Bids and Proposals Development Officer (292244)
 

Salary range: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum
FTE: 1.0 (35 hours per week)
Term: Open-ended 
Closing date: 07 August 2020

The Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) wishes to appoint a Bids and Proposals Development Officer as part of our growing business development team. Working with the Senior Business Development Manager and the PNDC team, the post holder will work to identify and secure funding for research and innovation projects. The PNDC offers a dynamic and varied work environment, providing the post holder the opportunity to be involved in leading edge work within the energy sector. As part of the University of Strathclyde (Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year 2019 and Scottish University of the Year 2020), the PNDC can offer a wide range of benefits to the post holder, including a generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme, and discounted on access to state-of-the-art Strathclyde Sport gym and leisure facilities.

The work will involve: 
• Developing relationships with new industrial stakeholder contacts with the support of the Senior Business Development Manager. 
• Establishing the technical and business needs and innovation opportunities for potential partner companies.
• Matching partner needs with available solutions in the PNDC, and identifying opportunities for growth/change in PNDC with the support of the Senior Business Development Manager. 
• Leading the writing of bids and proposals in response to industrial tenders or public funding calls, with the support of technical experts.

This role is aimed at proactive, bold, ambitious individuals, who can demonstrate an aptitude for turning technical and business issues into practical action plans which can be supported by commercial clients. 
To be considered for this role you will have the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a Degree level qualification, potentially in an engineering or business discipline, and be expected to demonstrate an enthusiasm for innovation and an interest in the energy sector and be able to convey a level of credibility in discussing these subjects.

The successful applicant will have previous experience writing project proposals, working with companies and external organisations to deliver successful outcomes. 

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) has been established in Wardpark North near Cumbernauld. The PNDC is a world-class facility with dedicated staff that will accelerate the adoption of new, 'smart' technologies within advanced energy systesm, supporting the increased accommodation of renewable energy, electric vehicles and low-carbon heating sources. The £12.5 million Centre - the first of its kind in Europe – has been founded by the University of Strathclyde and leading energy companies including Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), with support from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council.

For informal enquiries, please contact Steven Whyte, Senior Business Development Manager, steven.r.whyte@strath.ac.uk.

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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department/School
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Staff Category
Administrative and Professional Services
Type of Employment
Open-ended
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary range: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum
FTE: 1.0 (35 hours per week)
Term: Open-ended 
Closing date: 07 August 2020

The Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) wishes to appoint a Bids and Proposals Development Officer as part of our growing business development team. Working with the Senior Business Development Manager and the PNDC team, the post holder will work to identify and secure funding for research and innovation projects. The PNDC offers a dynamic and varied work environment, providing the post holder the opportunity to be involved in leading edge work within the energy sector. As part of the University of Strathclyde (Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year 2019 and Scottish University of the Year 2020), the PNDC can offer a wide range of benefits to the post holder, including a generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme, and discounted on access to state-of-the-art Strathclyde Sport gym and leisure facilities.

The work will involve: 
• Developing relationships with new industrial stakeholder contacts with the support of the Senior Business Development Manager. 
• Establishing the technical and business needs and innovation opportunities for potential partner companies.
• Matching partner needs with available solutions in the PNDC, and identifying opportunities for growth/change in PNDC with the support of the Senior Business Development Manager. 
• Leading the writing of bids and proposals in response to industrial tenders or public funding calls, with the support of technical experts.

This role is aimed at proactive, bold, ambitious individuals, who can demonstrate an aptitude for turning technical and business issues into practical action plans which can be supported by commercial clients. 
To be considered for this role you will have the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a Degree level qualification, potentially in an engineering or business discipline, and be expected to demonstrate an enthusiasm for innovation and an interest in the energy sector and be able to convey a level of credibility in discussing these subjects.

The successful applicant will have previous experience writing project proposals, working with companies and external organisations to deliver successful outcomes. 

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) has been established in Wardpark North near Cumbernauld. The PNDC is a world-class facility with dedicated staff that will accelerate the adoption of new, 'smart' technologies within advanced energy systesm, supporting the increased accommodation of renewable energy, electric vehicles and low-carbon heating sources. The £12.5 million Centre - the first of its kind in Europe – has been founded by the University of Strathclyde and leading energy companies including Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), with support from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council.

For informal enquiries, please contact Steven Whyte, Senior Business Development Manager, steven.r.whyte@strath.ac.uk.

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