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8 months ago
Manufacturing Technology Centre
Location: Coventry
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Systems Engineering Jobs
Job Description

The Job Description Form should be used for all roles within The
Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). This form should be
completed by Head of the Department or Human Resources. A
Recruitment Authorisation Form must also be attached.

Job Title: Advanced Research Engineer – IIoT Systems Engineer

Grade: ARE

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Department/Theme: Intelligent Automation
Location: The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd., Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU.

Reporting To: Controls and Connectivity Technology Manager Job Purpose: • The main purpose of this role is to support the development and adoption of Industrial Internet of Things technology through development of technology and service ecosystems, capture of end user requirements, engagement with

technology adoption programs, creative problem
solving, IIoT systems architecting and
deployment. • The post holder is expected to contribute to
Intelligent Automation/Digital
Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 related projects and
strategy. • The post holder is expected to strongly support
leadership activities in MTC’s office in Liverpool
relevant to the IIoT technology area. • The post holder is expected to manage their
own projects, support project management by
the creation and maintenance of project plans,
status reports, and conduct risk reviews in line
with MTC’s best practices.

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Duties & Responsibilities: • Largely independent supply of project’s technical deliverables • Provide technical and sub-team leadership to others in areas of expertise; • Technical leadership and management of project and/or work package portfolio >£100K; • Lead project proposal and business case writing for small and medium projects; • Lead technical liaison with customer during project delivery; • Lead engagement with new existing customers
to win repeat business; • Lead engagement with technology and service
partners to build relevant technology
ecosystems; • Generation of new project ideas in alignment
with the theme's strategy; • Own career development through mentoring,
coaching and training courses; • Provide technical support to less experienced
Other: • Good knowledge and demonstrable experience in applied IoT technologies in an industrial (or
relevant) environment; • Good level of awareness and desirable
experience in intelligent automation and/or
digital manufacturing technologies and
requirements; • Experience with high level programming
languages such as Java, C#, and C++; • Excellent research skills; • Excellent report writing skills; • Excellent presentation skills; • Relevant degree; Masters, PhD or industrial
experience is desirable; • Chartered or working towards professional
qualification is desirable; • Demonstrable project management skills; • Experience in external customer and partner
engagement is desirable.
Key Deliverables: • The post holder will be responsible for delivering
projects related to digital manufacturing and
intelligent automation, incorporating IoT
technologies for mid to high technology
readiness (TRL4-7) applications. • Specific project objectives will be provided by
the Technology Manager once the candidate is
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Person Specification

Essential Desirable

Competencies / • Excellent communication Behaviours skills (especially with non- technical audiences);
• Proactive attitude at

problem solving and
developing new
opportunities. • Self-motivated with the
ability to meet deadlines
and work autonomously; • Ability to work
independently and as part
of a team; • Excellent interpersonal and
organisational skills; • Capability and willingness
to develop new relevant
skills for industrial
intelligent automation; • Willingness to contribute to
the development of sound
concepts and solutions for
intelligent automation and
Technical Skills and • Demonstrable creative • Experience in Knowledge problem solving, solution developing embedded concept generation and software;
IIoT systems engineering • Knowledge on 5G
and deployment; technology; • Excellent programming • Knowledge on
skills (C++, C#, Java); connectivity network • Good level of experience architecture
in protocol development optimisation and
and/or implementation; stability testing; • Demonstrable experience • Knowledge on cyber-
designing and deploying security of industrial
IoT/M2M connectivity systems;
systems, ideally in an • Knowledge and
industrial environment; experience with • Demonstrable experience industrial sensing
in interfacing technologies.
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control devices with
wireless and wired network
systems; • Broad knowledge on
IoT/M2M technologies, i.e.
IoT gateways, modular
computing, sensor
retrofitting, etc.; • Experience with IoT/M2M
protocols and
interoperability models; • Solid knowledge on
infrastructures, network
technologies; • Experience using IoT
sensing technologies; • Experience at specifying
control and information
network infrastructures; • Knowledge on reference
industrial automation and
I4.0 architectural models
. General Skills / Attributes • Commercial awareness on manufacturing industries; • Good understanding of the
manufacturing sector and
relevant technologies; • Excellent ability to capture
user requirements and
define test cases; • Excellent research skills; • Excellent technical and
non-technical writing skills; • Excellent oral
communication and
presentation skills; • Ability to lead and manage
own and collaborative R&D
and commercial projects
(>£100k); • Ability to generate and
advance project ideas and
strategic initiatives in line
with the theme’s strategy; • Willingness and ability to
travel (valid licence for
driving in the UK or other
suitable arrangements for
personal business travel); 880 JD ARE Controls and Connectivity – IIoT Systems Engineer

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• Ability and desire to
transfer knowledge and
expertise to others; • Demonstrable leadership
skills; • Excellent ability to engage
with external customers
and suppliers.
Experience • Work experience and • Manufacturing proven career progression industrial experience.
in relevant industrial or • Experience in
R&D environments; engaging external • Experience working in customer and
R&D or project-based suppliers.
environments. • Experience in

proposal writing and
winning R&D funding
and/or customer

The candidate is expected to: Other • Contribute to the theme business and technology
strategy; • Adhere to MTC’s Health
and Safety policies in full; • Adopt the MTC’s RIGHT
practices in the work place.

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