Knowledge Transfer Manager – Power Electronics

Human Resources
Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected
£30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)
21 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose 

This post will act as a focus for the KTN expertise in Power Electronics Technologies.  The position will deliver knowledge transfer and other activities aimed at stimulating innovation in Power Electronics Technologies and Power Electronics Applications to grow the UK economy. An important part will be working across sectors to increase uptake of the Power Electronics technology in the UK. 

Reporting to: Head of Enabling Technologies

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager £30,000 - £47,500 (depending on experience)

Location: Home or office based working with considerable UK travel expected

Scope: Power Electronics

The role will provide general support across the Enabling Technologies team, but focusing on Power Electronics and Power Electronic systems including all aspects of Power Electronics such as:

• Advanced Materials such as GaN and SiC.

• Components such as IGBTs, Power MOSFETs and passives.

• Subsystems such as motor drives, converters, inverters, power management and protection systems.

• Sector specific Power System Applications such electricity generation and distribution, electrification of aviation, road, rail and marine and the built environment.

• The application areas are very broad and close working relationships across KTN teams will be required to pave the way for Power Electronics technology application into the sectors.

The role requires meeting KTN KPIs with particular attention to business interaction, Innovate UK support and engagement with relevant Research Councils. 

Key accountabilities 

• Support to KTN and Innovate UK delivery plans.

• Building and maintaining a community, including having a good understanding of the innovation landscape in the area, working particularly with the Power Electronics Stakeholders and key networking organisations in Power Electronics.

• Company engagement focussing on highly innovative companies.

• Manage specific tasks, including cross sector projects.

• Facilitative networking across communities and inspiring colleagues across KTN, marrying up end-user requirements for Power Electronics and Power Electronic systems with new capabilities. Facilitative networking across communities.

• Reporting and KPIs.

Job responsibilities 

Job responsibilities include but not limited to: 

• To lead and be a team member in specific tasks which direct and exploit new technologies for Power Electronics applications.

• To develop and maintain knowledge of high growth potential businesses in the Power Electronics and Power Electronic systems sector.

• To directly engage with businesses providing support through making new connections and collaborations, both within and across evolving supply chains, and providing access to funding.

• To engage businesses with relevant UK research and innovation assets, including Catapults and other Centres of Excellence.

• To track progress of businesses to determine outcomes resulting from KTN interventions, seeking case studies and metrics (KPI) capture.

• To maintain a strong relationship with relevant counterparts in Innovate UK, Research Councils and other relevant stakeholders.

• To plan and deliver dissemination, scoping and networking meetings, encouraging cross-community involvement where possible.

• To seek opportunities for KTN with potential for new revenue.

• To enthusiastically contribute to KTN wide internal communications and projects, helping colleagues as required.

• To support KPI delivery and provide regular reporting of activity and outcomes.

Experience and qualifications

• Good contacts within the UK Power Electronics community.

• Worked in at least one of the Power Electronics areas.

• Normally degree qualified or higher (or equivalent) and with industrial experience. 

• Demonstrated experience in delivering knowledge transfer in Power Electronics and/or Power Electronic systems.

• Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, with good external profile.


• This role requires a highly motivated, self-starting and results oriented individual with a good understanding of commercial issues or a desire and the ability to learn on the job.

• Must be a good communicator with well developed written and verbal skills, able to translate complex topics for a broad audience.

• Must be a good listener - able to interact with and understand the needs and capabilities of a wide variety of clients.

• Flexible, reliable and adaptable with good interpersonal and time management skills.

• Comfortable working autonomously with little supervision or as a team member as required.

• Must be proficient in normal office software tools with excellent administrative and organisational skills.

• Sound scientific knowledge across a range of disciplines, highly numerate.

• Holder of a driving licence preferred, a willingness to travel by public transport or by own car is required as post involves considerable travel including overnight at times.



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