Research & Technology Project Leader

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Aerospace, Engineering
South West
£30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Job Ref:

Job Description For Vacancy No: 241051L
Consultant: Lewis Cross

Job Location: Gloucestershire

Job Position: Research & Technology Project Leader

Job Status: Permanent

Job Description: Our client in Gloucester are offering the challenging, but exciting opportunity to join their Research and Technology Team

The R&T project leader is responsible for the planning, cost, quality and on time delivery of R&T projects. You will coordinate the Systems, Integration & Test function, the Design & Analysis function, the Materials and Laboratory function and the Methods function on behalf of the Program Chief Engineer in order to achieve major milestones of the project.

The role is primarily one of technical project management requiring both technical and project management skills. The position is an excellent step into technical management and opportunities exist for suitable candidates to represent the business within national and international technical forums.

Ideal applicants for this role would have a relevant Mechanical engineering qualification at MSc minimum, or PhD level and be able to demonstrate previous experience relative to the role. A background in Aircraft Testing would be highly beneficial. Knowledge of aircraft and aircraft landing gear would also be an advantage.

• Experience with Aircraft Testing
• Experience with dynamic modelling techniques
• Able to confidently write reports and present
• Technology Readiness Level (TRL) targeted and means of demonstration.

• Coordination with UK Catapult Centres to carry out research related to development for design and manufacture.
• Developing relationships with Cranfield University to foster both new and enhance existing links to academic research facilities.
• Represent our clients at external forums and committees.
• Define project Statements of Work (SOW) in conjunction with the Chief Engineers, technical experts and/or R&T program management team for all relevant R&T activities.
• Alignment to company technology development strategy.
• Define budget and resources required for design, analysis, systems and/or materials engineering functions and develop Work Package Specifications as appropriate to achieve on time delivery of the project.
• Manage projects technically and approve deliverables into R&T.
• Represent our client as the technical interface with customers, partners, suppliers and national R&T funding agencies
• Provide monthly reporting as required for the project.
• Support provision of resource estimation for submission to Engineering Demand Review (EDR) process.
• Establish and maintain project deliverable status, control and report expenses and cost-to-completion.
• Drive innovation and manage IP resulting from R&T projects in coordination with the R&T IP manager.
• Support the R&T Program Manager in reporting technical progress and submission of financial claims for externally funded projects.
• Represent our clients at relevant technical committees when nominated by senior management.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01621841234
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Lewis Cross

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