[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] KTP Associate - Robotics Engineer - AB Precision (Poole) Limited and University of Plymouth

Mario Gianni mario.gianni at plymouth.ac.uk
Wed Feb 13 07:21:28 PST 2019

Dear colleagues,

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Robotics Engineer to work on an
innovative collaboration between AB Precision (Poole) Limited and University
of Plymouth.

A unique opportunity for a recently qualified Robotics Engineer to work on a
joint project under Knowledge Transfer Partnership, between AB Precision
(Poole) Limited and the University of Plymouth.  The key objective of this
role is to develop enhanced automation, mobile navigation and situational
awareness for remotely operated vehicles for the Defence, Security,
Emergency Services and Nuclear markets.

A Masters level qualification in Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Computer Science, Robotics or related field is essential. A PhD that expands
knowledge in a discipline related to Mobile Robotics and Artificial
Intelligence or allied disciplines is highly desirable.  You must be
eligible and willing to gain full security clearance to the level of SC for
this position.

You will be highly numerate with well-developed analytical skills, be
methodical and tenacious with a proven ability to lead a project from the
technical perspective.  You will need to be thorough with good attention to
detail and have good communication skills to convey technical concepts to a
non-technical audience and talk to customers and share information.  You
will have the ability to work within standards and regulatory systems and be
a team player and be good at collaborative working.

The Company:
AB Precision (ABP) delivers innovative engineering solutions to meet the
needs of global specialist markets. Their highly specialised team provides a
wide range of quality products and services in the design, manufacture and
support of electro mechanical equipment. Their combined in-house expertise
in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Defence Equipment design and
support puts their technologies in continuous use around the world.

This position will be based on Poole, Dorset.

The University has embedded sustainability across its operations, and is the
overall best performing university in the People & Planet Green League.  It
is the first modern university to found a medical and dental school - the
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry - and is the leading provider of Higher
Education in Cornwall.

You will be working collaboratively under the support of a team of Academics
including Dr Mario Gianni, Dr Sanjay Sharma and Dr Asiya Khan. 

For further information please contact Dave Marshall (KTP Advisor) -
dmarshall at plymouth.ac.uk or Mario Gianni (Academic Leader) -
mario.gianni at plymouth.ac.uk 
Further information about the school and its courses is available at: 
www.plymouth.ac.uk/compmath with details of our research centre available
at:  www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/crns 

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis
for *2 years* due to funding.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity,
promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our
commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall
diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit,
however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently
under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes
Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

*Salary*: £30,000 to £35,000 depending upon experience -  £4,000 personal
development budget

*How to apply:*

*Application closing date: 14 March 2019*

Dr Mario Gianni 
Lecturer in Computer Science and Robotics
School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Plymouth University
B316 Portland Square
Drake Circus, Devon PL48AA, UK
+44(0)1752 586318

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