R&D Project Engineer | UK & North Ireland / Remote Working
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

R&D Project Engineer

  • Reference: 395081
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive remuneration package

  • Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / Remote Working

About Leilac

Are you a skilled Project Manager with experience from highly innovative projects? Leilac believe their people and technology can help deliver solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, and needs a R&D Project Engineer to support and run technology development. 

At Leilac we’re passionate about enabling the transition to a carbon neutral world by providing the most compelling decarbonisation solution for global cement and lime. 

Leilac’s technology is being developed to efficiently separate CO2 released unavoidably from the processing of limestone ready for use or storage, without additional chemicals or processes. It is designed to be low cost, scalable, retrofittable, energy agnostic and electrification ready, providing the most economical pathways to carbon free cement and lime.

Leilac’s vision is the rapid creation of sustainable cement and lime for industry, global society and our planet. Our purpose-driven team are unwavering in their commitment to solve this urgent global challenge.


R&D Project Engineer

The Research and Development Project Engineer will support and run technology development projects within Leilac’s Technology Development team, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer. Projects undertaken will be highly technical in nature, and project management practices will be applied in service of and in support of developing good technical solutions. Key to enabling this will be an R&D Project Manager who supports and guides their team, focussing on minimising the non-technical load which might otherwise be placed on a highly skilled technical team. 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Organise and plan activities within small R&D projects. Collaborate with technical team members to progress towards the project objectives. Take initiative and make decisions, as necessary.
  • Ensure budgets, schedules, risks, and scope changes are up to date, tracked, and reported on.
  • Generate a project schedule with dependencies and keep this up to date as the project progresses.
  • Support colleagues in their activities, ensuring they may maintain technical focus while maintaining proper project management processes. Contribute to the company’s supportive culture, encouraging ownership, responsibility, accountability using constructive feedback.
  • Update the central technology development activity budget with information from projects as it becomes available (schedule, budget, scope changes and risks).
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Review work and provide feedback to team members.

Who are you?

Calix is a purpose-driven business, and we are looking for passionate and skilled people to join us. You are truly committed to our cause and enjoys working collaboratively to reach goals. You are self-driven with a strong work ethic and works well under pressure. You have advanced problem-solving skills and ability to take the initiative, solving challenges and able to understand and apply the strategic context. The Research and Development Project Manager will need to embody Leilac’s culture and values (such as openness, supportiveness, inclusivity), helping to grow a team that collaborates effectively in a positive manner.

Desired Qualifications and skills: 

  • 5+ years of experience in a project engineering role, particularly within an innovative industrial field
  • Project management systems and project control methodologies.
  • Understanding of engineering processes, ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
  • Mindset of leadership and ownership of activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a confident communicator.
  • Experience from working on grant-funded projects is a merit. 
Diversity Statement
Leilac embraces diversity and inclusion. It’s one of our core values. We promote an inclusive and safe space for all and proudly welcome and support people of any race, ability, gender and identity.
We are committed to recruiting, training, and promoting all employees regardless of gender, domestic responsibilities, marital status, religion, race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, disability or age. 
Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture is not just a moral imperative; it is foundational to driving innovation and business success.


Why join Leilac?

You will be a part of a truly purpose-driven business. We are scientists, engineers, project managers and innovators. We are team players and collaborators. We are dedicating ourselves to repairing and preventing harm to our planet. Together, we are enabling the urgent and affordable decarbonisation of global cement and lime to accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral world.

You will experience personal and professional growth and the opportunity to work on innovative products that make a difference in the world. 

Competitive remuneration and participation in company share incentive scheme, and flexibility to ensure a good work-life balance. 


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