- January 2022
- Original Article by Caroline Boyd
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:
The Smart Docklands Project Manager will:
- take ownership of select projects, innovation trials, and research streams
- support the development and implementation of Smart Dockland’s engagement strategy in line with the expansion of the Academy of the Near Future (Smart Dockland’s smart cities education programme)
- facilitate and participate in research with academic partners in Enable and CONNECT
- collaborate with innovation partners like Grand Canal Innovation District, other smart districts, and additional Docklands stakeholders
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in coordinating and leading projects in the innovation space, 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 are important. This role also involves managing a diverse range of collaborative projects with partner companies ranging from citizen science projects, the development of an innovation tour of Dublin’s Docklands, and supporting the delivery of the next phase of the Smart Docklands initiative.
The ideal candidate would:
- 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), 28th January 2022
Salary up to €47,764, depending on experience.