Technical R&D Consultant

Ashton Recruitment require a Technical R&D Consultant for our client based in Bangor.

Position: Technical R&D Consultant

Location: Bangor (Hybrid)

Duration: Permanent

Rate of Pay: Salary on request

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week

While this position is primarily technical, it necessitates a consultative approach paired with foundational financial knowledge. Your role entails managing your own project portfolio, tailored to your interests and expertise. You’ll be an integral part of a diverse, client-facing team that values entrepreneurial thinking and encourages team members to take ownership of their work.

As a Technical R&D Consultant, your responsibilities include:

  • Conducting face-to-face meetings with clients.
  • Delving deeply into your clients’ ongoing projects.
  • Assessing whether these projects qualify for R&D Tax Credits in accordance with current government regulations.
  • Identifying all expenses related to eligible R&D projects.
  • Crafting compelling technical reports showcasing our clients’ R&D endeavors.

This position suits individuals eager to leverage their technical and business acumen in a client-facing role within a rapidly growing professional firm. Key requirements include the ability to translate intricate technical information into coherent, professional reports for a wide range of stakeholders. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with seasoned business leaders, directors, senior managers, and technical teams while staying abreast of the latest innovations.

Consider the following job description as a foundation for your role:

  • Managing a diverse array of client projects.
  • Demonstrating and applying expert knowledge and consulting skills, underpinned by substantial relevant experience.
  • Serving as a credible Client Lead for various types of organizations, from small family-run SMEs to large, intricate entities.
  • Translating client discussions into precisely articulated technical reports.
  • Possessing a solid grasp of the financial aspects of business operations and project cost analysis.
  • Showing meticulous attention to detail and a penchant for analytical work.
  • Maintaining high standards of communication and presentation, including engagement at a C-Suite level.
  • Exhibiting enthusiasm for expanding our professional service offerings.
  • Contributing to business development by identifying opportunities for upselling.
  • Cultivating long-term strategic client partnerships.
  • Building expertise and sharing it with colleagues while benefiting from their expertise.
  • Generating distinctive content such as case studies, toolsets, experiences, and lessons learned.
  • Consistently sharing knowledge within the company.

Essential Criteria:

  • Possession of an academic background in Business, Design, Innovation, Engineering, or equivalent work experience in these fields or in business consultancy.
  • Relevant experience in adding value to SME businesses.
  • Project management experience and familiarity with common project management methodologies.
  • Tech-savvy and keen interest in emerging technologies.
  • Curiosity, awareness, and interest in science, technology, and innovation.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to understand and challenge new ideas on the spot.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with a track record of professional report writing.
  • Capacity to formulate well-supported opinions with confidence.
  • Ability to bring structure to projects and manage their progress, including R&D claims.
  • Proactive work ethic without procrastination or excuses, demonstrating a focus on results.
  • Qualities conducive to thriving in a team: eagerness to learn, open-mindedness, a team-oriented mindset, entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to raising standards.
  • Ability to remain composed and adapt to last-minute changes.
  • Proficiency in one-on-one coaching and mentoring.
  • Exceptional communication skills, fostering trust and rapport with new acquaintances.
  • Nice to have: Business experience in client-side consulting.

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