R&D Manager

Recruiter
Ceema Recruitment
Location
Cambridgeshire
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
R&D Manager 50 - 60k This is a new position working for a fast growing and progressive robotics and automation solution provider. You will be a self-motivated, experienced researcher in robotics engineering with strong project management skills to support the Technical Director in his role to accelerate the impact of work in new and challenging robot application scenarios. You will be responsible to the Technical Director for active involvement in and management of the core engineering team researching in design and development of new robotic applications and embedded systems. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's premier established SMEs and currently focusing on hazardous and service robot domains. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate initiative, have good organisational and time management skills and an ability to work under pressure. Key Responsibilities: * Manage and coordinate the technical team activities related to electrical, mechanical and software engineering for performing tasks on collaborative projects and progress achieved as planned * Lead developments to produce embedded computer solutions based innovations for supporting the company's projects and product development activities * Preparation and submission of project progress reports to strict deadlines * Project dissemination, exploitation planning and execution * Oral and written communications with project partners and funding bodies * Assist in creation of concepts to formulate R&D proposals for submission to funding bodies Required Experience and Qualifications: * Excellent qualifications in Mechanical, Electronics, Mechatronics Engineering or related discipline * PhD in Robotics or Control related covering theory and practical aspects preferred * Practical research experience, preferably in industrial applications related to robots and robotic systems design, covering as many phases of the full robot design cycle * Extensive project and team management experience working on European Commission and Innovate UK funded projects * Proficient in Microsoft Office software packages including Microsoft Project * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Excellent organisation and time-management skills * Ability to work under pressure, unsupervised, using own initiative but closely as part of a team * Attention to detail and accuracy * A team player to facilitate project operations effectively