Back to search results

Programme Director

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £56,587 to £60,022
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th October 2021
Closes: 17th December 2021
Job Ref: NM28667
Closing date: 17 December 2021

The 50-person Digital Roads of the Future Initiative is a partnership led by the University of Cambridge, National Highways (NH) and Costain that is sponsored in the first instance by the Digital Roads (DR) and Future Roads (FR) programmes. The DR programme is an £8.6 mil 5-year EPSRC Prosperity Partnership grant. It is led by one Academic and two Industry Principal Investigators and supported by three Academic and five Industry Co-Investigators. Aside from the Programme Director, DR is also staffed with a Project Manager, a Principal Research Associate, four Industrial Researchers, four Senior Research Associates, and twelve PhD students. The FR programme is a £5.9 mil EC MSCA COFUND grant. It is led by one Academic Principal Investigator and supported by four Academic Co-Investigators. It is staffed with two Programme Managers and 27 post-doctoral fellows.

We are seeking a Programme Director, based in West Cambridge, who will lead the Digital Roads of the Future (DRF) initiative and will be responsible for the planning, development, management, and delivery of all aspects of the DRF initiative and its two main pillars; the EPSRC Digital Roads (DR) Prosperity Partnership programme, and the Future Roads (FR) fellowships programme. This includes engaging and influencing senior decision-makers across business and academia, to understand needs and priorities, to know what equates to excellence, and to lead the programme team to deliver this. You will be comfortable creating solutions to new challenges and be effective at fostering a culture of creativity and innovation.

The Programme Director will be supported by the DR Programme's Project Manager and the Future Roads Programme's two Programme Managers. The Programme Director will also liaise closely with other Departmental academic and administrative staff.

You will hold a PhD degree in Construction Engineering or a relevant discipline and have previous experience and knowledge of the construction industry. You will possess exceptional project management, budget and programme management skills, combined with excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills, including high-level relationship management. Experience of working at the industry/academic interface is an essential requirement for this role, as well as leadership and research experience with the ability to draft and edit papers and reports.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2027 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :
https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/31981.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 December 2021. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, +44 (0)1223 332615). 

Short-listing and interviews are expected to take place in January 2022.

Please quote reference NM28667 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
More jobs from University of Cambridge

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge