Business Growth Advisers for High Growth SMEs

University of Warwick Science Park Ltd
The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ

Salary circa £37k pro-rata for Part-time roles

Full time & Part-time roles

Fixed Term Contract nominally to 31.12.2021

The Business Ready programme provides fully funded support to ambitious, tech-based SMEs who share a common determination to succeed. We support a diverse portfolio of clients by helping them meet their potential by overcoming the barriers to scalability and sustainable growth.

We are into the second iteration of this successful programme and looking to add key skills to our friendly and experienced team.

Applicants should evidence, either in their CV or covering letter, proven skills in at least one or more of the following areas:

• Access to finance
• Digital and enabling technologies (including 5G and AI/ML)
• Electric and autonomous vehicles
• Market development or change management.

You are someone who understands the unique challenges that drive SME business growth. You have a track record of success working across sectors and industries. You are able to engage and establish trust quickly, and draw on a range of experiences to support the business and its management team. You know your limits and are able to judge when best to bring in supplementary expertise to support the client.

Working out of University of Warwick Science Park you will be joining an experienced, friendly and supportive group who are passionate about making a positive difference and helping to drive success in the West Midlands. Experience of operating within an ERDF (or equivalent) funding environment would be desirable. Roles may be part-time or full-time depending on the mix of talents selected to constitute the team.

Interested? Then contact Sian Edwards for further details, or send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the role requirements to Sian at:-
The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.edwards@uwsp.co.uk.

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Property Surveyor

University of Warwick Science Park LTD
The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ

Salary in the range £30,942 to £40,322

We are a leading European University Science Park in the Midlands with over 200k sq. ft. lettable space at our main site adjacent to the University of Warwick and a further 55k sq. ft. at satellite innovation Centres.  The Science Park is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Warwick. 

We require a property surveyor, working under the direction of the Building and Facilities Manager, to work on construction and maintenance projects, working within cost, quality and time parameters.   You will be responsible for the feasibility assessment, design, supervision and contract management of refurbishment and planned maintenance projects across the Science Park and University as directed. 

Additionally, you will also be required to manage the process for new commercial tenant leases and lease renewals across the University Estate.  This will include liaison with stakeholders across the University at all levels.

We are seeking someone who

  • Has a construction related first degree/Higher Technician qualification
  • Possesses a working competency in the use of construction projects and their administration, construction technology, building design and specification
  • Is fully up to date with legislative requirements in construction Health and Safety
  • Has experience of managing construction projects and undertaking the management of planned and responsive maintenance
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. RICS, MCIOB, APM) would be an advantage.
  • Has experience of working on commercial leases and a working knowledge of dilapidations, surveys and schedules.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good internal and external relations, motivating and encouraging performance in others and with the ability to negotiate at high level to achieve mutually beneficial agreements.
  • Is highly organised with the ability to work under their own initiative and able to prioritise work under pressure

The company, as a subsidiary of the University of Warwick, offers a comprehensive benefits package including 30 days annual leave and Heritage pension scheme.

If you wish to apply send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the Role requirements to Sian at – The Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ or email to sian.edwards@uwsp.co.uk.

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Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Lyra Electronics

Are you an innovative, high calibre senior design engineer wanting to join a fast-growth technology company in a fast-moving industry? Then look no further!

Lyra Electronics is a small high-tech engineering company working at the cutting edge of power electronics technologies. We specialise in DC-DC converters, motor drive inverters, battery management systems and other power electronics topologies to support electrification of transport and green industries.

We are now looking to recruit a creative senior power electronics engineer to join our busy engineering team and play a key part in the growth and success of our business.

Lyra has invested heavily in the latest test equipment and facilities meaning you will have only the best resources to work with. You will be designing, building and testing power electronics systems from concept to prototype and into production. You will have hands-on involvement all the way!

Responsibilities include:

  • Specification writing and interpretation.
  • Circuit design and simulation of DC-DC, AC-DC converters using hard, soft and resonant switching techniques.
  • PCB design from schematics.
  • Power electronics circuit layout.
  • Design interface, gate drive and control PCBs.
  • Prototyping and product development on the bench.
  • Product / Project documentation (e.g. design notes, bills of materials, user manuals)
  • Writing embedded control software as required.
  • Day-to-day project management and reporting.
  • Liaison with customers and suppliers, occasionally working on customer sites with their engineers.

You must be degree qualified in Electronics Engineering or equivalent and possess experience of working in a similar field of Power Electronics. You will have a keen eye for detail, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Other skills

  • Knowledge of CAN bus communications.
  • Practical soldering skills (using a microscope) required for PCB assembly.
  • Knowledge of the use and limitations of lab test equipment and instrumentation.
  • Experience of Matlab / Simulink / LabVIEW / MISRA C an advantage.
  • Familiar with product delivery process from requirements capture to design validation, preferably for power electronics or electric vehicle electronics.
  • Knowledge of designing for high voltages and high currents an advantage.
  • Proven delivery of goals while working to tight timescales.
  • Experience of DFMEA an advantage.

If you’re ready to take on your next challenge and want to work in a small but fast-growing company dedicated to its cause, please apply by sending your C.V. to hr@lyraelectronics.com

 


 

Senior Electronics Engineer

Lyra Electronics

Are you an innovative, high calibre senior design engineer wanting to join a fast-growth technology company in a fast-moving industry? Then look no further!

