Project Engineer (Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Test Engineer) – Coventry – University of Warwick

Posted 1 year ago
Vacancy Type/Job category
Management & Professional
£30,395 – £39,609 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Vacancy Overview
3 x Fixed Term Contract Positions Available

1 x Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2020
1 x Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2020
1 x Fixed Term Contract until 31 December 2019

WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick, one of the world’s leading research and education groups with state of the art technologies. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer or Research Fellow to significantly expand their research and technical skills within the strategically important areas of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) testing. (Please note that this advert is for the Project Engineer position. If you feel your application is more suitable for the Research Fellow, please apply through the relevant live advert).

You will need to be able to evidence your capability in the area of systems engineering, controls engineering, safety analysis methods and coding skills. Experience with using various vehicle simulation packages like IPG CarMaker, PreScan or other driving simulation packages will be an added advantage.

Proven research experience will be required along with your well-developed communication and collaboration skills to assist working independently and as part of a team. The ability to be flexible with your work will be an important part of the role. You will also be responsible for project delivery and providing regular updates to project partners and WMG Intelligent Vehicles’ leadership team.

You will be employed to work on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles research project funded by Innovate UK in collaboration with industry and academic partners. This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate strong research leadership and to have the opportunity to develop your own professional network through interaction with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers & engineers, as well as industrial partners during the life of the project.

In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

If you require any further information regarding this role, please contact Siddartha Khastgir (

Job Description

You will be employed to work on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles research project funded by Innovate UK in collaboration with industry and academic partners. You will assist the Principal Investigator and Project Collaborators in the successful execution of the project.


1. To carry out research in the research area of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles with a focus on systems engineering and safety analysis

2. To create test scenarios using a novel systems engineering method developed at WMG and contribute to UK’s national test scenario catalogue based on project outputs.

3. To serve as the Test Manager for the industrial project, advising the autonomous vehicle manufacturer about the selection of test cases for simulation and real-world testing

4. To develop a novel test validation target criterion

5. To liaise with multiple project partners to gather data and share results

6. To share information with colleagues and produce recommendations.

7. To manage research aspects of the project including contributing to academic publications, technical reports and other presentations and dissemination methods

8. To assist with the development and delivery of teaching and training materials to disseminate the research findings in a format that will encourage successful implementation.

9. To identify, operate and install suitable equipment to support the project objectives.

10. To record and track the delivery of deliverables during research & identify routes for achievement of targets.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
A good honours degree in a relevant subject (a)
Essential Criteria 2
A willingness to carry out experimental work (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 3
A good understanding of technologies/experience in one or more of the following areas; Systems Engineering; Controls Engineering; Safety Analysis; Coding Skills (a), (c), (d)
Essential Criteria 4
Experience with applying systems engineering approaches to commercial or research projects (a), (c), (d)
Essential Criteria 5
Experience in safety analysis or test specification for control systems (a), (c), (d)
Essential Criteria 6
Experience of industrial R&D and first implementation in ‘real world’ environment (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 7
Project planning and reporting skills (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 8
Experience of making recommendations for process improvements (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 9
Ability to deliver rapid, commercially focused results, with well honed-problem solving skills (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 10
Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills (a), (c), (d)
Essential Criteria 11
Good interpersonal skills, with a flexible approach to working (a), (c), (d)
Essential Criteria 12
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 13
Ability to initiate, plan, organise, implement and deliver programmes of work to tight deadlines (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 14
Competency in IT and familiarity with a computerised environment (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 15
A range of Quantitative and/or Qualitative research skills (a), (c)
Desirable Criteria 1
A doctorate level qualification in a relevant research area (a), (c)
Desirable Criteria 2
A significant level of relevant product development experience in an industrial context (a), (c), (d)
Desirable Criteria 3
Some experience in development and delivery of training material (a), (c)
Further Particulars
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Other Information
The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.
Closing Date
11 Dec 2018

Job Features

Job CategoryAutonomous, development, Electronics, engineering, Support, Technical, Testing

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