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The Connected Places Catapult is committed to attracting and recruiting highly skilled and motivated people, because our success depends on the strengths and values of our people. We offer exciting workplace opportunities no matter what stage of your career and select the very best to work with us, based on ability, experience, potential, “can do” attitude and a collaborative approach.

Systems Engineer

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC245
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We are looking for creative and energetic individuals with a passion for making a difference. Different projects require different levels of technical support; this gives the role variety and interest, and so requires an adaptable person who enjoys collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders. Projects can range from high-level feasibility studies, systems development, to physical demonstrator projects and real-world trials so we cover typical systems engineering tasks with a focus on innovative technology. Modelling and simulation may also be used to support some of those activities.

Transport Modeller

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC198
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Our business unit is a team of committed scientists, engineers economists and modellers. We provide truly challenging projects and work to solve them in a collaborative and innovative manner. Each member of our team brings unique expertise and experience. Every member of the team leads projects, as you grow your projects get bigger and more complex. But your work will be needed on every project in our portfolio; giving true variety to your work.

We are looking for skilled people with the drive, experience and tenacity to take on challenging projects.

In this role you will primarily be supporting a number of innovative modelling projects using a range of commercial and open source modelling tools. You will be designing the approaches to modelling and supporting the modification of the tools to perform in non-standard ways. You will be expected to contribute to dissemination of the projects findings both to our key stakeholders and to the wider community through involvement at the major international modelling conferences.

Demand Modelling Specialist

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: TSC175
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This role will support our ongoing programmes of work in relation to new mobility services, connected (and autonomous) vehicles, and advanced modelling techniques. Reporting to the Modelling Team Leader, you will be responsible for leading the development of innovative new multi-modal modelling tools and platforms to enable the potential demand for and impact of future mobility services to be assessed and appraised. This is likely to include the use of conventional modelling packages as well as innovative new platforms that will be developed within the team. Key focus areas of this role will be in the development of demand models to assess the likely uptake of mobility services as well as developing models to enable the multi-modal impacts of such new services to be understood. Due to a significant project win we are particularly seeking candidates with experience of TfL’s strategic modelling suite, LTS, LoHAM and Railplan.

Your input will define the technical scope of the project work that we will be undertaking with partners and stakeholders. You will also provide technical direction, leadership and assurance throughout the project delivery phase, providing clear support and direction to the team undertaking the technical work and ongoing engagement and liaison with project partners and stakeholders. You will often be developing projects from first principles for ‘First of a Kind’ feasibility studies or demonstrators. This often requires working through ambiguity to identify a clear project scope – you will need to be comfortable with this exciting, challenging and essential part of this role.

The role is likely to cover the full range of activities that the CPC is engaged with, including connected and autonomous systems, new mobility services and data sharing/analytics.

A key facet of this role will be taking learning and experience gained from developing and operating current models and applying that for unconventional and innovative uses. Having an eye for innovation and seeing how modelling could be done in different ways is a key requirement for this role. You will also be expected to contribute to the dissemination of our project results via attendance at major UK and international conferences and seminars.

Head of IT

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: VN581
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Purpose of the role
• This is a pivotal, hands-on role with the purpose of ensuring the quality and availability of CPC IT systems and services to all users.
• To ensure continuous improvement in the organisations IT service, the post-holder will be engaged in ongoing change management, using recognised first line service delivery standards, network management and IT information security practices,
• To facilitate continuous improvement in the overall ICT architecture of the organisation, commissioning expert advice as needed.
• To work in partnership with all CPC stakeholders and IT suppliers ensuring the identification and effective procurement of appropriate IT solutions that meet CPCs needs within the context of a single, integrated and cost efficient organisation.
• To drive an effective programme of self-service and end user troubleshooting awareness among end users. Ensuring that support materials and guidance for users is consistent and kept up to date.
• To be accountable for the day to day management of a small IT team, ensuring excellence in service delivery.
• To report, forecast and control IT spend, ensuring value for money in the day to day running of the service and advising the organisation on the choices it faces in procuring IT solutions.
• The postholder will be expected to engage with all CPCs business service areas to ensure the continued delivery of effective services.