NGI Project Manager

Norwich, Norfolk
Competitive Salary
20 Dec 2017
29 Jan 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and versatile Project Manager to join the team at the John Innes Centre.

The John Innes Centre:

The John Innes Centre (JIC) is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, research, genetics and microbiology. Its research makes use of a wide range of disciplines in biological and chemical sciences, including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology, computational and mathematical biology. About 400 people work in JIC which is based in Norwich Research Park, Norfolk NR4 7UH.  Please see for further information

The Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) Programme:

JIC is establishing a Programme Office for its Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) programme, which is intended to draft proposals for the development of a new 30,000sqm research facility for occupation by JIC and The Sainsbury Lab (TSL) in the Research Park.  This is an exciting time for this nationally-recognised research institution, as it brings together its vision for future generations of scientists.

The Programme Office is dedicated to drafting outline proposals for a new development, an operational strategy, and a business case, which will be taken forward for funding by government and other interests during 2018.  This work will include regular engagement with internal and external scientific and other stakeholders and users, and working with external building design and other professionals.  The nature of the programme will require professionalism, flexibility and imagination from the Project Manager, in responding to changing circumstances and new challenges.

The Project Manager Role:

The Project Manager role will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the external project team for the design of new facilities, and for interaction with other relevant internal and external parties. This will be a key role at the heart of the Next Generation Infrastructure programme.

Specific duties of the role will also include:

  • Ensure best-practice measures for project management are established and maintained.
  • Draft, update and monitor all time-based schedules and programmes to ensure the timely running of the project and achievement of key milestones
  • Ensure that a full suite of project management tools is drafted, updated and monitored including quality plans, change controls, risk management etc
  • Maintain budget and regularly report on project expenditure and cash-flow for the project work

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this role, candidates must possess a Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent. They must also have several years experience of management experience, including responsibilities for manahement of: design, budget, schedule, quality and external contacts.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,150 to £47,850 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This post is for a contract of 18 months.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click the apply button or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 quoting reference 1003378.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The John Innes Centre is also proud to hold a Gold Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The closing date for applications will be 29th January 2018.


The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.