Knowledge Transfer Manager - Energy & Infrastructure (Mat cover)

Purpose of the Role

The role has a particular focus on cross-cutting energy technologies in the built environment and their impact therein, for example, the balance between energy production, storage and distribution and how new technologies will interplay within this environment. The post holder will have an appreciation of battery systems, hydrogen systems and energy networks. The role will facilitate business growth and help promote and drive knowledge transfer between the science/technology base and industry, promote networking and stimulate innovation relevant to Clean Energy and Built Environment businesses. 

The post is within the Clean Energy and Built Environment team alongside colleagues working on infrastructure, construction, energy systems and water. Therefore, the demands of the role will be varied, working with businesses across all these sectors and will link closely with Innovate UK’s Innovate Exchange programme plus other key Innovate UK Business Connect projects for example the Cross Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network and the Hydrogen Innovation Network which draw widely on cross-sector solutions to address specific industrial challenges. A broad appreciation of, or experience in, energy or infrastructure systems is needed.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Clean Energy and Built Environment team to understand the technology needs and opportunities for the growth of UK Industry and the scientific capabilities of the research base, facilitating the transfer of knowledge within and between these groups and the establishment of collaborations.
  • Help understand and facilitate access to Innovation support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications.
  • Support the delivery of Innovate UK’s Innovation Exchange programme, primarily across the Energy and Infrastructure sectors but to other sectors as required. 
  • Support delivery of meetings, workshops, networking events and exchange programmes in a variety of commercial and scientific areas.
  • Promote the benefits of Innovate UK Business Connect and innovation within a business context to the UK sector including the preparation of promotional material and the use of various media. 
  • Display and maintain a good scientific and technical awareness in a broad range of topics of relevance to the UK capability and industry needs. 
  • Liaise closely with Innovate UK Business Connect staff across all sectors and technologies to ensure a good understanding of the other sector activities, to ensure well informed and integrated working. 
  • Contribute to the writing of articles for newsletters, blogs of interest to our members. 
  • Undertake necessary administrative duties including the timely completion of accurate reports, meeting minutes and expenses. 


  • Degree educated in a scientific, technical or engineering discipline with post-graduate scientific or engineering industrial experience. Industrial experience in energy or infrastructure systems, or a related environment.
  • Experienced in technology and product development within an industrial and/or academic environment.
  • Have broad knowledge and be agile and confident working effectively beyond the energy and infrastructure sectors into wider technology and business areas.
  • Have an understanding of energy and/or infrastructure supply chains across technologies. An appreciation of Government considerations in cross- departmental work would be an advantage.
  • Have had exposure to the research and business environment.

Benefits & how to apply

  • This role has a salary of £46,367 to £50,000 pa
  • 28 days annual leave plus 10.5 bank and public holidays
  • Enhanced Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wider Wallet employee benefits high street discounts scheme
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development as part of our Talent & Development Programme

This advert will close on Thursday 29th February though some circumstances may require us to close earlier, so early application is advised.

First stage interviews to be held on Wednesday 6th March & Thursday 7th March.

Second stage interviews to be held on Thursday 14th March & Friday 15th March.

Please apply by submitting a tailored cover letter outlining your suitability with specifics relating to the requirements of the role, and your CV outlining your experience.

The postholder will be home based (UK) or out of our London, Harwell or Edinburgh offices with frequent UK travel.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the UK without restrictions as sponsorship for visas is not provided. Unfortunately, owing to the high number of applications received, we can only provide feedback to applicants selected for interview.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact the Recruitment Team by email to

Innovate UK Business Connect strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can all be ourselves. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry: people of colour, LGBTQ+ community, women, disabled people, people of any age or family status. We know that diversity makes us stronger and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive, and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to removing barriers for individuals with conditions, illnesses or disabilities and we will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process, and in their future role.

If you would like to request any reasonable adjustment, for any part of the recruitment process (including application), please let us know by emailing

Closing date: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024
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