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17 May 2019

Academnic Engagement Plan Manager – Other – North East England

Location: North East England

Salary: £45000 - 45000 per annum

Sector: Other

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: BMC/02/2501 NE

Contact

Chris Milnes

DD: 0191 303 9296

M: 07961 586 478

The Company

Our client a leading player in the Offshore Wind Sector aims to drive cost reductions whilst increasing UK content. It does this through a unique combination of world-class test and demonstration facilities combined with expertise in the key technology areas. Our Clients vision is to be a leading international institution in terms of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector.

Job Role

The responsibilities required in this role are:

  • Manage the delivery of existing RHs and strategic research programmes working alongside the universities’ corresponding project manager
  • Monitor and report on research programme progress including assessment against the agreed KPIs
  • Assist with the development of public funding proposals originating within the RHs and strategic research programmes to leverage additional public and private funding
  • Look for opportunities to build the existing RHs and strategic programmes via third party participation and leveraging external funding
  • Generate and develop innovative ideas for consideration within the existing RH and strategic research programmes
  • Manage internal/external enquiries relating to the AEP under the supervision of the Head of Strategic Research
  • Support development strategies for new RHs and strategic programmes to meet business needs and create business opportunities
  • Maintain regular communications with the academic community to maximise relevant academic engagement
  • Manage miscellaneous formal academic engagement outside of the RHs and strategic programmes, e.g. PhD/EngD contracts, etc…
  • Identify and manage intellectual property originating from the research activity of the AEP
  • Be committed to ensuring and maintaining a high standard of health & safety awareness through encouraging safe behaviours
  • Complete ad-hoc duties relevant to the role under the direction of the Line Manager or appointed deputy
  • Undertake any other duties of which the responsibility, experience and skills required fall within the post holder’s capability

The following skills are essential:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering/scientific discipline
  • R&D experience including R&D project/programme management and business development related to R&D
  • A research background, preferably in offshore renewables
  • Track record of supporting funding bid development at national and/or international levels
  • Project planning experience, preferably with Microsoft Project and/or PRINCE2 user experience
  • Ability to ensure internally agreed standards and work practices are developed and maintained
  • Good interpersonal, communication and time management skills
  • Innovative and creative thinking
  • Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and within a highly pressured environment

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