Innovation Project Managers

London (Central), London (Greater)
£38,500 - £43,430
30 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Innovation Project Managers

£38,500 - £43,430 (SEO)


Support innovations that deliver low-carbon energy

About us

From backing new ways of generating and storing energy, to driving efficiency and performance in energy use, our projects are critical to achieving a low-carbon future and putting the UK at the forefront of energy innovation. We are Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy (SICE), a multi-disciplinary directorate of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Our responsibilities include the delivery and management of a £505 million Energy Innovation Programme, running to March 2021. 

The role

We have opportunities across several teams in SICE, each focused on different low-carbon energy themes including nuclear, smart energy, built environment and cross-cutting energy innovation. You will develop and manage a portfolio of projects, which will include engaging industry, academia and other partners, and undertaking competitions to allocate funding for the development of technologies and business models. Your work will involve identifying innovation needs, overseeing delivery, including robust financial oversight and control, and communicating the aims and outcomes of the innovation programme to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for technical project managers to run exciting innovation projects and competitions within the £505m portfolio.

Responsibilities include:

• Developing proposals and business cases for new innovation programmes;

• Securing BEIS or cross-Government approval for new programmes;

• Engaging industry/academia and other partners to develop interest

• Undertaking competitions which allocate funding to industry and academia for the development of innovative, low carbon energy technologies and business models;

• Monitoring and overseeing the successful delivery of these development activities;

• Managing risk and reporting on progress through BEIS governance processes; and

• Programme evaluation and closure.


As a Civil Service employee, you’ll be entitled to a large range of benefits, including:

  • Regular performance and development reviews
  • 25 days of annual leave on entry, increasing to 30 days after 5 years
  • One further day paid privilege entitlement to mark the Queen’s Birthday
  • Flexible working patterns including part- time or time-term working
  • Generous paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Interest-free season ticket and bicycle loans
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme

Closing date: 16 May 2019.

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