Innovation Project Leader

The Welding Institute (TWI)
Full time Full day

Innovation Project Leader


Location: Lahore, Pakistan

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Job Profile: Senior Professional

Salary/annum: Min - 1,381,402 – Max – 2,449,099

Reference number: 79/23

Closing Date: 12 June 2023

Note: Candidates may be offered and interviewed prior to the closing date but the role will be open for a minimum of seven days, we advise you to apply for this position as early as possible in the recruitment process before the closing date

Description of role:

TWI is a world leading research and technology business, internationally renowned for its expertise in structural integrity, materials and joining technologies. The TWI provides research, innovation, testing, software and consultancy services to develop new technologies, improve existing industrial processes and ensure safe and profitable operation of engineering assets. We undertake projects for clients in a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, power generation, automotive, aerospace, and construction.

The Technology Innovation Management Section oversees innovation consultancy services for TWI, focused on the development of new technologies through collaborative research and development projects. The section specialises in developing high quality proposals and applying for research grants against funding bodies such as Innovate UK and Horizon Europe.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated candidate with an innovative mind set and a passion for developing technology to work within our Technology Innovation Management Team to ensure the successful management and submission of public funding proposals, including European Commission Horizon Europe and Innovate UK, in the area of engineering research and innovation.

The main duties and responsibilities for this position are:

  • Researching and liaising with industrial and research partners to gather information for the preparation of public funding proposals.

  • Conducting market research and analysis, including new industry trends and future technologies.

  • Combine wide-ranging expertise for front-end concept development, engaging with a broad spectrum of organisations, including Academic Institutions, SMEs and Large Enterprises.

  • Assess innovative concepts against public funding requirements, support the lead organisation form consortia, by engaging with relevant organisations to fill in the necessary roles.

  • Developing commercial impact and business case.

  • Proposal concept development.

  • Supporting TWI Innovation Network (TWIIN) of SME’s and research partners

  • Writing and collating consortium information for proposals and developing proposal budgets.

  • Ensuring proposals adhere to guidelines and internal procedures.

  • Prioritising incoming work to meet internal and external customer requirements and working to deadlines.

  • Proposal data management and data entry

A related academic qualification in Engineering, Science, Business or Economics, is essential, coupled with the willingness to develop and progress your career and an interest in working with leading engineering technology and innovation management. Experience in grant funding and proposal development would be advantageous.

High quality written and verbal communication skills are essential, as you will confidently deal directly with clients in order to develop new business opportunities. You will have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel and Word. You will be self-motivated, very flexible and proactive and have the ability to work to deadlines, and be expected to prioritise your workload. Candidates will demonstrate effective team working skills, adaptability when working in multidisciplinary groups and across tasks and liaising with people across the business.


This position may require regular travel both in the UK and abroad.

About us:

TWI Ltd is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies with significant property assets. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

We offer opportunities to collaborate with inspiring and expert teams and a supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to share your ideas and continually develop your own skills and knowledge.

If you are looking to join an organisation that is fuelled by innovation, teamwork, and openness, this role could be for you.

Diversity statement:

TWI Ltd is committed to treating all employees fairly and to being an inclusive employer. Our aim is to create a work environment where our employees can reach their full potential. We put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of our people practices to attract, develop and retain the best talent.


We recognise that it’s the differences of our people that gives us our competitive edge and enables us to maintain our world leading reputation. This is why we are committed to ensuring there is diversity across every level of our organisation; representative of the Members and societies we serve. We have made Inclusion our number one corporate value to demonstrate our commitment to ensure it is at the core of everything we do at TWI.

For further details, please click on the Job Description link below:

TWI Culture

As one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, we are committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent from around the world. Our goal is to develop the next generation of experts to address future industry challenges.

We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and respects the differences between people while valuing the contribution everyone makes to TWI.

We recognise the diversity of our staff and students makes a positive and important contribution to our continuing success.

TWI offers a comprehensive training programme, incorporating both in-house and external courses to support staff development.

TWI Values:


Building effective working relationships, we accomplish more together

Innovation and Expertise

Championing new ideas and sharing knowledge with each other

Taking responsibility

Achieving our objectives and personal development

Customer focus

Building trusting relationships with our customers


Accepting and engaging positively with change


Valuing the contribution from every individual, creating value for our customers

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