Faculty of Engineering – Nottingham Geospatial Institute – VERIPOS Limited, NorwichSprite 7

KTP Associate – GNSS Algorithms Engineer

Infrastructure, Geomatics & Architecture

Location:  University Park
Closing Date:  12 March 2014
Reference:  ENG045714

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious engineering graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in GNSS Algorithm Engineering.  VERIPOS provides precise navigation and positioning solutions globally, through the innovative application of technology.

This KTP project with the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Geospatial Institute, aims to further develop high accuracy satellite-based positioning for commercial applications. The position will involve assessment of GALILEO and BEIDOU capabilities, studies into observation quality and biases, observation models for multi-constellation and multi-frequency positioning, implementation and validation of algorithms in MATLAB, evaluation and implementation of multi-service constellation.

The successful candidate will be based at VERIPOS in Norwich but will spend the first three months at their Nottingham office (TERRASTAR Ltd).  You must be prepared to travel within the UK since you will also spend some time at the VERIPOS Aberdeen office as well as the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. Some overseas travel may also be required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate to work in a real world commercial environment, with the benefit of access to academic research, supervision, support and advice. A comprehensive, tailored training and development package will help to meet the professional demands of the project and your personal aspirations.

Candidates for this post should have:

  • A Masters or equivalent in Geospatial Engineering, Land and Hydrographic, Geodesy Civil Engineering, Surveying or a related science or engineering discipline.  A PhD or equivalent in Surveying, Navigation, Geodesy, Computer Science or relevant Engineering discipline would be an advantage
  • Relevant experience and understanding of surveying navigation satellite positioning
  • Software and programming skills
  • Experience of using MATLAB
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivation and energy
  • Good project management skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal with a variety of people at different levels.

Salary will be in the range of £25,000 – £27,000 per annum, depending on qualifications, skills and experience. An excellent individual training package is also available. The post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of two years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Chris Hill email: Chris.Hill@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a government funded technology transfer initiative that supports partnerships between business and universities, placing graduates on challenging, high profile projects. Further information is available at: http://www.ktponline.org.uk.

Apply online: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/ENG045714