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Principal Engineer (Manufacturing Automation and Digitalisation) (104497 - 0921)

University of Warwick - WMG

Location: Coventry
Salary: £51,799 to £60,022 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: 1879288

Fixed Term Contract for 2 years

At the heart of the University of Warwick campus, we have industry-leading facilities where academics, researchers, scientists and engineers collaborate with partners to drive innovation and shape the future.

You will work in the Automation Systems Group and wider Digital Technologies Directorate at WMG engaging in HVM Catapult and other projects within a portfolio of R&D activity. As a Principal Engineer you will provide broad-ranging technical leadership enabling WMG to have tangible and demonstrable impact on UK productivity and the sustainability agenda through the deployment of industrial digital technologies. The role will involve:

  • Developing capability and bringing clarity to WMG's expression of its expertise in the domain of digital manufacturing solutions development.
  • Working with industry to understand digitalisation adoption challenges and opportunities from technological and business perspectives.
  • Identifying opportunities for industrial projects and working with clients to capture requirements and generate proposals.
  • Serving as a technical lead in WMG projects ensuring high-quality output that exceeds customer requirements, on time and on budget.
  • Establishing formal project delivery processes.

You will have a suitable degree together with specific expertise and experience related to automation systems and digitalisation in a manufacturing context. Relevant masters and doctorate level qualifications would be advantageous.

In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Robert Harrison (

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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