Design & Development Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of the West of Scotland / Touch-less Hygiene UK Ltd (t/a Sanondaf)
Location: Coatbridge
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum, plus £4,000 personal development budget
Closing Date: 28th February 2019

School of Computing Engineering and Physical Sciences
Design & Development Engineer - KTP Associate
Based in Coatbridge with occasional travel to Paisley
Req No: REQ000700
Salary Up to £30,000 per annum, plus £4,000 personal development budget (A higher salary will be considered for candidates with a PhD)

  • 24 month fixed term post with potential for permanent employment;
  • Opportunity to register free of charge for a Higher Degree (MPhil/PhD)
  • Chartered Management Institute (level 5) training in Management;
  • Apply your degree and lead your own project in a business;
  • Work with senior company management to realise benefits to the
  • business

An exciting opportunity for a Design & Development Engineer has become available to work full time on a 24 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).  The aim of the project is to embed engineering and microbiology expertise to facilitate the design, development, testing and launch of the next generation of microbial disinfection and electrostatic spraying and fogging decontamination technology at Touch-less Hygiene UK Ltd, trading as Sanondaf.  Sanondaf, the brand, was established in the UK in 2014, following research into the most effective products and methods of application to prevent infection and cross contamination.  They specialise in advanced disinfection and decontamination services to help eradicate microorganisms and infections that can cause health issues in everyday life for people and animals. 

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About KTP:

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK.  It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position.  Please visit:

or contact Stuart McKay(

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Educated to a minimum of BEng (Hons), minimum 2.1, in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.

Application requirements:

Knowledge and/or experience is required in the following:

  • Experienced in mechanical design including product design and development, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), project management, 3D modelling, experimental testing of mechanical designs and a willingness to explore aspects of microbial disinfection and decontamination technology.  

Essential skills we require as a minimum:

  • Expected to have good mechanical and product design knowledge and understanding
  • Skilled in the techniques of mechanical design and product development.
  • Understanding of experimental design, design for manufacture and product selection.
  • Understanding of computational techniques related to the design of fluid systems.
  • Well-developed project management and research organisational skills
  • Skilled in analytical techniques for design of fluid systems.

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If you have questions about this vacancy contact: Tony Leslie or Adel Abdel-Wahab

Closing date:  28th February 2019
Interviews to be held:   Touchless Hygiene, Coatbridge on 15th March 2019.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520

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