R&D Project Manager

Salary Range: From: £30,737 To: £42,792

Are you an experienced R&D scientist or engineer who wants to develop new technologies to help resolve the impacts of mining? If so, this is a great opportunity to use your skills and expertise to help the Coal Authority deliver its innovative R&D programme.

Overview of role:

This is an exciting and challenging role within the Technical team of our Environment Department. The role will involve managing a diverse range of projects across the Authority's R&D programme including Mine Water Treatment, Public Safety & Subsidence and our Innovation programme. You will be expected to work with a range of partners and stakeholders including Universities, Water Companies, Regulators, Consultants and Contractors.

What we're looking for:

You'll be responsible for delivering R&D projects within the Authority's R&D programme and providing technical advice in your area of specialism so we're looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual with excellent communication skills and experience of delivering R&D projects in a commercial or academic environment.


Civil Service Pension, 27.5 days plus Bank Holidays + 6 days Flexi Leave, Performance Related Pay, Gym Membership contribution plus more

The Environment Department is responsible for addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain by developing new schemes and supporting the operation of over 70 existing mine water treatment schemes. It is made up of 3 teams - Technical, Contracts, Projects. You will also be working with colleagues in our Innovation Team.

"The role would ideally suit a scientist or engineer with a R&D project management background working in a water company, related consultancy or academia"

Due to the nature of the position the successful incumbent will be required to travel with approximately 3 site visits per month being undertaken across the UK. This would include attendance at site visits, off site meetings and client visits, when required. This may also require occasional overnight stays.

Due to organisational growth the need to travel on a national, or occasionally international basis exists and is approximately 5,000 miles per year.

You'll have:

  • a suitable degree (or equivalent qualification/experience) in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline (such as geoscience, chemistry, environmental science/engineering) and possibly postgraduate research qualifications
  • experience of R&D project management, including budgetary management and forecasting
  • a track record of successful delivery in an academic or industrial research environment
  • strong organisational skills and an eye for detail
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • an ability to manage and prioritise a diverse and challenging portfolio of activities

You'll be:

  • managing R&D projects or contributing to them by providing specialist scientific or analytical skills in your area of expertise.
  • supporting the Technical R&D manager to coordinate the Authority's R&D programme
  • providing technical advice in your area of expertise to operational and project managers working on large scale mine water treatment projects.
  • representing us at national and international conferences and project meetings
  • identifying and developing new R&D opportunities

Application should be received solely via our dedicated careers page - click apply button below

posted: 08 January 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.