Vacancy for Knowledge Transfer Manager - Aviation

Posted on: 02/09/2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, with current and relevant knowledge and experience in aviation, to join the Transport Team at KTN.

Closing date: 1st October 2019

The successful candidate will support programmes of work focused on efficiency and decarbonisation improvements in the movement of people and freight by air. The role involves providing innovation support to companies working in the aviation sector and associated industries, driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promoting networking and enabling innovation.

The post involves working with Innovate UK, the Department for Transport (DfT), industry groups and across academia to deliver innovation programmes and support businesses to access relevant funding streams and catalyse new business partnerships. The successful candidate will have some experience of the aviation industry and understanding of the challenges for airports, airlines and associated industries.

The aim of the Transport Team is to support the UK’s mobility innovation agenda in relation to government’s Industrial Strategy including the Future of Mobility and Clean Growth Grand Challenges. The team covers all traditional transport modes, passenger and freight, whilst remaining agile to respond to new and emerging innovations (e.g. Hyperloop, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)).

The post holder will also be required to support aerospace related activities and work with colleagues across KTN (e.g. Manufacturing, Materials, Enabling Technologies).

Reporting to: Michelle Carter, Head of Transport

Grade: Salary £31,447 to £49,792 (depending on experience).

Location: Home or office-based with regular UK travel expected. KTN hub offices are in London, Harwell and Edinburgh.

Key accountabilities

  • Support development and implementation of future strategy and work programmes for aviation.
  • Support the development of cross-cutting application areas such as biofuels, data, robotics, AI, security and space for the benefit of aviation stakeholders by working with other staff in KTN.
  • Identify and monitor trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base.
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities for aviation related innovation.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and meetings.
  • Visit companies, research institutions and universities, in the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders, departments, forums, groups active in related areas.
  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges including delivering collaboration events.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK as sponsorship is not provided.

For a full job description, please click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by 1st October 2019.

Dates for interviews are: 10 & 11th October for phone interviews and 22 & 24 October for face to face interviews, location TBC.

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