Embedded Sensors System Engineer (KTP Associate) job with Manchester Metropolitan University

Embedded Sensors System Engineer (KTP Associate) job with Manchester Metropolitan University

Embedded Sensors System Engineer (KTP Associate)


£31,000-£33,000 depending on qualifications and industrial experience  

Fixed-Term Contract          

An exciting opportunity has become available to work full time on a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop a smart sensor technology for real time monitoring of closed pipe systems for pipe freeze applications. Employed and supported by a team of academic experts from the university, you will be based at Arctic Hayes Ltd’s premises in Leeds.

Company information:

Arctic Hayes is the UK’s largest supplier of premium quality Plumbing and Heating consumables and equipment. Our Arctic Spray, Arctic Hayes, Vortex and Sleepsafe brands are widely acknowledged as best in class by plumbers, heating engineers and installers.

Based in Leeds in the UK, we are proud to work with partners and resellers across the world, from national and independent merchants to online retailers, catalogue wholesalers and local authorities. The company has a vision to significantly enhance the research and development within its products to integrate smart technology to meet the market opportunities. This will drive sales growth, enhance the reputation of the company as an innovator in the sector, improve the pipe freeze products and experience amongst their customer group in heating and plumbing market, and create new and sustained income streams based on new-to-market product innovations.

Qualification we require:

MSc / MEng in Electronic/Communication Engineering (1st or 2:1), Applied Physics, or Mechatronics (1st or 2:1) with relevant or industrial experience). Or Good Honours degree (1st or 2:1) in Electronic Engineering (with relevant or industrial experience). Higher degree is desirable.

Application requirements:

You will have knowledge of embedded systems and sensors design, communication and smart and real time connectivity, and physical science in thermofluids . Specifically covering:

  • Knowledge of embedded sensors design and systems (using embedded sensors and Microcontrollers and/or FPGA)
  • Embedded or low level programming (e.g. C, Python, VHDL).
  • High level of expertise in analogue and digital circuit design and simulation.
  • Experience working with RF and radio access technologies (including wireless standards and LPWAN technologies such as Bluetooth and LoRaWAN)
  • Knowledge of database systems, SQL and some web based programing (e.g. C and/or Java).
  • Power supply design and requirements.
  • Digital Signal Processing.

Other requirements include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the physics of fluids and thermodynamics of the freezing process.
  • Experience in developing and applying CFD codes through commercial (Ansys Fluent or COMSOL) or open source software (OpenFOAM) to model realistic engineering flow problems, and the relevant computer programming skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information to a range of diverse audiences, both orally and in writing.
  • Synthesise complex data from different sources and communicate findings via written reports and articles.
  • Work independently, manage and carry out appropriate research and respond to enquiries and requests for information from the KTP partners and relevant stakeholders.


  • £2,000 per year to spend on personal training;
  • attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration);
  • opportunity to register on a higher degree (at a reduced or no cost);
  • opportunity of a permanent position with the company; 70% of host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate at the end of the project.

Closing date: 23 July 2020

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