Project Manager for The Centre in Advanced Fluid Engineering for Digital Manufacturing
University of Manchester, Department of Science & Engineering
United Kingdom

The School of CEAS has a vacancy for a full-time Project Manager to manage the EPSRC Prosperity Centre in Advanced Fluid Engineering for Digital Manufacturing (CAFE4DM) and is a fixed term position ending 31st December 2022. This post is part of a large collaborative project involving University of Manchester and Unilever together with the University of Cambridge and ISIS and aims to develop an understanding of formulated products in order to implement Industry 4.0 into the process industry sector.  CAFE4DM involves a total of 33 academics, research scientists and engineers across the 3 Institutions and Unilever and will involve co-ordination and interactions with a wider number of other consortium members and stakeholders.


You will be a highly organised, resourceful and proactive individual with a proven ability to develop strong working relationships in a research intensive academic environment.  You will be responsible for overall project management of the Centre under the guidance of the lead academic and industrial PIs, and help maintain the governance, management structure, research team, confidentiality agreements, web presence and key performance indicators to track performance against the research objectives and pathways to impact. Although you will primarily be based in The University of Manchester you will also have the opportunity to spend time working in Unilever with a broad cross section of industrialists.


As you will liaise with a wide range of people at all levels including colleagues from across the Faculty, collaborative industrial and academic institutions, excellent communication and networking skills are essential. You will be required to work with minimal supervision and be able to deal with multiple demands in a calm and professional manner. You will hold a graduate qualification and have experience of project management, research grant administration, liaising with funding and external collaborative industrial and academic partners, organising major networking events (including both national and international participants) and key stakeholder meetings as well as experience of financial administration and proven leadership and teamwork.  You will need to be self-motivated and be able to work flexibly to match the varied time demands of the role.  Experience of website development would also be considered beneficial.


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Susan Davis


Tel: 0161 306 8856

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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