Research and Development Engineer - KTP Associate

£32,000 - £36,000

Nuneaton, Warwickshire - 24 months

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Job description

This KTP is a 24 month project between Loughborough University and Horiba-Mira Ltd. KTPs aim to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.
The KTP Associate will:
• Conduct a range of testing and performance evaluations
• Implement dynamic characterisation methods in MIRA’s test cells
• Liaise with academic and industrial partners to deliver positive outcomes for all stakeholders
• Apply machine learning methods to complex engineering problems
• Assist with the development of marketing materials for the launch of the product
• Produce reports to senior management team
• Provide training materials/workshops to Horiba-Mira staff as necessary
• Contribute to academic research papers
• Liaise with software developers to contribute to the production of commercial software
Please note the successful candidate will be expected to sign a Horiba-Mira confidentiality agreement, before working on site.

Project description

Vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, connected and diverse; while also facing ever more scrutiny from legislation. This is leading to spiralling development costs and lead times for manufacturers. Independent studies estimate that advanced methods to reduce prototyping and testing could save each vehicle development programme a significant amount of money. Horiba-Mira’s customers seek solutions that reduce testing and increase front-loading through virtual testing, reducing both cost and time-to-market.

About the business

Horiba-Mira is a global provider of engineering, research and test services to the automotive sector. We have over 70 years’ experience at the forefront of vehicle engineering and technology. Horiba-Mira’s primary services are automotive test and certification, which is provided to many of the world’s leading automotive OEMs. Services cover vehicle testing on our proving grounds, totalling 100km, and lab testing facilities for both vehicle and component testing.

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R&D Engineer

Postgraduate degree in automotive engineering or a related field (e.g. mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, general engineering)

21 December 2020

8 February 2021

8 February 2021

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This KTP is a 24 month project between Loughborough University and Horiba-Mira Ltd. KTPs aim to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.
The KTP Associate will:
• Conduct a range of testing and performance evaluations
• Implement dynamic characterisation methods in MIRA’s test cells
• Liaise with academic and industrial partners to deliver positive outcomes for all stakeholders
• Apply machine learning methods to complex engineering problems
• Assist with the development of marketing materials for the launch of the product
• Produce reports to senior management team
• Provide training materials/workshops to Horiba-Mira staff as necessary
• Contribute to academic research papers
• Liaise with software developers to contribute to the production of commercial software
Please note the successful candidate will be expected to sign a Horiba-Mira confidentiality agreement, before working on site.