Project Manager (Flood Resilience Innovation Centre)

University of Hull
Hull, United Kingdom
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Building on its strengths in flooding, geoscience, climate change, logistics and computer science, the University of Hull is establishing a Flood Resilience Innovation Centre (FLIC) to provide a nucleation hub for research and innovation focused on flood risk and resilience. The centre will support business innovation through a comprehensive Research and Development service, enabling innovation in flood resilience, mitigation, management and response.    

The £3.4M Flood Resilience Innovation Centre (FLIC) will be based within the University’s Energy & Environment Institute and is supported through £1.9M in funding from the European Regional Development Fund. FLIC will deliver a programme of R&D and Innovation (RDI) support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Humber region and help SMEs access University expertise through collaborative RDI projects and access to specialist equipment procured as part of the project.  Collaborative projects and partnerships may also involve large companies and other research organisations where appropriate.  

The University is now recruiting the FLIC team to innovate, develop and commercialise new products, services and processes addressing flood risk and resilience.  The full team will comprise one Project Manager, one Business Development Manager, three Technical Research Managers, two Researchers, one Finance and Audit Officer and one Administration Officer.  

We are seeking a talented and experienced individual for the following vacancy:

FLIC Project Manager (ref AE0164) – will have overall responsibility for delivering the FLIC project. The FLIC Project Manager will lead the team, manage and promote FLIC and its support programme, manage finance, administration, relevant project procurements and ensure compliance with funder requirements.  The post holder will work to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of contracted outputs and targets, working closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

The position is fixed term as outlined in the Job Description, with the possibility of extension subject to funding and project requirements.  

For further information about the Energy and Environment Institute visit:

Other team roles are being recruited and advertised separately.   

Interviews will be held during week commencing 8th July 2019 or week commencing 15th July 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to deliver a short presentation as part of the interview process. 

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Maggie McGowan, Director of Research & Innovation, in the first instance -