Engineer (Digital Transformation) x2 (108734-0224)

University of Warwick Campus, Coventry
Fixed Term, Full Time
FTC until 31st March 2025
£29,605 - £32,982 per annum, pro rata

Do you have skills and expertise to help manufacturers with their digital transformation journey? We are looking for 2 x Engineers to join the team!


In this role you will help SME manufacturing clients solve their most pressing problems using the latest digital tools and Industry 4.0 technologies. You will have the opportunity to work with external technology providers and experts within the University.


Specifically, the role involves:  


  • Working with the team to understand client’s challenges, identify cutting-edge digital technologies as solutions, and present clear recommendations for implementation. You'll be the go-to engineer for translating these solutions into clear, actionable recommendations for implementation and supporting technology transfer.
  • Developing proof-of-concept and demonstrable solutions for clients. This is where your engineering talent comes into play – turning ideas into prototypes that not only demonstrate feasibility but makes a huge impact.
  • Designing and building demonstrations that showcase the latest digital technologies to our clients. It's not just about presenting solutions; it's about engineering that leave clients excited and eager to embrace digital.
  • Leading digital transformation workshops, producing technical roadmaps that pave the way for success, writing impactful grant applications.



This role presents a unique range of career development opportunities: for people with business skills and experience to expand their technical knowledge and gain experience working with cutting-edge Industry 4.0 digital technologies. Similarly, people with a technical bias will have the opportunity to develop business consulting skills and gather valuable manufacturing business management exposure through supporting and mentoring business owners and company directors.  

Such business and technology exposure may appeal to people who have an entrepreneurial flair and are interested in broadening their horizons, working with a wider variety of SME manufacturers working across different sectors from food to engineering, and exploring opportunities with a view to starting their own business at some point in the future.  

In addition, being a part of WMG can offer the successful candidate various opportunities for to get involved in academic research, in addition the general day-to-day duties of the role.  

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 work closely with members of the team to deliver projects that will help clients make lasting improvements to their businesses. Over the course of each project, you will analyse their business, identify areas for improvement, clearly communicate recommendations and support them implement solutions. In certain instances, you'll have the opportunity to leverage your technical expertise to provide innovative proof-of-concept solutions tailored to the client's needs. There will be opportunities throughout each project to visit manufacturers to understand their operations.

As an engineer, you will receive training and coaching on the specific duties the role requires. There will also be numerous opportunities to develop your leadership style and lead on projects with support from a senior colleague.

The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in developing their knowledge in one or more of the following:

  • Automation Systems & Robotics
  • IT and OT system architectures
  • Different types of manufacturing systems (ideally ERP, MRP, MES and PLM)
  • Cloud and Data Analytics
  • Industrial IoT (sensors)

For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the personal specification section of the attached job description.

WMG is the largest department at the University of Warwick with over 800 staff, world renowned for providing innovative solutions to industry through its research, development and education programmes. Our industry focussed education portfolio includes nearly 3,000 students studying management, technology and applied engineering subjects, at postgraduate and undergraduate level. We have high expectations for our teaching and our courses are regularly ranked top in the UK and amongst the leading courses in their field in the world.

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 holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

For further information about WMG, please visit our website

For further information on the WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult, please see our website.

Further information about the Energy Innovation Centre can be found here.

We believe there should be no barriers to continuing education, and we strive to ensure that the future workforce has the skills they need to become the UK's upcoming engineers and inventors. 

Our unique approach to undergraduate education enables full-time students, Higher Apprentices, and full-time employees to gain an engineering degree. 

Our teaching staff deliver educational programmes not just at Warwick, but internationally, and the knowledge we can leverage from our research excellence enables our students to reach their highest possible standards. 

Full details of our range of undergraduate and Degree Apprenticeships can be found here.

Born in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**. 

You'll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the energy and determination to succeed.

*QS World University Rankings 2024

** Research Excellence Framework 2021

To find out more about us visit our website.

For informal enquiries, please contact Onur Eren ( To apply please complete your essential personal details and attach a CV  and cover letter by the closing date of 7th March 2024 11:55pm.  Please ensure your CV includes your most recent employment experience along with any additional relevant experience and education history. Your cover letter should detail how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.   

The interviews will be held on 26th March 2024. 

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 26 days holiday plus Christmas closure, excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. 

We recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offer you access to flexible working, for more information click here. 

We are proud to say that we are a Living Wage employer.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment.  We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued.  Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social, and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding. 

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpageshere. 

The University currently holds aRace Equality Charter Bronze Award, Athena Swan Sliver Awardand aDisability Smart Bronze Award. The University of Warwick is also one of the six founder institutions of theEUTOPIA European University Alliance. 

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