Project Manager

Project Manager PCS/PCT Location: Cambridge/Middlesbrough Contract: Permanent Hours: Full time Salary: Competitive rate 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. Why work for TWI? We offer a competitive salary, share-in-success bonus scheme, generous pension scheme (both employee contribution (flexible amount) and TWI contribution (up to 10% of salary), holiday (25 days + 8 bank holiday’s), private health and dental cover, career development and training, onsite employee restaurant, onsite gym, day nursery available for companies on Granta Park (Cambridge) site (subject to availability), onsite parking and more. We know that balancing work and personal life can at times be challenging. This is why we continue to review and implement family friendly policies including hybrid working, flexible working, enhanced maternity pay and paid parental leave. Closing Date: 04 July 2022 Reference number: 168/21 For further details, please click on the Job Description link below:

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Non-Metallics expert

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NIC Programme Manager

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Description of role

The Polymer and Composites Technology (PCT) Group is one of the four technology groups at TWI, focusing in polymer and composite materials and structures.

The PCT mission is to support TWI Members in exploiting the benefits of polymers and composites in order to add value to their products and supply chains.

As part of the PCT mission, a Private Technology Innovation Partnership has been formed between TWI, Saudi Aramco and ADNOC in order to expand the operational envelope of non-metallic in the Oil & Gas sector. The Non-Metallic Innovation Centre (NIC) aims to support the Oil & Gas industry in exploiting the benefits of non-metallic in pipelines and other structures that do not suffer from corrosion and are ready for the transformation of the energy sector towards more friendly sources of energy, like Hydrogen.

The NIC programme consists of multi-million technical projects portfolio that focus in four technical areas:

  • Expanding the operational envelope of non-metallic pipes and connectors
  • Developing new technologies of monitoring and assessment of non-metallic
  • Developing new methodologies for integrity management of non-metallic
  • Contributing to industrial standards for qualifying non-metallic

The successful candidate should have excellent knowledge in application of non-metallic in Oil & Gas applications. Successful applicants should demonstrate

  • Experience in delivering projects related to polymers or polymer composites assets for Oil & Gas applications in any of the four technical areas of NIC
  • Understanding of polymer and polymer composites materials behaviour and performance when they operate in Oil & Gas environments (high pressure/high temperature transport of hydrocarbons)
  • Knowledge of industry standards relevant to the qualification of non-metallic for Oil & Gas applications

The successful candidate should also have experience in managing projects in a technical environment. As NIC projects involve multiple stakeholders, effective teamwork skills are essential.

Highly sought skills/knowledge, but not necessary for submitting an application are:

  • Proven experience in technical project management, with relevant project management qualification

This position will require occasional travel in the UK.

Key accountabilities

  • Lead technical discussions on high profile projects
  • Deliver projects to time and budget

Person specification





  • Degree in engineering, materials science or polymer chemistry
  • Recognised Project Management qualification. APM PMQ, Prince II Practitioner or equivalent.
  • You will preferably be working towards, or hold, Incorporated or Chartered status linked to membership of a relevant professional institute.


  • Experience presenting to high level customers
  • Experience in managing relationships between multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent planning and organisational skill when managing multiple projects

Specific relevant experience

  • Minimum 3 years in similar role (management and/or delivery of technical projects in non-metallics for Oil & Gas applications)
  • Track record of managing multi-party and/or multi-national projects

Competencies aligned to Organisational values

  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • An Innovative approach to problem solving


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.

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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