Lyra Electronics is a small high-tech engineering company working at the cutting edge of power electronics technologies. We specialise in DC-DC converters, motor drive inverters, battery management systems and other power electronics topologies to support electrification of transport and green industries.

We are now looking to recruit an innovative senior electronics engineer to join our busy engineering team and play a key part in the growth and success of our business.

Lyra has invested heavily in the latest test equipment and facilities meaning you will have only the best resources to work with. You will be designing, building and testing power electronics systems writing embedded software to control the hardware where needed from concept to prototype and into production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Specification writing and interpretation.
  • Circuit design and simulation.
  • Prototyping and product development on the bench.
  • PCB design from schematics.
  • Product / Project documentation (e.g. design notes, bills of materials, user manuals).
  • Writing software as required (embedded and PC).
  • Day-to-day project management and reporting.
  • Liaison with customers and suppliers, occasionally working on customer sites with their engineers.
  • Testing of existing Lyra products and shipping to fulfil customer orders.

You must be degree qualified in Electronics Engineering or equivalent and possess experience of working in a similar field of Power Electronics. You will have a keen eye for detail, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Other skills

  • Good working knowledge of CAN bus communications.
  • Practical soldering skills (using a microscope) required for PCB assembly.
  • Knowledge of the use and limitations of lab test equipment and instrumentation.
  • Experience of Matlab / Simulink / LabVIEW / MISRA C an advantage.
  • Experience of working with electric vehicles desirable.
  • Familiar with product delivery process from requirements capture to design validation, preferably for power electronics or electric vehicle electronics.
  • Knowledge of designing for high voltages and high currents an advantage.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a creative approach to new ideas.
  • Proven delivery of goals while working to tight timescales.
  • Experience of DFMEA an advantage.

If you’re ready to take on your next challenge and want to work in a small but fast-growing company dedicated to its cause, please apply by sending your C.V. to hr@lyraelectronics.com

 


 

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Lyra Electronics

Are you an innovative, high calibre senior software design engineer wanting to join a fast-growth technology company in a fast-moving industry? Then look no further!

Lyra Electronics is a small high-tech engineering company working at the cutting edge of power electronics technologies. We specialise in DC-DC converters, motor drive inverters, battery management systems and other power electronics topologies to support electrification of transport and green industries.

We are now looking to recruit a highly-skilled senior embedded software engineer to join our busy engineering team and play a key part in the growth and success of our business.

Lyra has invested heavily in the latest test equipment and facilities meaning you will have only the best resources to work with. You will be developing embedded software for power electronics systems from concept to prototype and into production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Specification writing and interpretation.
  • Software architecture design.
  • Low level firmware development for real time critical peripherals e.g. ADCs, PWMs.
  • High level control software
  • Communications software.
  • Test and validation of software algorithms.
  • Product / Project documentation (e.g. design notes, user manuals etc).
  • Day-to-day project management and reporting.
  • Liaison with customers and suppliers, occasionally working on customer sites with their engineers.

You must be degree qualified in Electronics Engineering or equivalent and possess experience of developing embedded C applications. You will have a keen eye for detail, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Other skills

  • Knowledge of CAN bus communications.
  • iOS and Android app development in Qt and QML
  • Knowledge of the use and limitations of lab test equipment and instrumentation.
  • Experience of Matlab / Simulink / LabVIEW / MISRA C an advantage.
  • Familiar with product delivery process from requirements capture to design validation, preferably for power electronics or electric vehicle electronics.
  • Proven delivery of goals while working to tight timescales.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a creative approach to new ideas.
  • Experience of DFMEA an advantage.

If you’re ready to take on your next challenge and want to work in a small but fast-growing company dedicated to its cause, please apply by sending your C.V. to hr@lyraelectronics.com


 

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Lyra Electronics – Wellesbourne

Full Time – £36,000 to £50,000

This is a great opportunity for an engineer to develop new products from ideas through to prototypes and into production, with hands-on involvement all the way. Lyra has invested heavily in test equipment and facilities to ensure that everything required to develop the latest in power electronics is to hand.

The successful applicant will be taking ideas and customer requirements from a concept phase through to working prototypes.

Design will involve high current bus bars, enclosures to various IP levels, cold plate design, electronic circuit board placement, heatsinks, and cable and wire routing.

Responsibilities

  • Specification writing and interpretation.
  • Concept design and modelling in 3D CAD
  • Mechanical analysis, thermal and FE
  • Design for manufacture
  • Prototyping and product development on the bench.
  • Product / Project documentation (e.g. design notes, bills of materials, user manuals).
  • Day-to-day project management and reporting.
  • Liaison with customers and suppliers, occasionally working on customer sites with their engineers.
  • Inspection and quality control

Minimum educational qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

Minimum previous experience

  • Four years working within a similar field of mechanical design.

Other skills

  • The ability to work individually or as part of a team.
  • Practical skills using workshop tools.
  • Experience of working with electric vehicles desirable.
  • Familiar with product delivery process from requirements capture to design validation, preferably for power electronics or electric vehicle electronics.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a creative approach to new ideas.
  • Proven delivery of goals while working to tight timescales.
  • Experience of DFMEA an advantage.
  • Keen attention to detail.

If you’re ready to take on your next challenge and want to work in a small but fast-growing company dedicated to its cause, please apply by sending your C.V. to hr@lyraelectronics.com



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