Systems Developer


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (


Faculty of Engineering (

Staff Category


Reference No


Reports To

The Head of Department through, Cameron Johnstone (Academic Supervisor) and Matthew Finn (Company Supervisor)

Contract Type:

Fixed Term (24 months)

Salary Range:

Up to £25k per annum plus £4k personal development budget

Closing Date:

Tuesday, 2 August 2016



Job Advert

EMEC is the first and only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers pre-commercial wave and tidal energy converters – technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams – with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities. (

The University of Strathclyde, in partnership with the EMEC, seek to appoint an ocean energy "Systems Developer" (KTP Associate). This position forms part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which is supported by Innovate UK. KTP is a three-way project between a graduate, a business and a university. Graduates are recruited to manage strategic projects within a business, whilst being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor. Founded in 1975, KTP is one of Europe’s largest graduate recruitment programmes (see As part of the KTP, the Associate benefits from management training, a budget of £4,000 for personal development and the potential for a higher degree.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde but will spend most of their working time at the company's premises in Orkney with frequent trips to Glasgow. For more information on Orkney please see

The main objective of this position will be the development of processes and tools which form an integrated evaluation and development pathway for wave & tidal companies, contributing to technical and commercial de-risking of technology development and ensuring a more efficient and focused route to market.

To be considered for the role you will have a minimum of 2:1 Honours Degree in an Engineering, Maths or Physical Science related discipline. Experience of engineering analysis tools, system performance analysis, marine renewable energy technologies and project management is advantageous. Engaging with a variety of stakeholders from academia and industry you will also be an excellent communicator with good presentation and reporting skills.

Further information can be found on our website (  Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Cameron Johnstone ( / 0141 548 3788) or Matthew Finn ( / 01856 852060).

Formal interviews for this post will be held on the 23rd of August.

To apply go to and search for reference 42077.

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