10016568 - KTP Associate - Decision Support Analyst (Renewable Energy)
Vacancy Description

Faculty of Technology

Department of Mathematics


KTP Associate – Decision Support Analyst (Renewable Energy)  


Employment type:  Fixed term contract for 24 months

Employment basis:  Full time

Salary:  £25,000 - £28,000 per annum

Position number: 10016568

Date published: 30 November 2015 

Closing date: 17 January 2016


Interview date:  Week commencing 1 February 2016


Due to the company’s main sector of operation, for this role you will need to gain SC Security Clearance, this will involve a BPSS check plus UK criminal & security checks plus a credit check.  You do not have to be a British National but you do need to have been a FULL TIME RESIDENCE in the UK for a minimum of 5 years at the time of the application (3 years may also be considered).  Please indicate this in the application form.  Polaris will manage this process for the successful applicant.

What is KTP?

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), a government funded scheme, bring together universities and businesses to work together on a development project that is strategically important to the future of an organisation.

How does it work?

KTP Associate employed by the university and work full time with a company to deliver the objectives of a highly innovative development project.  KTP is the largest graduate recruitment programme in Europe

What can KTP offer?

·         £4,000 training budget

·         Attendance at a 2 one week management residential workshops

·         Acceleration for  your career

·         A competitive salary

·         The opportunity to lead and manage a highly innovative and strategic project

·         The support of an academic team from the University

·         The possibility of a permanent post with the company

·         The possibility of working towards a higher degree

The Company

Polaris Consulting Limited is an independent technical consultancy delivering innovative and cost effective solutions.  We work through the whole project life cycle, from concept to disposal, delivering: 

·         Operational Analysis – helping customers make decisions from a firm evidence base

·         Whole Life Costing – delivering informed investment decisions

·         Risk Management

·         Project and Programme Support

 Polaris was founded in 2001, and since then has grown strongly in the Defence Sector.  Polaris is now seeking to use their existing capabilities in additional industry sectors.

 The Project

To develop a decision support analysis tool to enhance evidence based decision making in the Offshore Wind sector, growing Polaris’ capabilities and revenue.

The Role

Project management – managing all aspects of the project to a successful conclusion.

Marketing – analysing the off shore wind industry to identify target areas to apply our capabilities

Modelling – developing the modelling technique that best suits the target application

Customer engagement – working with customers in the offshore industry to organise a case study example, gathering data and presenting findings

Tool development – building a user friendly tool to enable Polaris consultants to utilise the new capability.

Knowledge transfer – embedding the tool and capability developed into the company.

This is an exciting opportunity open to a master level graduate in either Operational Research, Applied Maths or equivalent.  The successful applicant will have graduated within the last 5 years, be highly motivated and able to demonstrate some previous successful experience in a relevant role.  The success of this project could lead to the opportunity of a position at the company.  

Candidates are invited to contact Dr Djamila Ouelhadj (djamila.ouelhadj@port.ac.uk) to discuss the post.

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit https://port.engageats.co.uk and apply on-line. 

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

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