Digital Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in Industrialised Construction (KTP Associate)

£40,000 - £40,000

Cramlington, Northumberland - 2 Years (Fixed Term)

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Job description

Merit Holdings Ltd. and Newcastle University are offering an exciting opportunity to implement a new solution for advancing the digitalisation and automation of the design processes and their interfaces with manufacturing and other business functions.

Based at Merit Holdings Ltd, Cramlington, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project. You will lead on the implementation of this project transforming Merit’s industrialised construction approach through smart digitalisation and automation of design and manufacturing processes using knowledge-based engineering and DfMA methods. You will be supported by an interdisciplinary team from Newcastle University, led by Prof Mohamad Kassem, with expertise in digital construction, construction informatics, software engineering, robotics, and control. You will have also support from a Senior Company Supervisor. You will also interface at a later stage in the project and work with another KTP Associate specialised in Industrial Automation.

You will capture up-to-date domain knowledge about existing digital DfMA using a knowledge-based engineering methodology and develop ways for automating and integrating such processes with procurement/estimation and production/manufacturing processes. You will have access to some of the most advanced digital design and planning tools within the industry.

Project description

The KTP aim is to advance the digital Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) processes by automating the design processes and integrating them with procurement processes and the downstream manufacturing and assembly processes.

About the business

Merit is one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists for technically complex and low-carbon emission buildings, and excels in providing high-quality facilities for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors. Leveraging the Industrialised Construction (IC) approach, Merit has demonstrated its capability to reduce the on-site construction activities and time while improving the overall productivity and profitability for clients.

Digital Design

Engineering

MSc or PhD in Design / Computational Design, Architectural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related discipline.

21 March 2024

18 April 2024

3 June 2024

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Merit Holdings Ltd. and Newcastle University are offering an exciting opportunity to implement a new solution for advancing the digitalisation and automation of the design processes and their interfaces with manufacturing and other business functions.

Based at Merit Holdings Ltd, Cramlington, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project. You will lead on the implementation of this project transforming Merit’s industrialised construction approach through smart digitalisation and automation of design and manufacturing processes using knowledge-based engineering and DfMA methods. You will be supported by an interdisciplinary team from Newcastle University, led by Prof Mohamad Kassem, with expertise in digital construction, construction informatics, software engineering, robotics, and control. You will have also support from a Senior Company Supervisor. You will also interface at a later stage in the project and work with another KTP Associate specialised in Industrial Automation.

You will capture up-to-date domain knowledge about existing digital DfMA using a knowledge-based engineering methodology and develop ways for automating and integrating such processes with procurement/estimation and production/manufacturing processes. You will have access to some of the most advanced digital design and planning tools within the industry.