UCL Energy Institute


We're hiring: UKERC Operations Manager

7 May 2020

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), hosted by UCL Energy Institute, are looking for an Operations Manager.

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The UCL Energy Institute has an exciting opportunity for an experienced operations manager to join the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) which carries out world-class inter-disciplinary research into sustainable future energy systems. It is the focal point of UK energy research and the gateway between the UK and the international energy research communities. The research programme reflects and informs UK policy development and research strategy.

The Operations Manager has a central role within UKERC and is responsible for the planning and provision of key services necessary for the successful delivery of the research programme and maximising UKERC’s impact on UK and global energy policy development and energy systems thinking.

Leading a team of four, the Operations Manager will work with the Centre Director on strategic development and planning, will manage the Centre’s £18m budget, and will project manage the UKERC research programme.

This is a fixed-term appointment until Christmas 2020 covering a maternity leave.

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Key Requirements

Our ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with previous experience in the management of large research grants. They will have proven leadership skills and a record of successful line management. They must be efficient, organised and take great care in attention to detail. They will have knowledge of how to operate effectively within networks to build partnerships and an excellent understanding of Research Councils and UK/international funding agencies.

This is a busy role in a fast-paced environment, and the post holder is expected to be adaptable, proactive and quickly assimilate information. The role requires interaction with many people within and external to UCL, thus a professional attitude and ability to remain tactful and assertive are required in order to adequately execute the duties outlined. 

Further details

Go to the UCL jobs site for the full details of this vacancy, as well as a job description and person specification.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing date

18 May 2020

Interview date


Additional information

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.