Royal Academy Of Engineering
£34,542 + excellent benefits
Building & Construction, Business Management, Civil, Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Environmental, Graduate - Multi Discipline, Mechanical, Process/Chemical, Reliability, Software, Systems Design, Testing, Electronic
As Programme Manager, you will develop and deliver the Engineering X Safer Complex Systems mission - a £5 million multi-year mission that seeks to enhance the safety and resilience of critical infrastructure systems globally, which people really on to survive, stay safe and maintain a good quality of life.
In this role, you will develop innovative education tools to influence engineering education, as well as supporting advocacy and exploring novel governance solutions towards safer complex systems, including through the development of regional complex systems hubs around the world. You will manage the mission activities, including programmes, events, communications and the development of resources and evidence. You will develop exciting global partnerships across industry, academia, government and more.
You will work with our community of experts from around the world and our programme board, chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng, former Chair of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive. You will line manage the Safer Complex Systems Programme Officer and be involved in the recruitment of this post, presenting an exciting opportunity to help shape the team and develop a new member of staff. You will work with the friendly Engineering X team to meet our overall objectives.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with experience of managing projects, budgets and partnerships, and who is ready to design and manage a complementary family of initiatives, including grants, fellowship programmes, and evidence and insight, aimed at improving the safer management of complex systems globally. You will have a commitment to diversity and inclusion and a conviction that listening to a diverse range of voices and stakeholders results in improved outcomes. Naturally, you’ll be highly organised with excellent time management skills and an effective communicator – both verbally and in writing.
You will have workable knowledge of systems thinking or management of complex systems, and the desire to develop this into how systems thinking, engineering and technology can contribute to tackling global challenges.
Above all, we are looking for someone with initiative, flexibility, and the drive to learn new skills to help us make the world a safer and more sustainable place for all. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
Who are we?
The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.
Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?
We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.
Engineering X is one of the Academy’s most exciting ventures. Engineering ingenuity delivers huge improvements in people’s lives the world over, but the ever-increasing complexity of engineered systems and of global supply chains from creation through to end of life threatens to outpace our ability to manage them safely and for the benefit of all. This risk is exacerbated by existing inequalities and weaknesses in skills and governance. Engineering X builds on and extends the Academy’s extraordinary international network of experts to develop a global community committed to owning, understanding and addressing this issue. It enables engineers to play a fuller role addressing some of the most critical global challenges. We are a warm, enthusiastic, and dedicated team working collaboratively to influence change where it is most needed.
The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits, including:
Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.
For more information and to apply, please visit our careers portal.
Closing date: 19th June 2022.
Interview dates: 23 & 24 June 2022 (held virtually).