Technical Project Manager - multi-disciplinary systems integration

Evonetix is a start-up company which is set to revolutionize de novo gene synthesis as needed to facilitate the fast-growing and exciting field of synthetic biology. Our technology is based upon a novel silicon array, manufactured with semiconductor microfabrication techniques and capable of independent control of many thousands of miniaturized reaction sites, allowing massive parallelism of the DNA synthesis process. The silicon chip will be housed in an application-cartridge that interfaces with a 'plug and play' desktop instrument.

Our community is a closely-knit multidisciplinary team of mechanical, electronic and software engineers, synthetic and surface chemists, physicists and biologists.


The Position


Evonetix is looking for a Technical Project Manager to work on complex multidisciplinary projects spanning our R&D and product development activities. This role would be instrumental in establishing a project management function at Evonetix.


We expect you to be passionate about facilitating your team to deliver the agreed project objectives within scope, time and budget constraints whilst monitoring and mitigating technical and program risks.


Over the next two years we will move from one-off prototypes, through Beta prototypes for early market testing to low volume production. Alongside this, we will continue our innovative R&D activities to further develop our core technology. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a flexible approach and an interest and ability to operate across our R&D and product development lifecycle adapting project plans to meet evolving company needs.


Skills and experience


You will be degree qualified in engineering, or equivalent, with industry experience in planning technical projects and tracking the progress of a team to deliver against those projects.


Essential experience and expertise


  • Proven, recent track record of applying project management tools and techniques in a multidisciplinary technical R&D or product development environment, managing projects in a structured and professional manner
  • Experience working directly with technical teams of engineers and/or scientists
  • Strong time management, written and verbal communication skills
  • An organised approach to work and an excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in capturing and documenting technical system requirements
  • Experience of working within a quality management system, for example ISO13485
  • Experience in conducting technical risk management within a project



Desirable experience and expertise


  • Background of working within life sciences, semiconductors, scientific instrument design or similar
  • Good working knowledge of a variety of project management tools and methodologies – such as agile, lean, waterfall, APF
  • Good working knowledge of systems engineering tools and techniques




Evonetix offers a comprehensive benefits package and an active Staff Social Committee. The benefits include:


  • Equity via the company’s EMI option scheme
  • 25 days’ annual holiday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Option to join the private medical insurance scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Membership of LifeWorks wellbeing and support platform
  • Cycle-to-Work
  • Exceptional coffee, fresh fruit and colleagues who insist on baking vast quantities of cake

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