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Project Manager

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th May 2022
Closes: 4th July 2022
Job Ref: 2148

This appointment is for a fixed-term (12 months) full time (35 hours per week) role but with the possibility of an extension.

Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and leading-edge, relevant research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for innovation, business and industry.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Heriot-Watt Programme Manager team. This role will oversee three exciting projects: the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node on Trust, a project investigating how humans and robots can interact to form trusting relationships; the EPSRC Prosperity Partnership between Heriot-Watt and SeeByte investigating Human-Machine teaming for the maritime domain; and the EPSRC Programme Grant ‘New Directions in Molecular Scattering: Multiple Pathways and Products’.

Detailed Description

The role of the Project Manager is to support the smooth running of these three projects, including financial management and risk monitoring. The role holder will directly support the Project PIs (Prof. Helen Hastie and Prof. Ken McKendrick) in monitoring, managing and delivering a range of core activities central to the success of the projects. This will involve liaising with our project academic collaborators and the relevant administrators across the UK, as well as industry project partners, EPSRC Portfolio managers, and External Advisory Board members. 

The successful applicant will be based in the both the Schools of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The university has an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and is committed to an equality charter, including having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and to offering equality of opportunity to all. We particularly encourage applications from women, and we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements and endeavour to accommodate them, whenever possible.

 Essential Criteria

The successful candidate should be educated to honours degree level or have equivalent experience. They should have experience of project management in a busy team environment and eExperience of building and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of stakeholder groups and audiences.

The full job description can be found on our website: enzj.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/2148/?utm_medium=jobshare

How to apply

Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on the 4th of July 2022.

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and suitability for the post, and an up-to-date CV via our website.

We want to increase the diversity of our workplace to underpin a dynamic and creative environment.

Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities.  Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.

Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our University community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/equality-diversity.htm and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers disc.hw.ac.uk.

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