Assistant Innovation Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About our opportunity:

Are you looking for a career with a business at the forefront of sustainability in the UK? With a broad scope allowing you to find and develop your area of expertise and interest?

This role offers the opportunity to collaborate across multiple different sectors and research areas, focused on sustainability.

We have a bold commitment to transform our business into a provider of net zero carbon sustainable materials by 2040, and these project are a cornerstone of that pledge.
This is an opportunity to join our team at an exciting time of rapid growth, and with a clear path for progression and career development for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Innovation Project Manager, and EMR’s Engineering team to coordinate and ensure delivery of the requisite work packages and project deliverables. This will include assisting with monitoring of project plans, financial claims and reporting, and scoping out new potential collaboration opportunities.

A key purpose of this role is to ensure that EMR deliver high quality projects, by fulfilling all necessary project criteria and reporting requirements.

What you will be doing:

You will support EMR’s work on all collaborative R&D projects and assist in developing and monitoring progress on project second level plans, budgets, exploitation plans and work packages.

You will support consortium meetings and the preparation of reports to funding bodies and other project collaborators on technical and financial progress of projects and work with EMR colleagues to develop proposals and contacts internally and externally to maintain a pipeline of further collaborative innovation projects

You will also carryout out similar activities in support of the central engineering team as required.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, with Environmental Science, Geography, Business Management or similar particularly relevant, but not essential.

Being a high-quality communicator is key to this role, along with good numeracy and literacy skills. A fundamental understanding of finance and experience in public presentation of work are of benefit.

Package Description

Attractive salary plus great benefits such as:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 25 in 2023,   plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more

Who we are?

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

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