally have at least a good first degree or equivalent.

Project Officers at Grade 8 will manage their own technical activities in terms of industrial collaborative R&D projects with a variety of companies. It is expected that Project Officers will normally have a PhD qualification or equivalent.

Essential criteria:

  • Good theoretical background in manufacturing systems engineering, such as an Engineering/Computer Science first degree.
  • Detailed experience in at least one of the following technical areas related to Manufacturing Systems Engineering:
  • Real time processing of data from large sensor arrays for real time process modelling (Virtualisation)
  • Development of decision systems
  • Cooperating robots
  • Soft automation
  • Bionics
  • Industrial ICT – combining expertise in electronics and ICT hardware/software
  • Vision Systems
  • Big Data (e.g. NoSQL, Hadoop, Spark, graph databases etc.)
  • Data Analytics
  • Smart Sensors
  • Internet of Things
  • Industry 4.0
  • Factory of the Future

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