An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage a two-year knowledge transfer project with Loughborough University and Galliford Try Infrastructure to support the delivery of successful project outcomes. Working as part of Galliford Try Infrastructure’s new Innovation Team and reporting to the R&D Manager, the successful candidate will identify process and technology change aimed at improving the performance of construction projects.
The successful candidate will work on a 24 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project to support Galliford Try to embed and build capacity amongst company employees for innovative technologies and processes to reduce project failure and enhance construction project delivery.
The KTP associate will:
- Develop a detailed understanding of the nature and reasons for project success and failure at Galliford Try and establish/collate benchmarking data
- Conduct an innovation review and examine current innovative approaches to improving project performance across the wider built environment sector, assessing their suitability to Galliford Try Infrastructure
- Design, plan and implement new processes/innovations/technologies at Galliford Try
- Produce reports, training documentation and methodologies to translate the innovations to ‘business as usual’
- Undertake company induction and KTP training and development
- Undertake research into the nature and reasons for construction project success and failure
- Systematically review company performance and the impact of innovation on project outcomes
- Develop, refine and implement innovation processes and technologies across different projects and business units
- Evaluate the performance benefits of specific innovations and devise a strategy for further exploiting them across other projects and business units in order to improve company performance
- Write research and dDevelopment reports, and present these at the local management committee meetings, as well as at national and international conferences and symposia with other members of the project team
- Prepare research papers for publication in prestigious scientific journals, in line with the expected activities of University Research Staff, but in accordance to the commercial sensitivity of collaborating company
- Represent Galliford Try Infrastructure including in meetings with clients, supply chain partners and external bodies
- To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested and that are commensurate with the nature and grade of the post
Galliford Try is a FTSE 250 business and one of the UK’s leading housebuilding, regeneration and housebuilding groups with revenues of £2.7 billion.
We operate through three strong businesses: Linden Homes, Galliford Try Partnerships and Construction and Investments. We make an important contribution to meeting the demand for new homes in the private and affordable homes sectors, regenerating neighbourhoods and working to improve the UK’s built environment, delivering positive, lasting change for the communities we work in on behalf of our clients.
Our company is founded on our values of excellence, passion, integrity and collaboration, and our vision is to be leaders in the construction of a sustainable future
The successful candidate will have knowledge of the construction and analysis of company or project performance data, and experience of conducting collaborative research activity and writing up results, together with good analytical skills. In addition to this the candidate will need to have good team working, communication and computer skills.
Qualifications and experience requirements
- MSc in either a construction-related degree or business management degree
- Analysis of company or project performance data
- Knowledge of the construction industry
Accepted degree subjects
business and management studies · civil engineering and construction
Generous training budget of £4,000
Leicestershire · Solihull
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Closing date: 24/09/2017
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