Electronics Research and Development Manager

Our client is looking for a Research and Development Manager for a contract position, located in Aberdeen.

As the R&D Manager you will be responsible for managing the R&D department projects and staff as well as developing and leading the company’s new product ideation process and strategy.

Daily tasks will include managing all incoming requests for R&D assistance, monitoring and reporting on the progress of all R&D projects, liaising with the R&D team, and deploying R&D resources to meet fluid department demands.

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Key Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for all new requests for R&D assistance.
  • Project managing all R&D projects.
  • Planning, organising, and directing the completion of projects on time, on budget and within scope.
  • Working with stakeholders to manage and deliver on their expectations.
  • Managing and mentoring R&D staff including performance and appraisals.
  • Establishing and managing the R&D department budget.
  • Developing and leading the new product ideation process and strategy.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience of staff management.
  • Experience of R&D (preferably in a management role).
  • Experience of all stages of the new product ideation process from idea generation through to selection, implementation, and market introduction.
  • Have relevant technical, practical and scientific knowledge and ability.
  • Having transferrable experience outside of the oil and gas pipeline industry (e.g. renewables or utilities) would be beneficial.
  • Engineering background.
  • Degree educated.
  • Organised

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