|£59,461 to £65,407 (depending on qualifications and experience). UKRI Pay Band F/S2
|11th December 2023
|14th January 2024
BGS offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus (with regular travel to the UKGEOS Glasgow site and nationally)
UKRI Pay Band F/S2 – salary range is £59,461 to £65,407 (depending on qualifications and experience)
A great benefits package is offered including an outstanding pension scheme (with an extremely generous employer contribution – on average 27% of your pay), 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time
Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available including a small amount of remote working in line with BGS policy)
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join BGS to lead on geothermal science direction, scientific delivery, and utilisation of the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow. Advancing the evidence base and innovations in shallow geothermal from the unique subsurface observatory, this senior role will deliver impacts towards decarbonisation of heat/cool/storage.
The successful candidate will work closely with, and be supported by, the BGS ‘geoenergy’ senior leadership team.
You will manage a programme of projects developing up to £500k plus, lead multi-disciplinary teams of BGS scientists, collaborative projects with academia, industry, and government, as well as being the key contact for a wide range of stakeholders. Your key duties / responsibilities will include:
Developing funding opportunities
Managing data activities
You will have a first degree in a relevant subject plus a PhD (or MSc and comparable work experience), plus significant relevant industry, academic or regulatory experience working in a research environment.
You will have substantial amount of specialist scientific expertise and contribution via outputs/impacts to advancing shallow geothermal/underground thermal storage, along with evidence of winning funding. In addition, we are looking for demonstrable scientific project leadership and management of a portfolio of projects within large, multidisciplinary teams to deliver clear scientific outputs on time and to budget.
Please also refer to the additional specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 14th January 2024. Interviews are expected to be held in late January or early February 2024 in Edinburgh.
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