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*Graduate Job* 3D Technologies Specialist – KTP Associate

Department: Art & Design

Campus/location: Other

Salary band: Other - see details

Salary details: £25,000 - £28,000 plus a generous training budget

Duration of post: Fixed term

Post is open to: External and internal candidates

Closing date: 13 Sep 2018


Job overview: UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme is a UK-wide programme helping businesses to improve competitiveness and productivity. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an ambitious team on the latest 3D digital fabrication technologies. Based in Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, you will join a small team responsible for determining how 3D digital technologies (3D scanning, 3D printing and CNC milling) can be applied to the design and modelling process for specialist ceramic tile production and architectural restorations. The project is fully supported by an academic team from the University of the West of England to transfer skills and knowledge into the business.

The position is a 27 month fixed term contract, which includes management and business skills training provided by the national KTP programme and a further £2k per annum dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development. On completion of the KTP project, it is Craven Dunnill Jackfield’s intention to offer on-going employment to the right candidate.

As a 3D Technologies Specialist, you will carry out the KTP project between UWE Bristol and Craven Dunnill Jackfield, whose objective is to introduce and embed a range of 3D digital fabrication technologies to increase the efficiency and productivity of the design and modelling process for specialist ceramic tile production and architectural restorations.

The artistry/creative part involves the ability to visualise and interpret the shape and appearance of 3D artefacts such as relief tiles and architectural features into a form that can be reproduced by 3D printing and/or CNC milling in a way which is sympathetic to the design brief or context.

Essential skills required:
1. Knowledge of 3D modelling software
2. Experience in creating high quality 3D digital models of ceramics and/or architectural details
3. Software skills e.g. Rhino, ZBrush, Blender and/or Mudbox

Desirable skills required:
1. Preparing models for 3D printing and/or CNC milling
2. Experience of 3D scanning
3. Experience of creating lifelike digital models e.g. for CGI or architectural visualization, including subtle imperfections to create an authentic appearance
4. Hand modelling skills e.g. in clay or Styrofoam, and/or empathy for craft processes
5. Interest in the creative arts, architecture, design and craft

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Peter Walters at

Closing date: 13 September 2018.

Interviews will take place w/c 24 September or 1 October.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

Full time/part time: Full time