Programme Manager - Glasgow

  • Research & Disruptive Innovation - Glasgow
  • Bonus and Pension Scheme
  • Ref: 217
  • Date Posted: Wednesday 4 Sep 2019
This vacancy is now closed


Programme Manager – Offshore Wind Growth Partnership

Location: Glasgow


The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK.

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, and regionally facilities in Hull, Levenmouth, Wales and Cornwall.  ORE Catapult is working with industry and academia to identify, develop, prove and de-risk promising new technologies and bring them to market. It is helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.

We are seeking a Programme Manager to develop and support a business growth programme for the offshore wind supply chain. This is one of the foundations of the recent Offshore Wind Sector Deal and is essential to grow the level of the UK content in UK projects and increase exports to a rapidly expanding global market.

The Programme Manager will review successful programmes in other industrial sectors and design a programme of advisory and grant support services to enable companies to grow and prosper. The role will organise the delivery of these activities whilst working closely with regional agencies, delivery partners and hundreds of supply chain companies.


What are my key responsibilities?

  • Liaise with the regional clusters including developing agencies LEPS, trade associates and developers.

  • Develop a programme of activities (timetable, budget, delivery plan).

  • Support the procurement of a framework agreement for delivery partners.

  • Work with regional engagement managers to ensure a fair assessment of applications.

  • Coordinate activity with the delivery partners.

  • Support events and communication to promote activities.

  • Communicate effectively, providing regular and ad-hoc reports to ORE Catapult Management Team and the OWGP Board.

  • Maintain and control documentation including applications, assessments and outputs.

  • Control budget for projects and programmes ensuring that cost forecasts remain within the overall project budgets.

  • Commit to ensuring and maintaining a high standard of health & safety awareness through encouraging safe behaviours within and out with direct reports, contractors and other stakeholders.


What do I need to qualify for this role?

  • A degree or equivalent with a high level of experience within a relevant sector such as energy, aerospace, automotive

  • An excellent understanding of the supply chain

  • Experience of managing a portfolio of projects

  • Strong communication skills and ability to manage stakeholders

  • Excellent planning and analysis skills

  • Innovative and creative thinking

  • Good problem-solving skills and tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.



We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.


Closing Date: 18th September 2019


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.