Project Engineer (Electrode and Cell Scale-Up) (102588-3007)




£30,942 to £40,322 per annum

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 04 May 2022.

Are you ready to join a growing research group in energy storage and batteries? Do you have a strong background in chemistry or process engineering with experience in inks and coatings development, and/or battery cell design and manufacture? We are looking for a Project Engineer to drive our electrode and cell scale-up production and test activities with our industrial and academic partners.

Using the resources of our Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), you will join the team working on the Battery Scale-Up line to deliver projects focused on upscaling from a low volume laboratory scale, up to high volume production. The project will deliver breakthrough knowledge for the benefit of all battery manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace and marine. Our pilot line facility is unique within the UK and will allow manufacturing and scientific challenges such as improving energy density, power density, quality, cost, functional safety, reliability and improving lifetime to be addressed for the benefit of industry.

You will have experience in developing electrode inks and coatings and/or battery cell design and manufacture, and have working knowledge of process and quality control. Experience of electrochemistry would be an advantage but not essential. You will have a high level of attention to detail with previous experience of record keeping for quality purposes and traceability. You will be experienced in planning and running production and test activities and delivering projects to time and budget. Your good and adaptable communication (oral and written) and presentation and training skills will enable you to work effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues and project partners.

In addition to this, you will possess a good honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, materials, engineering or another relevant discipline and ideally a doctorate level qualification in a relevant research field (or equivalent).

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.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications. However, please note that due to the toxicity of chemicals used within this role, it is not a suitable role for pregnant women or those that are breastfeeding. The University reserves its rights under Schedule 22 of the Equality Act 2010 to ensure the protection of women in relation to pregnancy or maternity.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click here.