National Physical Laboratory
About the Role
From high energy density batteries to water electrolysers and biomedical sensors, electrochemistry is the fundamental science that underpins many of the technologies driving us towards an environmentally conscious and prosperous future. Development of these critical technologies relies on high quality electrochemical measurements, generating accurate and reproducible data. As world leaders in electrochemical metrology (the science of electrochemical measurement) NPL’s Electrochemistry Group works with world-leading academic groups and industrial partners to support fundamental scientific developments and solve real-world technology challenges.
As Senior Delivery Manager, you’ll liaise closely with team members to ensure the group’s portfolio of products and services delivers to expectations and that every opportunity is realised – including identifying improvements and opportunities for continued growth. You’ll take a holistic view of the products and services within your portfolio – to check that we’re maximising every opportunity and that everything’s being delivered as it should be. Building relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be essential.
You will have some line management responsibilities – motivating staff, carrying out reviews and developing their potential and encouraging them to work together and model NPL’s values. There is also scope for the role to develop into one which helps to identify and win new opportunities.
We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance – if you are looking for full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where it is business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in. In addition, there is a wide range of benefits available to you as an NPL employee.
You will need to be an experienced Delivery Manager. So, a proven background of delivering complex business and technical projects using internal and external suppliers is essential. A natural leader, you must have experience of managing people, which means you’ll need superb communication, organisation and influencing skills. Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know; we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no need.
Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.
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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK.
NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.
At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.
We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits . Our values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.
To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.