1x Project Engineer (Battery test standards and quality management processes)
1x Project Engineer (Battery testing & characterisation)
Full time, Fixed Term Contract until 31st October 2022
Within WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre – one of Europe’s largest battery research centres – the battery testing and characterisation research group specialises in multidisciplinary research into techniques that deliver a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the behaviour of energy storage technologies. Our research covers all aspects of energy system development from materials, individual cells, through to complete battery packs. The group has an exciting opportunity for a creative, ambitious and flexible person looking to join the rapidly evolving area of battery research.
The successful candidate will possess a good track record gained through either an industrial or academic career, in the following areas: electrochemical engineering, energy storage systems, testing and characterisation techniques, and collaborative working within multidisciplinary projects. It is important that candidates have good experience or a deep interest in the fields of energy storage, electric vehicles, renewable energy and low carbon technologies and are able to evidence their capability in a subset of the following areas:
- Knowledge of electrochemical energy storage systems, such as Lithium-ion, Sodium-ion, Lithium-Sulphur or super-capacitors
- Knowledge of electro-chemical energy storage characterisation techniques.
- Familiar with a range of battery cycling equipment and battery testing protocols (including high voltage) for characterising cell performance, degradation and ageing
- Electrical engineering, electronics, instrumentation, sensors
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.
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 also holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises 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.
You will be employed to work on the HVM Catapult funded Battery Testing and Characterisation project in collaboration with industry and academic partners to deliver research and development activities in the field of electrochemical energy storage testing and characterisation.
- To carry out defined programs of work to support collaborative research projects with our industry partners on battery testing and characterisation.
- To advance knowledge of battery testing and characterisation techniques such as for battery safety testing.
- To ensure that work package deliverables and milestones are delivered on time.
1. To carry out defined programs of work from various stakeholders in support of the HVM Catapult Battery Testing and Characterisation research group activities and objectives.
2. To provide a professional interface to our customers and stakeholders including industrial partners, academics, students and visitors.
3. To record and track project deliverables to ensure timely delivery of the project and research outputs to meet customer expectations.
4. To assist in the design, and validation of new test and characterisation methods to investigate the behaviour of electrochemical energy storage devices.
5. To share information with colleagues and produce specialist technical recommendations, practical tools and advice to other team members, project partners, academics and students.
6. To identify, operate and install suitable equipment to support the project objectives. Carrying out suitable tests to evaluate the equipment performance effect on product to push forward the boundaries of current knowledge in each topic area.
7. To ensure all relevant Health and Safety processes and policies are implemented and adhered to.
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 manage research aspects of the project including contributing to academic publications, technical reports and other presentations and dissemination methods