Research Centre Manager (Energy Research)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead a world-class integrated energy research centre.Lead and oversee the development, as well as implementation of the company''s five-year energy R&D strategy, thus ensuring alignment with the organisations goals and national priorities.Drive and collaborate with the business development and commercialisation function to cause the industrialisation of research and development outcomes.Contribute to the development and the strategic direction of the organisation.Provide thought leadership guided by an organisational culture to realising the national imperatives.Recruit and retain the highest calibre of science, engineering and technology (SET) staff.Establish a balanced portfolio mix of energy research, development and demonstration activities and a healthy intellectual property portfolio.Create long-term strategic and collaborative relationships with industry, and government partners, world-leading research institutes.Ensure financial sustainability and operational excellence.QUALIFICATION,SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:A doctoral degree in science or engineering with at least ten years experience in the energy sector, of which at least five years should be in industry.Extensive knowledge of the energy field.Programme and portfolio management skills.Strategy development and implementation skills.Record of developing industrial relationships for technology development and deployment.Record of attracting funding for large R&D programmes.Demonstrated ability to think strategically.Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire others to action.Record of delivering against operational and strategic objectives.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA