Green Port Growth Innovation Manager
The University of Hull is positioning itself as a catalyst for development of the Renewable Energy sector at a national and international level, building on its’ reputation of industrial knowledge and leadership.
Salary: £41,212 to £47,722 per annum
Fixed Term for 18 months
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Friday 24 November 2017
The Green Port Growth RGF programme aims to create a globally competitive renewables industry in the region and establish Hull and Humber as a world class centre for renewable energy. It will capitalise on Siemens Gemesa’s investment in Green Port Hull as the site for its showcase OSW assembly plant, and the securing of the UK’s largest Enterprise Zone status exclusively for the renewables sector.
The University of Hull is securing its position as a leader in OSW through the collaborative development of Project Aura; a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder project which will bring together UK expertise in engineering, and physical, environmental and social sciences to establish a global centre of industrial and academic excellence in renewable energy, and for the OSW industry in particular.
The Project will include dedicated new facilities in the Humber at the geographical heart of an active, diverse and growing OSW supply chain. This will provide the physical focal point of a network of research organisations, a national framework for skills, and business and technology support services across the value chain to help create a uniquely innovative business ecosystem.
The primary purposes of the role are to help fulfil the University’s responsibilities to deliver the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Strand of the Green Port Growth Programme. Specifically, this includes providing innovation and new product development expertise to GPGP registered organisations.
The Post holder will lead RDI meetings with clients, build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, intermediaries and other networks to progress commercially viable product and service development. Specifically this will entail;
- Identifying and qualifying existing and new GPGP RDI projects, working with GPGP registered businesses to develop new products and services
- Undertaking technical assessments and producing technical summaries; assessing the requirements, likelihood of success and project plan for GPGP RDI projects
- Identifying ‘groups’ of similar projects to develop theme areas and secure relevant support
- Developing relationships with relevant key contacts at external RDI / NPD support, resource and facility providers
The role will also help to provide support and due diligence, maintaining appropriate processes, protocols and reports for the effective management of the RDI Strand. In addition to this, the role will also liaise closely with the other GPG partners to endure the wider targets for the GPGP are met. Based at the University of Hull, the work of the post holder will be undertaken as part of the Project Aura team and working closely with the other strands of the Green Port Growth Programme, ensuring that businesses receive support delivered as part of a coherent and effective package.
To discuss this role informally, contact David Wells 01482 465764 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates are asked to upload a CV and Covering Letter here: https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=AE0106