Role description

Are you a Chemical or Physics Scientist and would you like to take the lead on the Design and execution of experimental programs for Sustainable Energy purposes?

R&D Portfolio:

  • Translate the scientific programmes supplied by the R&D managers into an experimental programme. Develop and manage project plans for the implementation of experimental programmes and ensure these are executed on time, efficiently, safely and to high quality
  • Ensure that all documents are in place as necessary in support of the experimental programme, working closely with the R&D manager and safety engineer and local stakeholders. Report on progress and provide tests results to R&D managers

Support & Infrastructure:

  • Ensure that all activities in the lab are executed safely and in line with applicable regulations, policies, procedures and standards, working closely with the R&D Safety Case Engineer and local stakeholders. Ensure all equipment in the lab is maintained to an acceptable standard, meeting applicable regulations
  • Manage the know-how for test equipment and collate the know-how gathered during testing, making this accessible to all relevant stakeholders. Advise the product line Lead on the Lab Operator’s requisite skills and experience

Capabilities & Knowledge:

  • Ensure that new external technological developments are assessed for their relevance and potential application in the lab

Financial Management:

  • Provide input into the R&D budget for the lab


  • Supervise the respective Lab Operator

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Masters or equivalent degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics
  • Experience in coordinating activities across different teams
  • Basic knowledge of inorganic and organometallic chemistry and catalysis
  • Good analytical skills, able to generate insights, conclusions and recommendations from data
  • Working knowledge of safety management

Essential skills

Ideally, you have a basic knowledge of Inorganic and Organometallich Chemistry and Catalysis and several years of experience in Plant Design, Engineering and Construction

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