Robotics Engineer (KTP Associate)

  • Job Reference: A6402 AB Precision
  • Date Posted: 13 February 2019
  • Recruiter: University of Plymouth
  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £4,000 personal development budget
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications, Manufacturing Operations, Science & Technology, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Robotics Engineer to work on an innovative collaboration between AB Precision (Poole) Limited and University of Plymouth.

A unique opportunity for a recently qualified Robotics Engineer to work on a joint project under Knowledge Transfer Partnership, between AB Precision (Poole) Limited and the University of Plymouth.  The key objective of this role is to develop enhanced automation, mobile navigation and situational awareness for remotely operated vehicles for the Defence, Security, Emergency Services and Nuclear markets.

A Masters level qualification in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics or related field is essential. A PhD that expands knowledge in a discipline related to Mobile Robotics and Artificial Intelligence or allied disciplines is highly desirable.  You must be eligible and willing to gain full security clearance to the level of SC for this position.

You will be highly numerate with well-developed analytical skills, be methodical and tenacious with a proven ability to lead a project from the technical perspective.  You will need to be thorough with good attention to detail and have good communication skills to convey technical concepts to a non-technical audience and talk to customers and share information.  You will have the ability to work within standards and regulatory systems, be a team player and be good at collaborative working.

The Company:

AB Precision (ABP) delivers innovative engineering solutions to meet the needs of global specialist markets. Their highly specialised team provides a wide range of quality products and services in the design, manufacture and support of electro mechanical equipment. Their combined in-house expertise in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Defence Equipment design and support puts their technologies in continuous use around the world.

This position will be based on Poole, Dorset.

The University has embedded sustainability across its operations, and is the overall best performing university in the People & Planet Green League.  It is the first modern university to found a medical and dental school – the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry - and is the leading provider of Higher Education in Cornwall.

You will be working collaboratively under the support of a team of Academics including Dr Mario Gianni, Dr Sanjay Sharma and Dr Asiya Khan.

For further information please contact Dave Marshall – or Mario Gianni -

Further information about the school and its courses is available at: with details of our research centre available at:

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 2 years due to funding.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

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