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Business Development Manager

Job Reference Number: UOS035099
Job Title: Business Development Manager
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Salary: £35,333 – £43,414 per annum, with potential to progress to £47,423
Closing Date: 24th November 2022

Looking for a role which is actively contributing to tackling climate change? Want to work with world-leading, cutting-edge technology research centres? The Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC) and Sustainable Aviation Fuel – Innovation Centre (SAF-IC) is looking for an enthusiastic Business Development Manager to join our team.

TERC is one of the largest and best-equipped zero-carbon energy, hydrogen, bioenergy, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and combustion pilot-scale research and development facilities in Europe. Through its state-of-the-art testing facilities, world-leading academic experts and flexible plug-and-play approach, it gives global, national and regional industries the opportunity to collaborate on zero- and low-carbon energy research, carry out vital R&D and test to de-risk the process of scaling up new technology.

SAF-IC is a bespoke research centre for the development and testing of sustainable aviation fuels. The centre will be the first of its kind in the UK to capture carbon dioxide, produce green hydrogen, convert them into sustainable aviation fuels and analyse their performance and technical sustainability in one single location. SAF-IC will also act as a clearing house to help producers and users of sustainable aviation fuels approve their products for application.

You will be responsible for development of the Centre’s strategic business development pjpeline, including delivery of outputs to meet ERDF funding requirements and delivery of business partner objectives. In addition this role will be expected to contribute to future grant funding opportunities; both bid writing and also if grants are successful driving forward related business outputs.

Holding a good honours degree (or equivalent experience), you will join a growing team who reports to the Head of Finance and Commercial for TERC and SAF-IC. You will have an influential position with an opportunity to make a visible difference. If you value engineering and its impact, if you build effective relationships, if you are motivated by securing opportunities, and if you enjoy writing compelling propositions, then you will thrive in this role.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, flexible working, a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. This role is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.