Technical Proposal Writer/Innovation Consultant (Cambridge)

  • Location

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Commercial Business Support

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    35,000 - 50,000

  • Contact:

    Paula Golby

  • Salary high:

    50000

  • Salary low:

    35000

  • Job ref:

    631

  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-29

  • Consultant:

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Technical Proposal Writer / Innovation Consultant (Cambridge)

Cambridge

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17.30 (Flexible working considered)

Permanent

£35,000 - £50,000 dependent on experience

Commercial Business Support

The company

Our client is a progressive and rapidly growing innovations business, passionate about developing products and technologies that enhance our daily lives.  Driven by a desire to solve complex challenges, they work with a range of partners to bring together the required technical expertise and funding ‘know-how’ to fuel the commercialisation of inventions and patents.

What is the purpose of the role?

This exciting and diverse role would suit an enthusiastic and self-motivated professional with collaborative proposal writing experience, ideally related to science, engineering or technology. You will be working with a multi-disciplined team on the design and development of research, technology and innovation projects. Previous experience with bidding for Research & Development funding would be advantageous.

What will you do?

  • Lead client brain-storming sessions.
  • Carry out due diligence and feasibility studies.
  • Conduct market research and analysis.
  • Research competing technical solutions.
  • Write and developing documents focusing on business impact and commercialisation strategy, technology management, and technical contributions for collaborative funding proposals.
  • Communicate effectively with suitable technical staff, academic partners and industrial clients to gather information for submission of research proposals.
  • Ensuring proposals are prepared, initially assessed and submitted to the required standard and deadlines.
  • Review, edit and improve R&D and innovation proposals.

What skills and experience will you have?

  • A passion for writing about concepts and ideas which fulfil a technology/product gap in the market.
  • Strong persuasive writing skills, preferably demonstrated by a proven track record of proposal writing
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with complex and research innovation-related problem solving
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in a scientific, technical or business discipline
  • Experience or keen interest in commercial pathways to new product development
  • Experience with commercial and public funding, knowledge and experience with UK and European funding.
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects to meet deadlines

What will you get in return?

  • £35,000-£50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Workplace pension scheme