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Manufacturing Technology Centre
Location: Coventry
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
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: Senior Research Engineer in Data & Information Systems

Grade: Senior Research Engineer

Duration of Contract: Permanent

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

Reporting To: Nandini Chakravorti Job Purpose: To develop and run projects in the Data & Information Systems research area To act as a technical consultant for projects across the MTC

To support the development of projects across the
Duties & Responsibilities: For the Data and Information Systems: To undertake innovative research work focused primarily on the Manufacturing Capability Readiness Levels (MCRLs) 4- 6;

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To support the requirements engineering phase
and ensure that the industrial requirements are
appropriately translated to the technical delivery
To develop proposals for individual research
projects to meet clients' needs in full;
To ensure that research work is undertaken to
meet or exceed the customers' quality
expectations and to project manage it within the
budgets and timescales allocated to each project;
To promote MTC capabilities through publications
in International Journals and presentations at
prestigious conferences, to Professional Bodies
and Specialist Interest Groups with due
consideration of confidentiality requirements
associated with particular areas of research /
Independent supply of project's technical
Technical leadership of project and work package
portfolio >£250K and of strategic initiatives;
Project management of project and/or work
package portfolio >£250K and strategic initiatives;
Customer and partner liaison in large collaborative
projects to ensure requirements capture, project
delivery, overall project direction;
Lead engagement with new customers and win
new business;
To provide technical advice and troubleshooting
support to all MTC and seconded staff working in
the area;
To provide advice and information to the Chief
Engineer of Digital Engineering and the
Technology Manager {Data & Information Systems) on the development
of MTC's resources (staff, equipment and
building) to meet the forward technology plan; To engage in training programmes consistent with
your needs and aspirations and those of the MTC.

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Candidate Specification: At least 5 or more years' recent and substantial
work experience on relevant manufacturing
systems in industrial manufacturing or R&D
Industrial experience of enterprise system
deployments (i.e. MES, MRP, ERP, SCADA etc.);
Knowledge of the manufacturing sector and deep
understanding of manufacturing systems and
Knowledge of Business Process Modelling (BPMN), Object Oriented Modelling, Unified Process (UML2);
Experience using SQL for data extraction and
management (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL);
Experience and expert knowledge of at least one
of the high level programming languages (Java, CIC++ or C#);
Knowledge of enterprise architectures and
modelling; Excellent research skills; Excellent report writing skills;
Excellent presentation skills. Key Deliverables: The post holder will be responsible for delivering
projects related to manufacturing enterprise
systems, analysis systems and software

Specific project objectives will be provided by the
Technology Manager once the candidate is in post.

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Person Specification

Essential Desirable
Competencies / Behaviours Excellent communication Project management skills (especially with non-

technical audiences) Experience in external customer engagement 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

Knowledge of Industry 4.0

Demonstrable commercial
awareness within the
manufacturing industries.
Technical Skills and Knowledge of Industry 4.0 Experience in data Knowledge concepts modelling and exchange in manufacturing domain e.g. Knowledge of ISA 95 – OPC-UA, B2MML (1) Manufacturing Enterprise System Standards Experience in BIM and CDE Data Platforms Industrial experience of:
Architecture: Control System
design Architecture / Control
Reports / MES / PLC /

Knowledge of relevant
health and safety and
environmental issues

Demonstrable software
development skills using
Java / C#/C++/python.
Experience of SQL.
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Knowledge of enterprise
architectures and modelling
General Skills / Attributes Demonstrable Ability to transfer commercial awareness knowledge to others within the
Ability to translate
complex industrial
requirements to technical
delivery team;
Excellent written and oral
communication skills. Can
demonstrate the ability to
communicate technical
data to non-technical
Self-motivated with
ability to meet
Ability to work
independently and as part
of a team;
Ability to provide
technical leadership in
a team;
Excellent interpersonal
and organisational
Excellent IT skills. Experience Usually 5 or more years’ Experience of
recent and substantial supervising in industry;
work experience on
relevant manufacturing Understanding of the
systems in industrial data systems used
manufacturing or R&D within the construction
environments; sector;

Industrial experience of Knowledge of
enterprise system funding
deployments or bespoke opportunities for
developments (i.e. MES, MTC;
MRP, ERP, SCADA etc.);
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Knowledge of the Demonstrable commercial
manufacturing sector and skills and acumen
deep understanding of including experience of
manufacturing systems and proposing, costing, pricing
technologies; and winning R+D project
work from industrial
Experience of working in a organisations in a
high quality academic competitive environment;
research or industrial R&D
environment, including A record of having
experience at post- doctoral secured research funding
(or equivalent) level ; from Government
Substantial experience of
having produced and Experience of strategic
reviewed technical reports planning in a high quality
and I or academic research or
guidance materials on industrial R&D
enqineerinq or science environment.
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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