Vacancy posted: Friday, 22 Jun 2012
INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONIC AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
The University of Strathclyde are leaders in energy research and have a significant portfolio of privately funded research with the UK power and energy sector. The ‘Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES)’ project is a £1.4m research and knowledge exchange project with Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) that is being led by the University’s Electronic & Electrical Engineering department in collaboration with the Management Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Economics departments. The project at Strathclyde links with several other elements of SSEPD’s NINES project being undertaken by other project partners and suppliers in the areas of demand management, energy storage, renewable generation, district heating and smart grid.
The Project Manager will enable the delivery of top quality research outcomes through use of appropriate techniques, strategies and systems to facilitate the research programme. Delivery of the project requirements will be achieved by working closely with project directors, partners, academic and research colleagues and external funding organisations (industrial companies, government bodies). You will monitor and manage the project progress and deliverables to ensure customer satisfaction, ensuring that the project is managed effectively through the coordination and management of resources. You will also identify and support the exploitation of opportunities arising through the project therefore contributing to the overall growth of activity within the Department and potentially across the wider University.
Project management and planning experience are essential for this post and you must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of managing similar scale projects within a relevant research or engineering environment. You will hold a good honours degree/professional qualification in a relevant area and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, from industry and academia.
Whilst, the main purpose and focus of this role is on the management of the project, there may be opportunity to contribute to the research programme, depending on the background of the successful candidate.
Informal enquiries regarding the post can be directed to Professor Graham Ault by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0141 548 2878.
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Alternatively, visit or contact Human Resources, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ. Tel. 0141 553 4133, quoting ref: JA/80/2012.
Closing date: Friday 6 July 2012
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Job Reference: JA/80/2012
Closing Date: 06-Jul-2012