Senior Research Project Manager – Bristol

Senior Research Project Manager

University of Bristol



The role

The Senior Project Manager will ensure the successful delivery of the REASON project, which is a £12m project, funded by the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT, formerly Department of Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS)). Based in the Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol, the role will have primary responsibility for the management and co-ordination of all matters relating to the project, including financial and resource management, producing reports and supporting strategic initiatives. To do so effectively, you will develop and manage relationships with organisations within the consortium as well as other key stakeholders.

REASON (Realising Enabling Architectures and Solutions for Open Networks)brings together an ecosystem representing the entire telecommunication R&D supply chain, including major mobile network equipment vendors, with a mission to innovate, develop, and industrialise technologies and solutions for future 6G telecommunication networks.

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for all management and operational matters relating to REASON. You will work with the Partnerships Manager and Project Officer to ensure that the project is successfully delivered within agreed limits for time, cost and quality. This will include implementing and monitoring of project plans, timetables, and the budgets, identifying opportunities for effective resource management, and managing risks, highlighting dependencies within the project and ensure activities are suitable and appropriate for the project.

Working closely with the Principal Investigator and other key colleagues of the project you will support the planning and delivery of a series of deliverables and milestones in a timely manner, facilitating workshops, meetings and events, and producing reports and papers, as well as implementing strategic initiatives. You will also liaise with colleagues working on another DCMS-funded project UKTIN (UK Telecoms Innovation Network), in which the University of Bristol is a significant partner, to ensure that these two closely related projects continue to align in their objectives and activities.

You should apply if

We are seeking a highly motivated, resilient and independent individual with a proven track record in managing large projects, involving multiple organisations and stakeholders – ideally both in academia and industry. Additionally, experience of working with a government funder would be beneficial.

You will have excellent organisation, planning and time management skills and be able to prioritise your workload when managing a large portfolio of complex activities. You will be able to work both in a team and on your own initiative. Strong communication, interpersonal, organisational and IT skills are essential.

This post is being offered on a full-time basis, with funding until the end of February 2025, which is when the project is due to end.

Additional information

For informal queries, please contact: Reiko Vermeulen [email protected]

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