Project Engineer - Second Life for Batteries


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 14th February 2018
Closes: 15th March 2018
Reference: 1714632

Fixed Term Contract for 18 months.

This role would be within the Electrochemical Engineering Research Group with lab facilities within the Energy Innovation Centre – one of Europe’s largest battery research centres. This project focusses on electrical testing of automotive battery modules and packs. This role will involve significant interaction with industrial partners.

This specific role is funded by a BEIS funded project. The project will involve close interaction with these industrial partners and the research activities will be collectively planned. The outputs of this project will be commercialised by the industrial partners.

The successful candidate will possess a track record gained through either an industrial or academic career, in the following general areas: electrochemical engineering, energy storage systems, testing and characterisation techniques, and collaborative working within multidisciplinary projects. It is important that candidates have a strong technical experience of dealing with batteries and associated diagnostic methods, and ideally will fulfil the following:

  • Strong electrical engineering or similar background.
  • In-depth knowledge of battery module and pack testing is highly desirable.

In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus customary holidays (e.g. Christmas closure), some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

If you require further information about this position, please contact Dr Rohit Bhagat ( for an informal discussion.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications. However, please note that due to the toxicity of chemicals used within this role, it is not a suitable role for pregnant women or those that are breastfeeding. The University reserves its rights under Schedule 22 of the Equality Act 2010 to ensure the protection of women in relation to pregnancy or maternity.

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.