Rolls-Royce UTC Senior Research Project Manager


The role

You will facilitate the successful delivery of the Rolls-Royce Composites University Technology Centre (UTC), a £15million, industrial-academic collaboration between the University of Bristol and Rolls-Royce plc. 

You will be managing, co-ordinating and advising on all administrative aspects such as planning, reporting, finance and budgets, recruitment and procurement.  You will be a key point of contact for internal and external researchers, collaborators, funders and support staff. You will develop and maintain good operational and management procedures in the UTC and ensuring that it delivers its technical objectives and meets funding and legal requirements.

The UTC is part of the Bristol Composites Institute, a University of Bristol Specialist Research Institute, currently comprising a core team of 30 academic staff and 170+ research staff and postgraduate students based in the Faculty of Engineering, with further academic staff affiliated to Bristol Composites Institute from departments across the University. 

What will you be doing?

  • Provide project management support, ensuring adherence to University policy and good practice, working in collaboration with relevant partners.
  • Be responsible for ownership, scheduling and delivery of the work programmes.
  • Plan and organise your own work activities as well as those of others to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategies and business plans, including future grant bids. 

You should apply if

  • You have a proven track record of extensive relevant experience in project management, ideally gained through managing research projects.
  • You have excellent organisation and project management skills.
  • You have a flexible approach to managing a constant and varied range of requests.
  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 

Additional information

School/Unit: Industrial Liaison Office, Faculty of Engineering 

For informal queries, please contact Emma Woodland –

To find out more about what it’s like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, and how the Faculty supports people to achieve their potential, please see our staff blog: 

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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