KTP Research Associate (Innovation Coordinator and Change Manager) (163416)
Salary Range: £27k-£34k p.a. Depending on relevant experience plus £5k development budget FTE :1 Term: Fixed (30 months) Closing Date: 11/11/2018 This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate to work with Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way project between a graduate, a business and a university. Graduates are recruited to manage strategic projects within the company, while being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor. It is expected that the candidate will have either a Master’s degree with relevant Industrial experience and/or a PhD in a specialist area. Honours graduates will only be considered with associated industrial background. The successful candidate will lead an ambitious project to bring about new innovation management practices and culture change. The Associate will take ownership of activities that are core to the development of the organisation’s innovation strategy, providing the opportunity to apply current knowledge as well as develop new skills. Applicants should have strong inter-personal skills as this post requires an individual who is confident and has the ability to communicate clearly and effectively to people in all levels of the organisation. It would also be an advantage to hold a clean drivers licence, as there may be some occasional travel within the UK. SPEN is an Electricity Distribution and Transmission Network Operator for Central and Southern Scotland and Merseyside, North Wales and Chester, It is part of the Scottish Power group. It supplies 3.5 million customers, with a network value of over £10bn. Innovation is central to SPEN’s ability to provide continuous high quality customer service and reduce costs, while facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy. Innovation is central to identify new approaches and solutions for the efficient operation and management of the network. The successful candidate will undertake a thirty month collaborative project, based between the Scottish Power headquarters in the city centre and Ochil House, Hamilton International Business Park. The project will build upon current innovation activities undertaken in SPEN; assessing, refining and building on initiatives and processes for innovation. You will be instrumental in the design and development of a tailored process for innovation management, from ideation, to concept and through to delivery. This important strategic change project will transform culture, embed innovation as business as usual and ensure SPEN’s sustainability as the energy landscape evolves. You will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly valued specialist innovation management skills, broaden knowledge and experience within a complex industrial sector and be supported by commercial and academic mentors. Over and above these professional development opportunities, the post includes a generous personal development budget and an opportunity to register for a postgraduate research qualification. With the support of academic experts and a KTP Adviser this is an excellent opportunity which offers an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role. Formal interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday, 4 December 2018. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Beverly Wagner, ( / 0141 548 3246).