Project Manager

University of Sheffield - Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed term to 30 September 2019 with potential to extend to 30 September 2023 subject to successful midterm project review.

Working Pattern: 50% FTE

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

The University has been awarded £10m from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish a major new Research Hub over the next 7 years, focused on manufacture using advanced powder processes. The Hub’s vision is to deliver on the promise of powder-based manufacturing processes to provide low energy, low cost and low waste high value manufacturing routes and products to secure UK manufacturing productivity and growth. Led by the University of Sheffield, the Hub will reside within the new Sir Henry Royce Institute (SHRI) for Materials Research. The Hub brings together leading research teams from the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, and Imperial College London, together with an initial group of 17 industry partners and 6 of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) centres. At Sheffield, the Hub draws on expertise from across the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering together with our Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

We are recruiting an Operations Team to support the Director and Senior Business Development Manager in the development and delivery of this important and high profile activity. The Project Manager role will be an opportunity to play a key role at the heart of the Operations Team and will lead on all aspects of project management across the Hub’s research and impact activities, helping to ensure that the Hub delivers on an ambitious vision.

You will develop and maintain project management and monitoring systems for the research and impact activities and work closely with the Director and theme leads to support the planning and scoping of research projects and activities.  You will also work alongside them to review and monitor progress and provide regular financial updates.  It is essential that you will have had experience of large and/or multi scale research projects and financial management and budget control.

The successful candidate should have a good honours degree in a relevant area of science or engineering (or equivalent experience) and it would be desirable to also hold a PhD in a relevant field of study and a formal project management qualification.

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