Current KTP Associate Opportunities

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Audio Systems Engineer - (KTP Associate)

Opportunity ID:  966

Opportunity closing date: 15 January 2022, 23:55

Primary location:  Other KTP (only)

School or Business Unit:  Research & Knowledge Exchange

Contract type:  Full Time Fixed Term

Anticipated end date:  October 2024

Salary:  Other KTP (only)

Salary:  £37,000

Opportunity  

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Engineering 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 KP Acoustics Group Ltd (one of the leading acoustic consultancies in the UK) and the University of Salford (Acoustics Research Centre, School of Science, Engineering and Environment).

This post is a dynamic role looking to develop a highly directional, personalised sound masking system for use in office environments to improve productivity and reduce distraction.

Based in Southampton, 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. 

The vision for this KTP is to develop an innovative personalisable, bespoke and adaptable sound masking system which uses a soundscaping approach to enhance the acoustic environment, and which enables segregation of different soundscapes even in an open plan space. 

The KTP will enable KP Acoustics to meet their strategic aims to expand and diversify, whilst further developing the acoustic consultancy market.   The project will be innovative both to the business, as it integrates product design with architectural acoustic design, and also to the market, as it will develop innovative features not currently offered in sound masking system.

Skills required

Candidates should possess a degree with a minimum of a 2:1 BEng or BSc in a relevant Engineering discipline (e.g. Audio Engineering, Acoustics, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computing or Mechanical Engineering) or in Physics. A Masters level qualification although desirable is not an essential requirement when applying for this post, as the opportunity to study for a further qualification is available.

The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines within a dynamic team environment.

Technical Engineer - (KTP Associate)

Opportunity ID  1304

Opportunity closing date:  12 February 2023, 23:55

Primary location:  Other KTP (only)

School or Business Unit:  Research & Knowledge Exchange

Contract type:  Full Time Fixed Term

Anticipated end date:  July 2025

Salary:  Other KTP (only)

Salary:  £27,000 - £30,000

Opportunity  

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate from an engineering, building services, or related built environment discipline to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate.  The successful candidate will undertake a 27-month collaborative project between Valves Instruments Plus Ltd  (VIP) and the University of Salford. 

This post is a dynamic role looking to develop and embed a new ‘Digital Design Delivery’ capability and associated staff competence to transform VIP’s business from a Tier 1 product supplier to an advanced design service provider; developing the blueprint and roll-out of a new design function, which will allow greater market exploitation and business diversification for growth.

Location

Based in Astley, Greater Manchester (M27) you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the School of Science, Engineering & Environment.  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. Typically,  Associates are offered  full-time positions with the company partner on successful completion of the KTP as a permanent company employee. 

The Project

The project will embed a digital transformation of VIP from a product supplier to a ‘one-stop-shop’ design service provider. This new capability will enable VIP to engage with clients further upstream at contract tender rather than at the post tender stage; a key enabler for increasing the opportunity for specifying own-brand products within new tenders, whilst creating a new design service income stream.

Additional added benefits

The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and gain valuable experience from their commercial and academic mentors. The KTP Associate will benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £4,500 and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a postgraduate Masters or research qualification.   

Skills required

A 2.1 minimum BEng or BSc in engineering, building services, or related built environment discipline.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to register for a higher degree (fees waived) if appropriate.

Knowledge/expertise

Digital information management and delivery procurement requirements (e.g. EN BS ISO19650) and/or building services (i.e. pipe stress analysis).

The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines within a dynamic team environment.