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Project Manager - Innovation and Place (Ref R00399)

Project Manager – Innovation and Place

Job description

Job title: Project Manager
Team: Innovation and Place
Location: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, or Aberdeen with home working options
Salary: £44,276
Hours: Full time with flexible working options
Status: Permanent
Closing date: 10 March 2023
Job ref no: R00399

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's economic development agency. We're committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, helping create more quality jobs and a brighter future for every region.

Join our Innovation and Place Team and support the development and delivery of transformational place-based projects and programmes, designed to make Scotland the most innovative nation in the UK.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a project manager to deliver on our ‘innovative places’ ambitions. You’ll lead on the project management and governance of both infrastructure-based and research-focused projects.

Working with colleagues and regional and national partners, you’ll deliver outcomes that include jobs creation and carbon reduction. You’ll also manage and build relationships across a range of partnership groups, and provide expert advice on Scottish Enterprise and partner-led project development.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with partners on project and business case development
  • Developing an understanding of partners’ priorities and contributions
  • Monitoring and reporting on projects
  • Appointing and managing external technical consultants
  • Managing project budgets
  • Reporting against economic indicators
  • Articulating project outcomes - for example, jobs created and low carbon measures
  • Evaluating projects and capturing key learnings
  • Providing support to colleagues across Scottish Enterprise to deliver regional plans, Inward Investment Propositions and National Opportunity programmes

Who we're looking for

You’ll have an in-depth understanding of place-making within an economic development context, and demonstrable project management experience. You’ll have worked collaboratively in a challenging environment and be comfortable working independently, with the expertise to influence at all levels.

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

  • Managing high-level partnerships and building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • An understanding of Scotland’s national strategy for economic transformation and the ability to contextualise with Scottish Enterprise’s priorities
  • Demonstrable networking skills
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise

Ideally, but not essentially, you’ll also have:

  • A degree-level qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Knowledge and experience of working in partnership to deliver low carbon transition
  • An understanding of property development and project finance

How to apply

If you're interested in this role, please complete your application form by Friday 10 March 2023.

Interview dates:

  • First interview – Monday 20 March 2023
  • Second interview – Friday 31 March 2023

Our values

Being part of Scottish Enterprise means being open to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We support each other to reach our full potential. We celebrate shared success and learn together when things don’t go so well. And we always treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding. Together, we are the difference.

Apply now to keep building your future with us

At Scottish Enterprise, we’re proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience and thought is vital to the success of our vision for the future of every community across Scotland. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applicants from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required, not only during the application and assessment process but throughout employment with us.

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