R&D Project Manager / Research and Development Project Manager

Sheffield, £1 - £1 Permanent
Reference: P8JOB5532 | Specialist area: Project Management | Sector: Scientific

Pyramid8 are working with a Life Science Business in Sheffield for a R&D Manager to join their team.  As an R&D Manager, you will lead and manage the execution of multiple hardware development projects within the organisation, based out of their Sheffield offices. This is an amazing atmosphere to work in with use of an onsite Gym, Breakout areas with games tables and a genuine company that cares about the development of their employees.

Our client is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of instrumentation and software to the Life Science Sector and they deliver the highest quality products and exceptional service. An award-winning business including the recent “Kings Award” for Innovation they continue to grow year on year.

Your role as R&D Manager will include project planning, monitoring, and reporting while adhering to quality standards. Based at our Sheffield head office, you will also provide leadership to the R&D team, establishing and overseeing team goals, and efficiently allocating resources to achieve project objectives whilst reporting into the Group R&D Director. 



  • Co-ordination of simultaneous hardware development projects within the company
  • Developing project plans and facilitating the follow-up activities of project scope, milestones and deliverables in accordance with the company hardware design procedure
  • Managing the project plans, expenditure, timeline and deliverables
  • Monitoring and reporting on the status of the project progress to stakeholders
  • Co-ordinating and recording monthly Group design reviews
  • Presenting periodic summary reports on project progress, risks, problems and solutions
  • Implementing changes to project plans where necessary to achieve objectives
  • Co-ordinating with other teams and stakeholders, e.g. Production, Service, Sales
  • Working in an ISO9001:2015 environment
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the R&D team
  • Setting and monitoring clear team goals and objectives



  • Degree in physical sciences or engineering
  • Previous experience in technical project management desirable – hardware and/or embedded software
  • Experience of production and implementation of requirements and technical specifications
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Project management tools, e.g. MS Project
  • Monitoring of and reporting on projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Planning and organizing and Problem solving
  • Customer-focused
  • Previous experience of managing a team would be advantageous

Previous experience of CAD would be advantageous

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