Assistant Technical Specialist – Low Emission Vehicles


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Reducing emissions from transport



Title of Post: Assistant Technical Specialist – Low Emission Vehicles
Perm/temp/contract: Permanent
Location: Loughborough
Closing date for applications: 12th October 2018


Established in 2005 as the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies. Cenex ( operates as an independent not-for-profit consultancy and Research and Technology Organisation. Cenex specialise in low emission vehicle and associated energy infrastructure projects which support innovation and market development and help accelerate the shift to a low carbon economy. Cenex runs the UK’s largest annual low carbon vehicle technology showcasing and networking event (


The purpose of this role is to provide technical support to the Cenex Transport Team delivering programmes and projects for our customers related to the development and deployment of new and emerging low emission vehicles and infrastructure. The job is open to both university leavers and individuals with industrial experience.


• Analysis of low carbon vehicle performance data, reporting and presenting the results
• Operation of vehicle performance modelling and simulation software
• Undertake projects and programme support activities regarding low emission automotive technologies, markets, and fuelling
• Development of questionnaires to assess individual’s and companies’ perception of low carbon vehicles
• Develop and deploy analytical techniques to assess the performance of low emission vehicle types (electric, hydrogen, natural gas, etc.), and supporting infrastructure, for on road / in fleet operations (practical, economic and life-cycle)
• Support the Cenex research and development portfolio undertaking technical tasks
• Manage and regularly update a low carbon vehicle advice web site
• Support the management of Cenex’s own low carbon vehicles, and the oversight of fleet assessment activities
• Develop and write technical papers and reports (and present where required) on Cenex projects


• Engineering or technical degree
• Good communicator (presenter, writer)
• Analytical mind
• Data analysis skills (excel)
• Completer/finisher task orientated, capable of working unsupervised
• Located near to Loughborough or willing to relocate
• Environmental, Automotive, Mechatronic post graduate qualification
• Interest in environmental technology
• Motor industry engagement
• Information collection, database and statistical analysis experience
• Vehicle modelling
• Matlab, SQL
• Report and presentation experience
• Driving licence

• £20,000 – 25,000 dependent on skills and experience


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