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The Connected Places Catapult is committed to attracting and recruiting highly skilled and motivated people, because our success depends on the strengths and values of our people. We offer exciting workplace opportunities no matter what stage of your career and select the very best to work with us, based on ability, experience, potential, “can do” attitude and a collaborative approach.

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Innovation Business Analyst

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-950488
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We are seeking a Business Analyst to join our Business Modelling & Market Appraisal Team. The role will provide high-quality data analysis, qualitative research, reporting, commercial and business intelligence on new technologies across a number of domains, including mobility and the built environment.

HR Business Partner

Type: Contract
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-950146
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This exciting role requires someone who is passionate about HR and the employee life cycle. In this hands-on role they would help and support the organisations people and culture approach.

HR Team Lead

Type: Contract
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-950046
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Working with the Head of HR, this exciting role requires someone who is pragmatic, resilient, and willing to roll up their sleeves to get things done. This position would suit someone who is passionate about delivering excellent HR services to the organisation.

Senior Business Partner- Resourcing

Type: Contract
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-949929
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Working with the Head of HR, this exciting role requires someone who is passionate about recruitment and the candidate experience. This role would partner with both recruiting managers (at all levels) and external providers, helping them shape job descriptions and interview processes.

Business Case & Impact Assessment Team Lead

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC340
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Reporting to the Director of Modelling & Appraisal, the Team Leader will have a dual role within the business. They will be responsible for the leadership, management and development of the Business Case & Impact Assessment Team, as well as providing technical direction and assurance of the work that the team is inputting into bids, proposals and project tasks.

Market Economist

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes
Reference: CPC343
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We are seeking an enthusiastic Market Economist to join our Business Modelling & Market Analysis Team. The role will provide high quality analysis to support the development and validation of financial and business models, for new, innovative products and services across a number of sectors in mobility and the built environment.

Economist

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC335
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We are seeking an enthusiastic Economist to join our Business Case & Impact Assessment Team. The role will lead a broad range of analysis on the economic impacts of new technologies across a number of domains, including mobility, the built environment and decarbonisation.

Data Science Team Lead

Type: Full time
Location: London
Reference: CPC273
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The Lead will be expected to work in collaboration with our Director of Applied Data and Digital Technologies to successfully lead and manage the Data Science team. They will work closely with the Director to help develop and grow the team’s capability, strength and offering.

Senior Market Analyst

Type: Full time
Location: London
Reference: CPC344
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We are looking for a Senior Market Analyst to lead secondary data analysis projects across the domains in which Connected Places Catapult operates (Mobility, Decision making & institutions, Built Environment, Public spaces, Wellbeing and Critical Infrastructure).

Director of Air Mobility

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC347
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Purpose of the role

The Director of Air Mobility will play a key role in enabling the Connected Places Catapult to successfully meet its strategic objectives to build the economy and develop businesses to service the creation of truly connected places. Building on a core skillset of the Catapult, Air Mobility is a systems-led approach to address the future needs of the UK’s aviation, UAV and related sectors; including the technologies and services required to enable UK leadership and growth for the airborne movement of people and goods.

Dynamic 365 Technical Specialist

Type: Full time
Location: London
Reference: CPC330
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Purpose of the role

The Dynamics 365 Technical Specialist position combines the roles of implementation and technical consultant in one. The role requires hands-on involvement in the end to end project implementation cycle, from kick-off design through to go-live - working with an experienced, like-minded team along the way.

Dynamic 365 Functional Specialist

Type: Full time
Location: London
Reference: CPC329
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Purpose of the role

The Dynamics 365 Functional Specialist position combines the roles of implementation specialist and functional consultant in one. The role requires senior, hands-on involvement in the end to end project implementation cycle, from kick-off design through to go-live - working with an experienced, like-minded team along the way.

Senior Project Manager

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-910841
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Legal & Commercial Manager

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-90525
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Key Responsibilities

• Providing general commercial legal advice to the business across areas such as contract law, state aid, intellectual property ownership and licensing, commercial leases, employment law and procurement regulations.
• Drafting, negotiating and advising upon a wide range of commercial contracts, research agreements and strategic partnerships.
• Understanding the needs and constraints of SMEs and micro-entities and taking appropriate approaches to managing the legal relationships with such entities consistent with the Catapult’s objectives, whilst also mitigating legal and reputational risks to the Catapult.

