KTP Associate - Net Zero Specialist

  • Job Reference: 00003493-1
  • Date Posted: 26 May 2023
  • Recruiter: University of Plymouth
  • Location: Somerset
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000 to £32,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £4,000 personal development budget)
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual to work on an innovative collaboration between SWMAS (South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) Limited and the University of Plymouth.  This position will be based near Bridgwater, Somerset (Hybrid working model).

The Role:

This is a very interesting and challenging role for a qualified scientist to work on a joint project under Knowledge Transfer Partnership, between SWMAS and the University of Plymouth.  The key objective of this role is review evidence and develop best practice to optimise a new Scope 3 assessment tool that will enable the value chain for manufacturing and other sectors to greatly reduce emissions to achieve 2050 Net Zero targets.  This will prepare the way for adoption of Life Cycle Assessment in the longer term.

The Candidate:

You will have:

Essential criteria that must be met.

  • A good first degree with a minimum 2.1 (Hons) in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science, Engineering, Business or similar. (Please specify grade).
  • A post graduate qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of project management that will lead a company to successfully achieve a set objective.
  • Excellent communication skills to span all areas in the business and liaise with regulatory bodies and customers.

Desirable criteria that would be advantageous:

  • Practical experience of developing and implementing low carbon strategies to deliver sustainable Net Zero policies.
  • Familiarity in a topic related to Sustainable Manufacture, Net Zero, ESG, Life Cycle Assessment and Low Carbon Strategies,
  • Experience of working in industry is desirable and specifically within the engineering or manufacturing sector.
  • Experience in research and reviewing data to establish trends and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Experience of developing training materials and scientific data sheets, and an ability to train others in the methods you have developed.
  • Familiarity with using low code software applications to develop tools.
  • Have the ability to work within existing QA systems.

You will be highly numerate with well-developed problem-solving skills. You will need a proven ability to lead a project from the scientific/engineering perspective.  An interest and enthusiasm in implementing environmental strategies, techniques and technologies is desirable and you will be a confident and outgoing team member who enjoys working in different environments.

The Company:

SWMAS are a team of manufacturing and business development experts with a mission to help transform south west manufacturers into world class businesses.  Their unique connections, knowledge, and expertise are used in partnership with ambitious manufacturers to help them improve their productivity, develop their capabilities, enter new markets, and become leaders in their fields.  They provide support to some of the world’s leading manufacturers as well as to many smaller manufacturers, and have built long-standing relationships with many of these companies.

University of Plymouth:

The University of Plymouth continues to succeed internationally and globally with our alumni present in over 100 countries contributing to economies and cultures through their chosen careers, while our research has global impact which influences policy, contributes to economic and cultural prosperity and transforms lives. The university’s origins are rooted in exploration and discovery and today plays a key role in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of Plymouth. You will be working with Professor John Summerscales, a very experienced engineer and Chartered Environmentalist and Dr Stephen Childe an Associate Professor in Operations Management.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP):

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.  High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects whilst being supported by a dedicated University.   

  • Accelerate your career
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Receive practical and formal management training and development
  • Mentoring support from the university and company
  • Experience of managing an innovative project
  • On site experience with industrial partners
  • Opportunity for a professional qualification
  • Possibility of continuing employment with the company

For more information visit: www.ktponline.org.uk.

There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact David Marshall by email at david.marshall@plymouth.ac.uk

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 24th July 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for a period of 24 months, due to Funding.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benfits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth’s strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth’s HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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