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A rare opportunity is available to someone who would relish the challenge of working in a fast-paced start up style environment embracing both technical and customer facing activities.
Ricardo Innovations Division is building a dynamic and high achieving team at its Midlands Technical Centre based in Leamington Spa working with Technology Leaders in their field in disruptive technology areas. The current focus is the commercialisation of wind turbine load bearing sensor technology working with multinational divisions of major conglomerates.
Another current focus area is in automated vehicles where the team are conducting research and developing a strategic relationship with a major industry player based in Silicon Valley.
The team urgently needs a light touch agile Programme Manager to complete the group. They need someone where character and aptitude are the key success criteria. A can-do, JDI attitude is key as is personal resilience and an ability to apply technical knowledge and experience to unfamiliar technologies and business areas. An ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems and challenges would be a major advantage.
This is a high velocity and varied role embracing all aspects of business i.e. project management (owning the plan, the to do list, the short- and long-term objectives and deliverables, and the resource planning), relationships with suppliers and customers, technical discussions, problem solving etc...
In an ideal world this person would have a good mechanical engineering background and have experience of manufacturing processes relating to metals, plastics and composites. Likewise, knowledge of precision rotating machinery, mechanisms and structures is an advantage.