Technical Specialist - Design and Manufacture

Coventry £ 55,000 - £ 65,000 p.a plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014338

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit the MTC has a unique opportunity for a Technical Specialist - Design and Manufacture. The role will provide leadership at team and group level to drive excellence within the team, helping us achieve our business goals and meet the needs of our internal and external stakeholders.



Benefits: The MTC leads the way with a superb suite of benefits including; private health insurance with Vitality Health, a highly competitive pension scheme, 33 days holiday (including public holidays), a fully flexible working week, hybrid working (where the nature of the role permits), income protection in the event of long term incapacity, and life insurance.



Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.



The Role    


The Technical Specialist - Design and Manufacture role is wide ranging, through your knowledge, you will provide advice and guidance to external customers, as well as internal stakeholders, on recommended strategy, opportunities and risks, as well as possible business impacts of decisions. As a Leader in the organisation, you may be required to contribute to negotiations with external parties in a constructive way, promoting MTC‘s perspective, whilst being cognisant and receptive to others‘ views. You will be able to persuade and influence both customers and colleagues of the need to adapt their approach and accept new concepts or processes, and at times be required to influence senior stakeholders in programmes on the technical direction work should follow to ensure quality of the outcome.



Duties and responsibilities include:


  • Delivering technical excellence across a portfolio of projects, providing thought leadership on the delivery of innovative technical solutions in turning maturing, promising research ideas into impactful manufacturing capability.

  • Supporting bringing work into the team, focussing on where we can deliver value to our clients, whilst meeting our growth targets and other metrics. This will involve identifying funding opportunities, whether industrial, CR&D or internal and supporting the development of proposals.

  • Contribution to technical and business strategies by developing specific technical - and multi-theme - roadmaps that define how technology based value propositions can be developed to meet the manufacturing challenges identified by the Industrial Sectors.

  • Ensuring that your colleagues receive the most appropriate technical guidance, mentorship and governance in the delivery of their project work.

  • Working closely with Technology Managers, Technical Specialists and the management teams of the Technology and Industrial Sectors, providing specialist input to the business development, product management and technology management functions.



The Person


The successful candidate for the role of The Technical Specialist - Design and Manufacture will have/be:


  • 10+ years‘ mechanical and/or manufacturing engineering experience.

  • Degree educated holding one of the following; BSc, BEng, MSc or MEng in an appropriate Mechanical Engineering based subject.

  • Expertise recognised both internally and externally within your field, probably as a chartered engineer or scientist of an appropriate institution.

  • Can demonstrate experience of appropriate engineering Validation and Substantiation of designs, and use of Engineering controls appropriate to the project to deliver to customer requirements.


  • Extensive knowledge of materials, relevant directives, regulations and standards, mechanical principles and manufacturing techniques.

  • Experienced user of CAD software packages with the ability to create design concepts and fully dimensioned drawings working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics.

  • Experience of writing and reviewing proposals, risk management and ability to accurately budget such projects.

  • An ability to ideate creative solutions to complex problems and deliver on these from concept to physical realisation, both for clients and within the business.

  • Demonstrable experience of identifying team and group level risks and identifying strategies to resolve them.

  • Own personal time management, balancing the needs of the team and wider business with that of current projects, acting as a role model to the team.

  • Good decision-making capability, demonstrating diligent agility in managing concurrent tasks effectively.



Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.

To apply for the position of The Technical Specialist - Design and Manufacture forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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