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R&D Grants - Consultant - Open to Flexible Working

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Consultant, Innovation
Incentives, UKAre
you a new graduate or have several years of experience within R&D and
innovation? Are you interested in helping EY’s clients obtain public funding
opportunities for their innovation projects? Then we would love to have you
join our growing team!The opportunityEY’s Innovation Incentives is a specialist team that
supports clients in acquiring national grants for R&D/innovation activities,
and other priority areas aligned to the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy
(such as energy efficiency).We are an established and growing team, and assist
clients with services such as opportunity scoping, inventive planning and bid
writing.  While our main focus is on UK
based grants, we work closely with our European colleagues on grants such as Horizon
2020.  The practice also supports
R&D-performing clients to identify and capture other forms of incentives,
e.g. through national tax regimes. We are looking for a colleague who is well-organised,
structured and analytical to assist with grant proposals. Our new colleague
will be eager to help sustain the growth of our practice by bringing in the
right entrepreneurial mindset as well as relevant technical, business and grant
experience.Your key
responsibilitiesAs
we are a growing team, you will have your own responsibilities and tasks from
day one. It is therefore important that you are willing to take ownership and
communicate effectively with both clients and colleagues across geographical
areas. The position entails:·       Planning
and participating in client meetings and technical workshops·       Communicating
with clients, asking thoughtful questions to gather technical and business
information on their R&D and innovation projects·       Forging
and maintaining trusted relationships with funding bodies ·       Validation
of project concepts for grant applications·       Proposal
and report writing, translating technical, scientific and market data into a
compelling storyline·       Developing
EY’s presence on the market within the area of Innovation IncentivesAs grant
proposal writing is a core element, it is crucial that you are an excellent
communicator, both orally and in writing, with a sharp analytical mind, a flair
for business, strategy, budgeting and a good understanding of technical or scientific
content – and that you enjoy this component of the work.Skills and
attributes for success•                    
Proven affinity
with, and curiosity for, R&D, innovation and sustainability•                    
Excellent
communication skills (orally and in writing)•                    
The ability to
learn in a fast-paced environment•                    
A good
understanding of business and financialsTo qualify for
the role you must have1.             
A Masters or
PhD in science or engineering, or an area such as sustainability, innovation
management, energy or green finance2.             
A solid theoretical
or practical business understanding3.             
Between 0-3
years of experience working with clients/in a business environment4.             
An awareness
and basic understanding of Economic Development and the key components of a
successful grant applicationIdeally,
you’ll also have•                    
Some experience
and/or knowledge related to grants or European Union policies•                    
Experience with
project-based working and deadline-based deliveries•                    
An
entrepreneurial spiritWhat
we look forWe are interested in profiles
with the ambition and confidence to make things happen in a dynamic
organization. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you will also
need the ability to take initiative and seek out new opportunities to improve
our current relationships and business. Additionally, you are highly adaptable,
as working with clients on publicly funded
projects brings with it a variety of challenges that vary significantly from
project to project. Ideally, you combine a sound business understanding with
scientific knowledge or curiosity, an ability to work well with financials, and
solid communication skills. What working at
EY offersWe
are highly qualified in our respective areas and maintain a high professional
standard. We have an informal tone and put great emphasis on having a
challenging and fun working day. We offer you good career opportunities in an
environment where the focus is on both quality and solidarity and where
professional development is at the centre of everything. Plus, we offer:·       Support
and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around·       Opportunities
to develop new skills and progress your career·       The
freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for youAbout EYAs
a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re
using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a
better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you
the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.
Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a
lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate
people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.If you can
confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as
soon as possible.Make your mark. .

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London, England, London, SE11, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  17484217
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  01/12/2020, 03:28
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