Employer: Heriot-Watt University
Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927
Position type: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term (29/07/2022)*
Closing date: 31st October 2021 23:59 (UK time)
Job Ref: 1540
ETP Business Development Manager Posts are fixed term posts that are part-funded by the 2014 – 2020 European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF). Successful candidates will work 100% of their time on activity related to the Energy Technology Partnership: Knowledge Exchange Partnership Phase 3 Programme.
*While this is a fixed term appointment, funding cases are in development which could lead to this opportunity extending.
Working within the Heriot-Watt Research Engagement Team as a member of the existing ETP Business Development Team the post holder will be responsible for building mutually beneficial relationships across the Energy sector that lead to impactful, income generating partnerships with businesses and academia that broadly support the mission of the ETP and the Energy Efficiency in Buildings theme.
A key aspect of this broad role will be facilitating successful business-university collaborations, identifying EU, UK & International funding opportunities for such collaboration and driving these bids to successful completion, developing networks, as well as stimulating innovative advanced manufacturing projects and cross-disciplinary collaborations that support Energy research with other areas of expertise within the ETP University partners.
Within the KEN programme the BDM will connect Scottish SMEs which are developing new low carbon energy products/services with University Research Groups to carry out innovative development work. This work is conducted under the category of Knowledge Exchange between the SME and the University Researchers. BDMs manage the KE process between the parties and help them make applications to ETP’s Industry Engagement Fund and follow this through to successful submission.
Qualifications/ Experience Required
BDMs must normally be Graduates in an Engineering/Science discipline with at least 3 year’s work experience in a relevant field. A higher level Degree in Sustainable Energy/Renewable Energy or similar would be highly advantageous. Relevant experience fields would be in the Energy Sector, Engineering, Contracts Management or Business Development.
BDMs must be self-motivated and able to make new business connections. They must be able to engage with both SME and University staff and also be able to bring the parties together successfully to carry out Knowledge Exchange work funded by ETP Grant funding. They must have a genuine interest in the development of renewable energy technologies and their links to zero carbon emissions in Scotland.
To apply for this role on the Heriot-Watt University website, please click here and search for the Vacancy Reference 1540.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Mr Brian Cross, ETP Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.