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Senior Project Manager 6G Projects

Surrey, United Kingdom
£66,857 to £76,857 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
26 Dec 2024

Institute for Communication Systems

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £66,857 to £76,857 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed Term Contract until 31/07/2025
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 12 January 2024
Interview Date:  Friday 26 January 2024
Reference:  069323

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively make a real difference.  

About us

ICS is the largest academic research institute in Europe specialising in all aspects of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). It is home to over 200 researchers with expertise in all communication and broadcasting systems and has developed the best in class large scale testbeds for research and innovation and enjoys the state-of-the-art lab and computing facilities.

Established in 2012, 5GIC is the world’s first dedicated centre in researching end-to-end aspects of 5G and works closely with national and international leading academic institutes and key industrial partners. In November 2020, 6GIC was officially launched with parallel research undertaken in both 5G+ and 6G for 2030+.

About the role 

The Institute of Communication Systems (ICS) home of the 5G/6G Innovation Centre (5G/6GIC) is looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager to oversee the technical management of key 6G projects within ICS. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Advising on the day-to-day review of 6G projects.
  • Providing a key point of contact with industry partners.
  • Manage the 6G projects under the guidance of the Director to support new Project Uses and identify business opportunities arising from the research.
  • Provide guidance, training and support to academics and researchers on potential IPRs and identify potential spin-off opportunities.
  • Help with writing patent applications.
  • Help with business models for spin-off companies.
  • Be fully aware of standardisation activities and convey the updates to academics and identify potential areas for active contributions to standards arising from research.
  • Identify funding opportunities in UK, industry and EC and develop high quality proposals.

About you

Candidates need a PhD degree in wireless Communications and networking, plus a number of years' experience in similar or related roles.


Significant vocational experience, demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively more demanding relevant work/roles, and the acquisition of appropriate professional or specialist knowledge.

A full breakdown of the job criteria can be found in the attached job description.

To apply please attach a CV and Cover Letter.

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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