Collaborative R&D - Project Delivery Manager


Job summary

Jaguar Land Rover
£53,200 - £75,000 DOE
Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

REQ ID: 87871
JOB TITLE: Collaborative R&D - Project Delivery Manager
SALARY: £53,200 - £75,000 DOE
POSTING END DATE: 06/07/2022
LOCATION: Warwickshire
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.


The is an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager with a background in delivery of cross-functional projects with multi-stakeholder requirements. The primary purpose of the role within Research is to manage the planning and delivery of collaborative R&D projects working cross-functionally, with partner organisations in industry and academia, and leveraging government funding to accelerate and scale up R&D projects.

This role will contribute to the development of collaborative R&D strategies to support Research Strategy / Technology Roadmap requirements and support the establishment and delivery of new funded collaborations and projects. The strategy and resulting projects directly support REIMAGINE and REFOCUS priorities, e.g Electrification, Connected and Autonomous Mobility, Sustainability and Hydrogen.

This opportunity is instrumental for driving Jaguar land Rover to become one of the most innovative companies in the world while working at the intersection of government, academia, start-ups and internal stakeholders to bring to life cutting-edge deep technologies. The successful candidate will be getting exposure to senior leaders both internally and externally and will have an impact on UK innovation and research as a whole.

The Research team is based in the state-of-the-art National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) at the University of Warwick, where the teams are delivering innovation for use on future Jaguar Land Rover products. This role is based in the Collaborative R&D team and will work alongside research project delivery teams at NAIC and across other sites.


  • Develop and deliver collaborative research and development projects to meet product and service goals with partner and stakeholder support.
  • Working with technical leads and other business functions, manage the establishment, contract management and delivery readiness of successful project bids.
  • Manage grant income forecasting, claims, audit and recovery.
  • Contribute to the development of Collaborative R&D strategies, technology roadmaps and planning.
  • Manage the resolution of key project and funding challenges.
  • Support key external stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Develop, coach, motivate, lead, recruit and retain research and innovation talent
  • Meet departmental scorecard targets and ensure all staff have development plans in place




  • Previous experience in a project delivery role in engineering or automotive environment
  • Experience of collobration, cross functional team working
  • Strong stakeholder management skills 
  • Ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audience.
  • Knowledge of engineering disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Maths, Human Science
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred


  • Experience in delivering research and innovation projects in technology companies
  • Working knowledge of government policy development and funding
  • Previous experience of working with Universities and Research partners
  • Experience and track record in people development and team management

Personal Profile


  • An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable.
  • An individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning
  • A resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • An individual who can demonstrate good capability in leadership and management skills, who can motivate, develop and lead functional and cross-functional teams
  • An individual who has demonstrated to collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders in complex projects and environments


  • An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


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