Knowledge Transfer Manager - Transport Infrastructure

Purpose of the role

Demonstrable leadership in transport infrastructure to define, deliver and/or support programmes of work to enable innovative infrastructure solutions. Provide innovation support to companies working in sustainable transport and associated industries, driving knowledge transfer between the science base and industry, promoting networking and enabling innovation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of future strategy and work programmes for sustainable transport and associated infrastructure solutions.
  • Identify and monitor trends and opportunities for innovation through interaction with business and the technology base.
  • Ensure that industry is aware of the funding opportunities related to sustainable transport infrastructure innovation.
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for industry to meet with peers and potential collaborators through the organisation of workshops and meetings.
  • Meet with companies, research institutions and universities, in the UK, to understand their R&D needs and innovation capabilities (face to face or online).
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with (often senior) external stakeholders, departments, forums, and groups active in related areas.
  • Deliver and assist in the support of new funding streams related to industrial challenges including delivering collaboration events.
  • Work with the Transport team and across Innovate UK KTN to understand the technology needs and opportunities for 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.
  • Understand and facilitate access to innovation support mechanisms for businesses and to help develop funding and investment applications.
  • Develop and lead cross-community activity within Innovate UK KTN to help build new supply chains to create value for UK businesses.
  • Identify opportunities for, and develop, thought leadership pieces to help inform policy and strategy.
  • The role will require regular UK travel including overnight at times and possibly some European or global travel. Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to change the amount of travel Innovate UK KTN will do going forward and currently it is difficult to define the level of travel required.



  • Degree educated, or equivalent, with post-graduate and/or industrial experience in the application of sustainable transport with a strong understanding of the physical and digital infrastructure requirements.
  • An understanding of sustainable transport and infrastructure supply chains across technologies (including digital).
  • An understanding of energy distribution services preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of transport and infrastructure innovation landscape and current trends.
  • Experienced in technology & product development within an industrial and/or academic environment.
  • Ability to bring together stakeholders to deliver on a project or task.
  • Writing proposals, reports and successful tender bids.
  • Organisation, convening experts and delivering/chairing Working Groups, networking events, meetings.


  • Highly numerate and analytical.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal skills, able to translate complex topics for a broad audience.
  • IT literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft packages.


  • This role has a salary between £32,000 and £46,900 pa.
  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata.
  • 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 Monday 28th February, though some circumstances may require us to close earlier, so early application is advised.

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 or out of our London, Harwell or Edinburgh Offices.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K. 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

Applications are to be received by the February 28, 2022