Technical Specialist Data Connectivity

Liverpool Permanent

Job Reference: 014035

Posted on behalf of


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 they are seeking an Technical Specialist Data Connectivity. This role is based in the Informatics department within Digital Engineering, delivering work in the area of infrastructure and connectivity.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.


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.



Clear career progression routes, Training opportunities and a Mentorship program are some of the ways we invest in our engineers and prioritise their personal development plans.



The Role



The Technical Specialist Connectivity is expected to provide a level of business and technical leadership, and proactively contribute and support the functioning and development of the other technical areas of the team (technical governance, business development and project management). The role is expected to contribute towards projects, either as technical leader or work package leader, in line with MTC best practices.


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • To lead project technical deliverables, taking ownership to ensure work meets or exceeds agreed customer requirements, and is delivered within agreed budgets and timescales. Where delegated, to act as Technical Governance lead for project deliverables.

  • Undertake innovative Engineering research work focused primarily on technology/manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) 3+, and able to demonstrate industrial project delivery.

  • You will support Senior Managers with a proactive approach in the identification, technical specification, and delivery of new and novel technology capability into the MTC, customers, or industrial members premises.

  • You will take the lead and ownership in proposal of new capability development projects that align with the Connectivity team, and overall MTC strategy, and able to explore different routes for project funding (internal, industrial, or CR&D funding);

  • You will lead horizon scanning activities for the connectivity area of technologies and new approaches to solving industrial problems across a range of industrial sectors;

  • Coaching and mentoring to colleagues as required, is an essential part of your role to support the development of leadership and management capability across the business.



The Person


The ideal candidate for the role of Technical Specialist Data Connectivity would have/be:


  • Broad experience with design and development of digital connectivity and interoperability system solutions in applications for manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure and/or similar

  • Demonstrable industrial experience with Systems Engineering methodologies, system modelling tools and performing customer requirements analysis

  • Broad Knowledge of digital manufacturing/ Industry 4.0 reference architectures.

  • Experience with industrial communication protocols and interoperability standards (such as OPC-UA, MQTT, ProfiBus, ModBus TCP).

  • Broad knowledge of OT and IT communication and network technologies, including wireless technologies (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G, 5G, LoRa)

  • Experience with IIoT edge and cloud based technologies

  • Experience in technical proposal writing and technical leadership

  • Experience of having produced and reviewed technical reports and / or guidance materials on engineering or science topics

  • 5 or more years` recent work experience in the field of Industrial Connectivity and IIoT or a related field



To apply for the position of Technical Specialist Data Connectivity please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Marlina Matusik.


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