RAS & AI Initiative Delivery Coordinator

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
06 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

RAS & AI Initiative Delivery Coordinator
Centre: Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) (
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (
Staff Category:    Administrative and Professional
Reference No:    147757
Reports To:    Executive Director, Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe)
Grade:    7
Salary Range:    £31604 - £38833 (£12,641 - £15,533 pro rata
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (12 months)
FTE:    0.4 (14 hours/week)
Closing Date    Monday, 27 August 2018

The Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) is a pan-Scotland alliance comprising of ten Scottish universities engaged in world-class engineering research. SRPe works strategically with industry and government to build upon and grow Scotland’s engineering excellence to drive our global competitiveness and socio-economic impact. We drive increased engineering research collaboration and knowledge exchange across academia, industry and the public sector through cohesive technology strategy and pooling of capabilities and resources in engineering RD&D. 

SRPe plan to deliver a ‘Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Industrial Impact Acceleration Initiative’, which will focus on the development of academic-industry collaborations and proposals to grow Scotland’s position as an internationally recognised centre of excellence in RAS and AI. 

This presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced project/proposals management professional of high calibre who is looking to make a significant contribution within a high impact organisation whilst continuing to grow and develop professionally.

As the RAS & AI Initiative Delivery Coordinator you will play a critical role in supporting the Project Lead (Dr Caroline Cantley, SRPe Executive Director) and the Academic Lead (Professor Yvan Petillot, Heriot-Watt University) in coordinating a network of academic and industrial partners, supporting the planning and delivery of a series of scoping workshops, and managing the development and submission of three large-scale multi-disciplinary collaborative proposals in key priority areas. 

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant discipline, with significant, relevant experience within an engineering / technical environment in the higher education, industrial or public sectors. You will have extensive experience across proposal development, strategic project delivery, workshop / event management, financial management and general business management. In addition to having excellent organisational skills, planning skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills and a wide range of IT skills you must have the versatility and drive to embrace new challenges. You must be able to operate with a high degree of flexibility and have the ability to adapt comfortably to new situations and challenges whilst maintaining a positive and enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude. In addition to being a team-player you must be able to take on tasks as required for effective delivery and you must be able to operate with a high level of motivation, personal responsibility and initiative. You must be experienced, comfortable and effective in interacting and working closely and collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders across a wide range of backgrounds and sectors, with varying degrees of understanding, various perspectives and at a range of levels, including senior / executive level. 

The RAS & AI Initiative Delivery Coordinator will be based within the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) at the Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow and will be expected to work periodically at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics at Heriot-Watt University, where the Academic Lead is based, and to attend meetings and workshops at other SRPe partner institutions across Scotland.  

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