Technical Project Manager - Special Projects

Date:  15 Sep 2023

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  NanoScience

Unique orders, require unique solutions.  This is an opportunity for a Technical Project Manager to join the Special Projects Team, where you will be managing custom customer projects and development of current and new products.


The opportunity


This is an exciting and broad-ranging role where you will be deployed across a range of activities.


For custom customer projects, you will follow the order fulfilment process, supporting the initial enquiry and then leading the project through the design, build and test phases before supporting the on-site installation.


For product development and new projects, you will be responsible for all aspects of a product lifecycle as defined by the Development Gate Process.  This includes initial discussion of the market requirement, evaluation of technology options with the R&D team, the product specification, design, legislative compliance issues and the transition to manufacture with the assistance of other departmental heads.


About You


To be successful in this role you will need extensive experience in product or equipment design, ideally within a complex manufacturing environment, together with previous experience of project management.  You will have experience of managing the full lifecycle of a product from concept design to being accepted by a customer. It would be ideal if you have experience of working with magnetics, cryogenic systems and resource management. Your ability to spot risks within a project and mitigate those is essential, as well as being diligent in planning and administering a project.  Your passion for technology, ability to understand complex scientific instruments and resilient nature will contribute to your success in this position.  A relevant degree in engineering and a project management qualification would also be desirable.




In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments offers flexible working hours and a half-day on Fridays. We also offer 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements. We also invest in our talented employees by supporting them in their ongoing career and development so that they reach their full potential. We care and work hard to provide a workplace where you can grow and learn.  #LI-JR1