Research and Development (R&D) Manager

At STR, we are continually looking to create a dynamic team of innovative and diverse individuals who are committed to developing new technology and delivering first class leading services to give our customers the very best solutions.

Our vision is to evolve and expand our business through nurturing our customer relationships and continuous investment and development of our own technology which will allow STR to provide local on the ground support to our clients globally.

Subsea Technology & Rentals is a market leader in supplying the finest technology and enhanced support services to the offshore energy industry. With over 15 years’ experience of delivering trusted solutions to the subsea industry, STR is seeking to recruit new talent following rapid growth.

Job Description –Research & Development (R&D) Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research & Development (R&D) Manager to join our Great Yarmouth base. The successful candidate will report to the Group Products & Technology (P&T) Director and be responsible for driving product-orientated initiatives, focussing on both the enhancement of existing products and the development of new, innovative solutions. The Research & Development Manager will be responsible for the initiation, planning, execution and successful completion of new product development projects – in accordance with the NPD stage gate process.

The applicant will need to demonstrate a results -orientated leadership, in a fast-paced environment and must have a strong emphasis on product improvement and new product design.

Salary: dependent on experience
Job Type: Full Time

How to Apply

All interested applicants should send their CV’s with a covering letter to:

Within your application please include any relevant details surrounding your work history and why you would like to join the STR team.

Please DO NOT email CV’s to email address.

Main Responsibilities

• Oversee the development process of new in-house products (“NPD”) from ideation to launch within the stage gate process.
• Innovate and conceptualize new product designs to maintain competitiveness in the market.
• Lead efforts in enhancing the performance and features of existing STR products.
• Managing a team of R&D Electronic Development, and Software Engineers, which includes setting and monitoring objectives, annual reviews and ensuring day to day people management tasks are completed.
• Ensuring the team are fully motivated, committed and are a high performing, reliable team.
• Responsible for department recruitment, training and other line management responsibilities.
• Responsible for handover of all deliverables to successfully launch new products, including design verification, bills of materials, manufacture build & test procedures and staff training.
• Project management of new product developments including labour resource, time and material budgets.

Requirements of Role

• Qualified to Degree level or equivalent in Engineering BEng / Meng (Electrical & Electronics Engineering preferred), or Physics/Maths BSc/MSc.
• Practical experience with electronic assemblies, firmware & software is essential.
• Experience of complex project management.
• Track record with staff supervision, management & mentoring.
• 5+ years experience in relevant engineering development role.
• Experience within marine / survey industry preferred.

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