We are hiring: Innovation and Projects Lead

About Smart Docklands

Smart Docklands is a smart city testbed in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. Established in 2018, the programme is funded by Dublin City Council and Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre CONNECT, through the ENABLE Research Programme in Trinity College Dublin.

Smart Docklands plays the role of ‘honest broker’ role between government, industry, universities, and citizens of Dublin. We facilitate the trialling of smart city technologies by identifying real challenges in the city and working with diverse stakeholders to come up with impactful solutions that benefit local and national governments, research institutions, industry, and, most importantly, citizens.

What we’re looking for:

We are currently seeking an Innovation and Projects Lead for the Smart Docklands programme. Overall, you will be responsible for building up and delivering the various streams of research, innovation trials, and projects for Smart Docklands. You will also be responsible for building relationships with district stakeholders, in order to capture insights, knowledge, and deploy resources.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in coordinating and leading projects in the innovation space (public or private sector), as well as managing and aligning expectations between multiple stakeholder groups. A knowledge of Smart City technologies and current issues / opportunities relating to these technologies is important. You should also relish creating new opportunities while showing agility to ensure successful delivery of projects.

You must have:

  • a BA, BSc, MsC or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline.

Ideally, you will also:

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Have experience with applying innovation or IoT/Smart City technologies in a research and/or operational setting
  • Have excellent time management and prioritisation skills in a fast moving landscape that has multiple stakeholder interests and cross-matrix requirements
  • Be able to identify, develop and deliver new innovation partnerships
  • Be comfortable in cultivating multiple relationships, but also be able to work independently and autonomously
  • Be able to identify, develop and deliver new funding opportunities with experience in grant/bid writing
  • Have an eye for detail, but also have the ability to take a step back and ‘look at the big picture’
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills – both written and verbal
  • Have excellent administrative IT skills including competencies in MS Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and Google Business Suite

And of course, we are looking for someone who…

  • Enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted environment, with friendly and collaborative colleagues
  • Is interested in making a difference on a local and global scale
  • Is excited about being on the forefront of change to positively impact society

For more information about the role and how to apply, please see the Post Specification.

Deadline for applications is 12pm (GMT), 14th January 2022

Salary up to €49,127, depending on experience.