Design Simulation Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of Huddersfield

Fixed term for 34 months, 37.75 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity for a high-calibre graduate to shape the future of this specialist engineering company through the development of new and innovative design simulation processes.

As Design Simulation Engineer, you will work in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield and Venari Group through the acclaimed Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme, funded by Innovate UK.

The Company

Venari Group Ltd is the leading manufacturer of emergency vehicles in the UK. Their design function is based in Brighouse and their major manufacturing plant is in Hull. This role will be based in Brighouse. Venari Group Ltd are aiming to reduce new vehicle development time through robust design simulation.

The Role

The role will include the development and embedding of robust simulation methodologies, including crash simulation, into Venari’s design process. It will also include defining and supervising physical crash tests. Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for leading this high-profile project, with significant support from senior staff at both the Company and University. 

The Person

A 1st/2:1 honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related technology discipline, is essential along with engineering experience gained within the manufacturing sector.  You will require strong technical skills and the drive and determination to lead this strategic project and to deliver and embed new knowledge into the company.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, or have questions about the role, please contact:

Simon Barrans (University of Huddersfield) on 01484 256237 / [email protected]


Kathryn Baines (Venari Group) on 01484 443516 / [email protected]

If you are a current student at the University, you are welcome to apply for part-time roles of 15 hours or less per week, unless you are a part-time postgraduate student, in which case you can also apply for full time roles, subject to any visa requirements.

For more information, please download the recruitment pack. 

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