Technical Specialist - Modelling & Simulation (Ref: 913133)
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Reference: 913133 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Engineering

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: Up to £70,000

Type: Permanent

Published date: Monday 07 August 2023

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Technical Specialist - Modelling & Simulation

We are looking for a Technical Specialist to join our Modelling and Simulation Team based in Coventry.

As a Technical Specialist, your role is primarily focused on the independent expert technical delivery of projects and large programmes of work and leadership in the development of project related activities across the MTC, working across various technology departments and industrial sectors.

You will be expected to lead project technical deliverables, taking ownership to ensure work meets or exceeds agreed customer requirements, and is delivered within agreed budgets and timescales. Where delegated, to act as Technical Governance lead for project deliverables.

You will undertake innovative Engineering research work in your field of expertise and across a broader MTC technology area, focused primarily on technology/manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) 3+, and able to demonstrate industrial project delivery.

You will support Senior Managers with a proactive approach in the identification, technical specification, and delivery of new and novel technology capability into the MTC, customers, or industrial members premises.

You will require involvement in all aspects of the project delivery, taking overall ownership and ensuring compliance with all relevant standards, technical support of commissioning, management of project budget and deliverables.

Where required, the role may take additional responsibility to support the leadership, and carrying out of, a specific functional role within a Technology function or large program of work within the MTC’s Technology Group or Industrial Sectors.

You may be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in the management teams within the Technology Group and Industrial Sectors to deliver the corporate objectives of the MTC and ensure alignment and effective delivery of functional and business unit strategies.

Where applicable, you will work with colleagues in the functional roles to deliver the corporate objectives of the MTC and ensure alignment and effective delivery of functional strategies.

You will be required to collaborate closely with colleagues in the same management team to deliver the objectives of the business unit or large project. This requires an ability to influence people outside your line management in order to drive the best result for the MTC holistically and not just for a small element of the company.

The role offers the opportunity to work with senior managers to deliver the corporate objectives of MTC and to lead, or contribute to, specific business initiatives or continuous improvement activities.

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Is a degree-calibre engineer, technologist, scientist or mathematician. An educational background, or suitable experience in operational research, business, industrial, logistics, manufacturing, mathematics, statistics, physics, computational science or engineering is preferred.
  • Must have strong logical reasoning and analytical skills.
  • You will be able to think, plan and execute strategically.
  • Adept at using Microsoft toolset: Word, PowerPoint & Excel.

You will have a range of team leadership skills along with expert knowledge and experience relating directly to the delivery of this Technology Specialist role.

You will demonstrate at least 7 years of experience leading simulation, modelling and analytical studies, including one or more of:

  • Discrete Event Simulation;
  • System Dynamics;
  • Agent Based Modelling;
  • Mathematical and Statistical Modelling;
  • Spreadsheet Modelling;
  • Cost Modelling and Estimation;
  • Mathematical Programming and Optimisation (linear/non-linear optimisation, constraint programming, heuristic optimisation);
  • Kinematic modelling, virtual build simulation / virtual validation and commissioning, 3D modelling;
  • Digital integration such as multi-methods or augmented intelligence.

In addition to you specialist field, you will have a strong understanding of the breadth of Digital Engineering technologies and their respective manufacturing industrial application.

You will have an in depth understanding / appreciation of the challenges in the adoption of digital technologies in respect to modelling and simulation. Expertise in one or more technologies that contributes towards delivery of Digital Engineering’s strategic vision of: virtual manufacturing validation, digitally assisted design, model-based adaptive manufacturing, assisted-human manufacturing, supply chain solutions and circular economy. Demonstrable application of these technologies in a manufacturing business and how they will drive advances in manufacturing and resultant return on investment.

It is desirable for you to have previous experience of team leadership and line management and are comfortable with taking on such a role within the department structure. This is to include areas of performance management, people development, conflict management and resolution. You will be expected to work closely with the Resource Management function to enable efficient deployment of your reports across the department portfolio. You will be expected to instil the right professional behaviours and ensure the business culture is followed, acting as a prominent role model.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is an internationally renowned and  respected research and development organisation, bridging the gap between academia and manufacturing, and is home to some of the brightest minds in engineering from around the globe.

The MTC's engineers, scientists and technicians work with some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world in a supportive and collegiate environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, helping manufacturers of all sizes develop new and innovative processes and technologies.

Established to prove cutting edge manufacturing advances in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions, the MTC works with hundreds of industrial clients across a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, rail, informatics, food and drink, infrastructure, construction and civil engineering, electronics, oil and gas and defence. The MTC helps businesses thrive by advancing their technological and engineering capabilities to improve their business efficiency, capability and competitiveness.

Supported by one of the largest public sector investments in UK Manufacturing, the MTC's engineering capabilities cover research and development, advanced manufacturing management, factory design and training for the skills of the future.

The MTC has world-class facilities in Coventry, Liverpool and Oxford, and is part of the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained alongside a level of security clearance checks.

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