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Research and Innovation Engineer 38316

  • Location: Warwick
  • Salary: £26.69 - 26.69 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 16 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Product design and development
  • Contact: Rachel Meacham
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446112
  • Duration: contract
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 23 August 2022
  • Job Ref: 62328

Ref: 38316

Title: Research and Innovation Engineer

Division: Vehicle Engineering

Contract Position based at: University of Warwick

Rate: - up to £26.69/hr Ltd umbrella

Position Description:

Research and Innovation Engineer required to work as part of a busy team in the hub in advanced research.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Development of Proof-of-Concept technologies with support from key suppliers
  • Testing of prototypes and development of methodologies to support improved vehicle efficiency
  • Provide technical support on projects when handing over Application Ready projects to mainstream engineering
  • Experience in a Materials Research or Materials Engineering role in automotive engineer environment with experience of working with Suppliers, Universities and Research partners
  • Proven ability of managing internal and external stakeholders to deliver objectives
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse technical and academic papers to influence technical strategy
  • Knowledge of materials production processes and typical applications of these to the Automotive environment
  • Strong networking skills with ability to resolve key technical issues within a team environment
  • Proficient ability to write reports and communicate to technical and non-technical audience
  • A passion for inventing things
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand complex technical problems


  • A working knowledge of product development processes, such as those used at Jaguar Land Rover
  • Experience of Technology Creation Development System or equivalent research delivery process
  • Experience of University, UK and EU funding applications
  • Knowledge of Climate Systems testing Working knowledge of sustainability tools inc. LCA.
  • Good level of knowledge on whole vehicle, Interior, Exterior and Chassis systems

Personal Profile

  • An individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable.
  • An effective team player, actively develops and supports team members
  • An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning
  • A resilient and enthusiastic individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas


Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred

Additional Information:


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