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Vice General Manager

Location: OTHER

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 167355

Our Client is looking for a UK Vice General Manager to support in the vision to be a leading institution in China in terms of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector. Our client develops and delivers the most cutting-edge projects, focussing on the new technological frontiers identified across the sector.


The role will involve UK and China business engagement to support project opportunities in China





The UK Vice General Manager is a role that is focused on the business development of activities markets for offshore wind in China.

The Vice General Manager will support engagement with UK SMEs to assist project opportunities in China – in particular taking account management for several UK businesses wishing to develop collaborative technology opportunities in the emerging Asia Pacific Markets.

The Vice General Manager - will lead and support the development of detailed, well-structured and high-quality R&D bids, meeting all the necessary criteria for success and ensuring that the technical proposals submitted for public funding are aligned with the calls.

The Vice General Manager - will support the team in the development of project consortia, including relevant UK and international organisations and industry partners.





Key Responsibilities


• Support in achieving the joint KPIs of the research centre including international business support, high talent expert attraction, consultancy and project development.

• Support the programme management of the TORC centre and interface with UK businesses to ensure growth of international supply chain opportunities for UK SMEs

• Develop new international business opportunities and services for the TORC team and support the development of funding proposals

• Assist with the development of new R&D added value services and commercial opportunities which are of fundamental benefit to the TORC in terms of achieving the public funding revenue growth as part of the company strategic plan

• Liaise with key international industry stakeholders and research organisations leading to successful international project development.

• Lead/support the delivery of international proposals through efficient preparation of detailed, innovative and robust business cases containing key technical, budget and timing plan content (including funding identified and secured/to be secured)

• Ability to work under light supervision, seeking authority on critical technical issues

• Engage with RDI technical leads, finance, legal, T&V and compliance teams to ensure successful project delivery.


Key Capabilities

To succeed in the role, the Vice General Manager the candidate must have and be able to demonstrate the following:

• A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering/scientific discipline

• Experience Asia offshore renewables markets and English Chinese language skills would be advantageous

• R&D experience including international R&D proposal development and business support experience

• A research/public funding background linked to offshore renewables

• Management of intellectual property contained within the bid proposals/quotations

• A track record in preparing and writing successful funding bids at international levels

• Experience of working in a relevant industry sector, supporting project delivery against targeted KPIs

• Technical and/or commercial background experience relating to product development including intellectual asset management