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Head of Major Projects

About the role

Edinburgh Innovations Limited (EI) is The University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service and works with major industrial partners to deliver projects across all industries, building innovative ideas using the right technologies, expertise and facilities at the University.  EI has enjoyed 4 years of consecutive growth and is looking to build on this.

EI is seeking a leader for its Major Projects Team; reporting directly to the CEO and leading a high performing team of 10 highly experienced and talented members of staff.

The post-holder will create, lead and deliver a strategic plan which will deliver significant numbers of new, major projects (a major project defined as > £3M, target is £15M per annum of new projects by 2023) in partnership with academic colleagues and external industrial partners.

A respected leader, the post-holder will have strong interpersonal skills including motivational, negotiation, influencing and networking both nationally and internationally.

We are looking for candidates with a strong commercial/sales background who can win and develop bids for projects with key industrial partners.  Sector experience in IT, Communications or Engineering would be highly relevant.

As a valued member of Edinburgh Innovations you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement (40 days per year including public holidays), defined contribution pension scheme (Employer Contribution 14% and Employee Contribution 4.5% of salary), staff discounts, flexible working and much more.

To apply, please send your CV to A full candidate brochure is available to download here.