Lead Innovation Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Grade 7 Salary: £51,034 - £59-135 per annum
Nov 12, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 01, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 01/12/2019
Salary: Grade 7 Salary: £51,034 - £59-135 per annum
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)

We have an exciting opportunity to join Construction Scotland Innovation Centre as the Lead Innovation Manager.

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre supports Scotland's construction related businesses, clients and key stakeholders to collaborate, innovate and grow by matching innovation requirements with business support and academic excellence. We offer advice, funding, facilitation and access to appropriate expertise, improving Scotland's competitiveness and growing economic, social and environmental impact. Activity focuses around key challenges & opportunities for the sector including digital transformation, accelerating industrialisation, building sustainably and cultural change.

The role is based at CSIC's Innovation Factory at Hamilton International Technology Park. This unique GBP 2.5million facility supports the construction sector to innovate, collaborate and grow, featuring advanced technology and specialist equipment including industrial robotics, digital manufacturing tools and virtual and augmented reality technology that can be used for prototyping, commercialisation and training purposes, alongside meeting and event spaces where the sector can come together to explore the future and learn.

The Role

This role provides a unique opportunity to lead the direction and delivery of CSIC innovation project activity to help to transform the Scottish construction industry. CSIC is rapidly expanding and now requires an experienced and effective manager to drive its ongoing success.

The role takes on responsibility for a team of 6 Innovation Managers and associated contractors whose responsibility, driven by key construction industry challenges, is to identify and support the innovation needs of businesses and key clients in the construction sector, pulling in innovation and growth funding as well as academic and business support specialists where required, facilitating transformational collaboration and innovation projects.

Secondly, this role will manage CSIC's Project Development and Project Management processes, ensuring projects progress through the development and approval process as appropriate - leading the operation of the project approval process and our Innovation Champion Network, consisting of industry and academic experts who appraise projects for support.

Thirdly, the role takes on responsibility for reporting on Collaborative Project performance to the Head of Innovation & Projects and ultimately the Senior Leadership Team as well as to our Board and funders.

The role will involve frequent travel throughout Scotland and occasionally within the UK/EU/Internationally as required.

Who We Are Looking For

The role holder will have stakeholder engagement responsibility to ensure regular communications and engagement with key stakeholders in CSIC's Innovation Champion, academic, trade/professional and funding networks.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Significant experience of working closely with businesses, supporting business development/innovation activity 
  • Knowledge of the Scottish economic development network 
  • People management and motivational responsibility in either a managerial or project management capacity 
  • First-hand knowledge of the Scottish construction industry and the business base 
  • Experience of building successful long term relationships with businesses of all sizes 
  • Strong project management experience with a track record of supporting complex projects 
  • Knowledge of existing / emerging construction technology to form an effective and credible interface between the University partners and external specialists.

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of working with Universities and/or Colleges relating to innovation / R&D 

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

CSIC works with a variety of university and college partners across Scotland and internationally and is administered by Edinburgh Napier University.

Benefits We Offer

Grade 7

Salary: GBP 51,034 - GBP 59-135

Further information about our benefits can be found here

Additional Information

Closing date: 1st December (midnight GMT)
First interviews: 9th December 
Second Interviews (If called through): 19th December

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.