R&D Project Manager Recruitment & Jobs

KO2 is an R&D project manager recruitment agency specialising in finding research and development project managers for a wide range of companies who work with electronic embedded systems and software.

We recruit for contract and permanent, hybrid or remote R&D manager jobs.

Skills and Responsibilities of a R&D project manager

  • Our clients who are hiring R&D project managers are often looking for candidates with experience managing and leading projects from the concept stage through to testing and validation
  • Typical responsibilities including developing project timelines and ensuring that work meets these deadlines, offering technical advice throughout the project, producing progress reports, budget reports and analysis documents, mentoring and supporting team members and communicating with other members of a company to provide updates and feedback
  • As we recruit specifically in the electronics and embedded systems industry, an understanding of the relevant embedded software or electronics sector the role is in is essential
  • Research and development project managers need to have experience working at all stages of the product or software development life cycle, with the ability to plan and carry out every element of ideation, development, testing, production and maintenance
  • Candidates will also be required to show a flair for creativity and innovation, with the ability to self-manage and motivate highly desirable
  • Why KO2?

    Research and development is one of the most exciting but challenging departments of any engineering company, and a project manager not only needs to have knowledge of their sector to drive the progress of this team forward, but also the skills to successfully manage and motivate a group of engineers and developers. Whether you’re looking for a contract project manger opportunity on a specific project or want to be a permanent addition to a team, we’re the right recruitment agency for you.

    At KO2, we have been recruiting for project manager roles for electronics and embedded systems businesses for 25 years, and are the best choice for clients who are looking for a specialist recruitment partner that understands their industry sector better than any other competitor. Not only can you trust our successful recruitment process, but you can also rely on our unique knowledge of electronics and embedded systems engineering to ensure that you’re only sent opportunities that align with your aspirations and values.

    Our previous candidates for R&D project manager jobs have been placed in medical, ​​commercial, automotive, defence, energy and IoT projects. It’s a role that requires a high level of skill and specialist understanding of an area of engineering as well as the innovation to develop new ideas, products and systems, and we’ve got the necessary experience to ensure all of our candidates are placed successfully.

    R&D Project Manager Jobs UK – FAQs

    Which places are popular for R&D Project Manager jobs?

    The UK’s ‘Golden Triangle’ is known as one of the best places in the country for research and development jobs, according to PF Media. London, Cambridge and Oxford make up this triangle of locations, all of which are thriving locations for R&D activity, with plenty of startups and established companies regularly hiring for new roles.

    What other similar jobs are there to R&D Project Manager jobs?

    If you have experience working as an R&D project manager then you will be able to go into project manager roles in other industry sectors, as you’ll have the management experience to adapt to new projects and teams. If you want to continue working in R&D but not as a project manager, you could move to an R&D assistant, R&D engineer, R&D scientist or R&D technician.

    What is the average salary of a development project manager?

    According to data from Indeed, the average annual salary for a development project manager in the UK is £47,029. Further data from this website reveals that the highest paying cities to work in a development project manager role are Birmingham, Leicester, London and Reading, where you are likely to earn more than this average in the role.

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    If you’re looking for your next job opportunity as an R&D project manager, we would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.