About the Role
  • Day to Day line management of team members delivering measurement services and projects across the group.
  • Management of project portfolio and contribute to resource allocation for smooth delivery
  • Develop, maintain, and manage multi point relationships within existing customer, new client organisations and potential partners or collaborators in order to strengthen the relationships with these organisations
  • Work with the science and engineering teams to maintain and develop infrastructure
  • Work with Quality Lead and Lab Manager to maintain quality assurance and H&S at the required standard
  • Work with Science Area Leader to identify training required for delivery of portfolio of Projects
About You

As well as delivering our measurement services to our customers, this role will also include managing the development of our existing and new facilities in order to meet our ambitious capability development goals in optical radiation metrology. You will work with the science and engineering teams delivering these projects, along with our supporting functions, to ensure they stay on track and within budget and that they are coordinated with other activities that utilise the instrumentation.

Technical Requirements:

  • Strong Line management Skills with previous experience is managing multiple research scientists of different seniorities.
  • In depth understanding of how science / engineering delivery works.
  • Currently holding a relevant science degree (chemistry, physics, or another associated discipline)
  • Previous experience of working in a research facility or even a laboratory environment.
  • Previous health and safety experience and knowledge within a similar environment is preferred.
  • Previous experience in working within an ISO17025 laboratory


Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.
About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.