Senior Urbanist

Type: Contract
Location: London
Reference: CPC-905129
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Purpose of the role

As our Senior Urbanist (Architecture) you will help us expand and enhance our digital planning or Plantech work, You will contribute to the transformation of the way we plan, design and manage cities in the future. You will provide the Digital Planning team and the wider Built Environment Directorate with in-depth knowledge about current planning and architectural practices for example, from housing quality to sustainability to building information modelling. You will use your skills to help maximise the impact of projects, ensuring they are innovative and relevant to the sector, whilst being in line with the Catapult’s mission of growing the market for Advanced Urban Services. You will be an excellent team player and an enthusiastic proponent of innovation and cities.

Systems Engineer

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-892867
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Connected Places Catapult (CPC) has an ambitious and extensive Future Air Mobility delivery programme planned over the next 3 years. Plans to deploy UAS, eVTOL and intra-regional electric aircraft are rapidly emerging and there is significant opportunity for innovation and for the UK to develop leading capabilities. The CPC has an increasing portfolio of projects supporting growth in this sector, covering the technical challenges associated with the deployment of UAS, UTM, and sustainable aviation.

Systems Engineer

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC-892750
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Connected Places Catapult (CPC) has an ambitious and extensive Future Air Mobility delivery programme planned over the next 3 years. Plans to deploy UAS, eVTOL and intra-regional electric aircraft are rapidly emerging and there is significant opportunity for innovation and for the UK to develop leading capabilities. The CPC has an increasing portfolio of projects supporting growth in this sector, covering the technical challenges associated with the deployment of UAS, UTM, and sustainable aviation.

Academic Engagement/ SME Operations Coordinator

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC311
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Purpose of the role

One of the most important roles of the Catapults to inspire, support and catalyse the innovation base to work with and listen to industry needs. At CPC we believe that helping academics, students and SMEs to create growth for the UK is crucial and by understanding their strengths and weaknesses we can create an environment where UK Universities lead the world. To help businesses to grow faster, create better products and services, and grow their market share by enabling access to the best UK innovators in academia and SMEs.

SME Development Manager

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC309
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Purpose of the role

This role has the primary responsibility of delivering key components of this project whilst having broader objectives of representing the Catapult and enabling sustainable relationships in the region. This role will be to help drive innovation for the region, developing and fostering relationships in the area will be critical to success.

Technology Initiative Manager

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC318
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Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role is to support the CTO and/or Technology Initiative Lead (TIL) in the development and delivery of a strategy to shape new market opportunities around air transport. This will involve leading the development of specific opportunities linked to the wider strategy as directed.

This role will involve significant amounts of external engagement with identified stakeholders within academia, industry and government, alongside working with senior leaders within CPC.

Rail Principal Technologist

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes
Reference: CPC317
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Purpose of the role

The Connected Places Catapult (CPC) has entered into a strategic relationship with Network Rail (NR), aiming to drive challenge-led innovation in NR. The role of the CPC team in this Innovation Factory programme is to expose business challenges within NR, identify potential solutions to those challenges and scope individual projects that test or validate prototypes of such solutions, drawing both on CPC technical teams and on its network of academics and innovative SMEs. The Rail Principal Technologist (innovation architect) is integral to delivery of this high-profile programme and will work closely with senior stakeholders in CPC and NR to ensure the programme is a success. While we recognise that innovation is risky and some of the projects will fail to deliver results, an important aspect of this role is to mitigate risks where possible and to facilitate agile working to “fail fast”.

Portfolio Manager – Network Rail

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC281
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Purpose of the role

• To own the portfolio of collaborative research and innovation projects, between Connected Places Catapult (CPC) and our clients within the Rail industry (mostly, but not limited to, Network Rail and HS2), making sure it runs smoothly and effectively.

• To act as conduit between CPC and rail portfolio clients in order to resolve and manage any project issues proactively.

• To ensure CPC governance processes are followed, including completion of quarterly reports, and attending Stage Gate and Quarterly Review Meetings.

• Working with individual Project Managers ensure all projects meet the requirements of the Framework Agreements.

Principal ITS Engineer

Type: Full time
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC229
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Role Overview

This role will be within CPC’s Mobility Integration team, a part of the New Mobility Technologies directorate. It is a primarily technical role, using systems engineering principles and systems thinking to leading or contributing to a wide range of projects, working with project teams mixing internal staff, partners and clients.