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KTP Associate with PLP Construction Ltd


Job Title: Process Improvement in Construction Process Improvement in Construction

Salary: £25,769 - £27,000 per annum

Duration of contract: 24 months

Number of working weeks in a year: 48

Hours: Full time

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 19 Feb 2021

Location: Based in Heywood, Lancashire



This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. The successful candidate will undertake a 24-month collaborative project between PLP Construction and the University of Salford. The opportunity includes an allowance for training and development, with the successful candidate further developing their knowledge of project management and procurement, integrated project development and lean applications. This new, dynamic role is looking to develop and embed a management strategy and capability in the company, in order to improve productivity and increase turnover.

Based in Heywood, Lancashire, you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the University of Salford, whilst undertaking scientific research work. In addition to working in a commercial company in close contact with other staff, the Associate will gain experience of being a key player within the growth of the business.

KTP Associate Vacancies

KTP Associate with Loughview Timber Limited


Job Title: Acoustic Innovation Engineer

Salary: £25,750 - £29,000 per annum

Contract type: Fixed Term

Duration of contract (state number of weeks or months): 33 months

Hours: Full time

Closing date: 11 Feb 2021



In collaboration with Loughview Timber Ltd, the University of Salford has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The project’s aim is to embed a robust R&D function based on the science of acoustics, focused on creating sound absorbing timber panelling, utilizing recycled, environmentally friendly materials.

Based primarily at Loughview’s facility in Craigavon, Northern Ireland (BT63 6BU), the successful applicant will manage the project supported by experienced staff from both Loughview Timber Limited and the University of Salford. The company provide acoustic solutions for Acousticians, Architects, Builders, Contractors, Domestic and Commercial building owners in the UK. 

The Academic team at the University of Salford consists of Professor Trevor Cox (Professor of Engineering Acoustic Engineering, School of Science, Engineering and Environment) Dr Bruno Fazenda (Reader in Acoustics) and Danny Wong-McSweeney (Acoustics Lab. Manager).

Salford University has been carrying out acoustics research for over 60 years. It has extensive laboratories for building acoustics research. The Acoustics Research Centre's research was recognised in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The REF panel singled out our outputs as showing “particular strengths in acoustics” and said that there was “outstanding impact in acoustics for the built environment.”