Project Manager - Fixed Term Contract

Job title Project Manager - Fixed Term Contract

Department Office of the Vice-President (Implementation)

Salary Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Tuesday 20 February 2018

Closing date Sunday 11 March 2018

Interview date Wednesday 18 April 2018

Reference CT5646

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We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to support the delivery of the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS). IAAPS is a new £60m research and innovation facility designed to deliver the technology and skills for future generations of clean and efficient vehicles. It will host a range of state-of-the-art experimental research platforms to enable precise systems-level investigations, in particular under real-world driving conditions. IAAPS open innovation model will be industry led, enabling academics, automotive industry partners and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to conduct transformational research with world class research infrastructure and people.

Reporting to the Programme Director, working with an experienced technical team and a range of partners, the successful applicant to this high profile role will take responsibility for ensuring project resource delivers outcomes on time and budget with effective project controls and governance processes. The role will review and maintain the business case and financial plan, drive project contributions and outcomes ensuring they are delivered and recorded, and report regularly to funding partners and stakeholders. In addition, the successful applicant will support the Programme Director by facilitating the development of relationships with stakeholders, including funders, businesses, networks and alumni, growing the pipeline of partners and developing bids for future funding.

The individual who takes on this role will have a strong record of successful delivery in the technology/automotive sector, in complex multi-stakeholder projects of an equivalent scale. Educated to degree level (or equivalent) and with appropriate project management membership/qualifications, you will have proven management and governance framework skills. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills to interact with, enthuse and inspire, a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders will be key. You will be a self-starter, having the ability to visualise problems and anticipate solutions. Experience of significant capital projects with highly complex equipment fit out requirements, demonstrable understanding of academic/government/business collaboration, and business operational readiness would be highly advantageous.

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This is a full-time role, being offered on a fixed-term contract basis with an expected expiry date of 14 January 2021.

For an informal discussion on the role, please contact Gavin Edwards on +441225 383598 or

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.