Technical Engineer - KTP Associate

£27,000 - £30,000

Astley, Greater Manchester - 27 months

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Job description

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.

VIP is an independent regional engineering distributor, supplying the plumbing, building services and process industries. VIP has seen steady growth since its inception in 1985, evolving from a one-man operation to a £4m turnover business. Having invested heavily into sourcing own-brand products, VIP are now focusing on accelerating their national coverage through acquisition and growth.

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.

Project description

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.

About the business

Engineering, Pluming and Construction supplies

Engineers merchants

Engineering IT

Minimum of 2:1 BEng or BSc in Engineering, building services or related discipline

13 January 2023

12 February 2023

3 April 2023

Opportunity 1304


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.

VIP is an independent regional engineering distributor, supplying the plumbing, building services and process industries. VIP has seen steady growth since its inception in 1985, evolving from a one-man operation to a £4m turnover business. Having invested heavily into sourcing own-brand products, VIP are now focusing on accelerating their national coverage through acquisition and growth.

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.