Project officer opportunity at QuantIC

Published: 13 April 2022

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QuantIC have a vacancy opening for a new Project Officer - to be the main point of contact and provide day-to-day project management in support of QuantIC.

The aim of the project is to pioneer a family of multidimensional cameras operating across a range of wavelengths, time- scales, length-scales, creating a new industrial landscape for imaging systems and their applications in the UK. As part of a dynamic operations team based in the Advanced Research Centre, the post holder will work with academic and support staff across six-partner institutions to coordinate the project management and financial aspects of the £29m award.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities
1.      To support the Hub Programme Manager by providing day-to-day management of the project, including preparing timelines and budgets for the Hub. Identifying key milestones and project work plans, and ensuring that deadlines are met.
2.      Monitor project budgets, including expenditure from the six partner institutions and the Partnership Resource Fund for a total of £29M; analyse financial data and preparing reports.
3.      To identify and resolve a variety of issues using specialist knowledge and a high degree of initiative and to escalate to the QuantIC Programme Manager when required.
4.      To monitor and produce collated reports for all work packages and external projects and put forward recommendations to the Hub Programme Manager to anticipate project risks and delays and to minimise risks for the Hub and collaborating HEIs.
5.      To prepare reports on project status and prepare papers for the QuantIC Management Board, Strategic Advisory Board and Market Opportunities Panel.
6.      To assist with the collation of reporting information for promotional material and reviewing copy for accuracy.
7.      To be responsible for reviewing, amending and ensuring that project documents are complete and current.
8.      To prepare and deliver written and oral reports on finances and project outcomes as required by the Programme Manager, PI and Director.
9.      To administer and assist with the management of events including industry visits, scientific meetings and exhibitions
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary skills in a similar or number of different roles.  OR Degree, VQ4 or equivalent in a relevant subject with experience of personal development in a similar or related role.
A2 Knowledge and understanding of project management practices.
A3 Operational knowledge of financial management systems and of financial administration procedures.
B1 Knowledge of Agresso.
C1 Project management skills, with experience of managing both small and large projects.
C2 Strong organisational and time management skills.
C3 Problem solving skills.
C4 Ability to analyse complex data from multiple sources and present it to a variety of audiences.
C5 Proven high-level communication skills and ability to interact with people at all level of seniority within the organisation.
C6 Highly developed IT skills, particularly database and Excel related.
C7 Ability to assess risks and financial implications.
C8 Attention to detail.
D1 Event management skills.
E1 Demonstrable experience of successfully managing projects that involve complex planning or substantial vocational and relevant management experience in an appropriate area.
E2 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy.
E3 Experience of working in a research-intensive environment.
E4 Experience of tracking budgets.
E5 Experience of overseeing work of staff.
F1 Experience of working in a Higher Education Sector.
F2 Experience of assisting in the planning, management and execution of events.
F3 Experience of communicating research activities to an external audience.
Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 7,  £36,382 - £40,927 per annum.
This post is full time (35 hours per week) and has funding available until November 2024 in the first instance.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the University Superannuation Scheme.  Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
It is the University of Glasgow mission is to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.
Closing date: 24 April 2022
To apply, click here

First published: 13 April 2022