Technical R&D Manager

£29,850 - £36,500 yearly
  • The Coal Authority
  • Mansfield, UK
  • 10 Feb, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description


Who we are:

You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of us before. We think we’re pretty unique here at the Coal Authority where we are making a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We’re a great bunch of people to work with. We all have united passion and desire to live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of benefits that you’ll be able to access being a part of our inclusive team including flexi time, 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), civil service pension scheme, gym membership contribution, and professional membership.

About the role:

You will be responsible for coordinating R&D activities across a range of Coal Authority programmes, with particular focus on improving mine water treatment. You will be managing budgets, reporting on progress on existing projects, planning and developing new projects and managing the work of others.

You will be working with and engaging a wide range of colleagues from across the organisation as well as key stakeholders in other public bodies, technology providers, consultants and universities.

You will also be delivering R&D projects in your technical area as well as providing advice and guidance on emerging technologies and approaches to the Coal Authority’s senior management.

About you:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual with a relevant background in Chemistry, Geoscience, Environmental Science or Chemical Engineering with experience of delivering R&D projects in the private or public sector.

You will have some prior technical knowledge of the technologies that can be used to treat mine waters in the UK and the ability to plan and execute R&D projects that will help develop or improve technologies in this area in particular.

You should be highly organised, have a good eye for detail and be able to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders through written and verbal communication. You should be able to manage and influence the work of others, even if they are not your direct reports.

Working at the Coal Authority:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the HR team by email at or by phone on 0345 762 6848.

Other essential information


Application deadline is 5.00pm on Friday 6th March 2020

Application outcome:

Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. If you haven’t heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.