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Business Development Improvement Project Manager


Location: Middlesbrough

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
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Business Development Improvement Project Manager


Location: Cambridge/Middlesbrough/Port Talbot/Sheffield

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: Competitive rate

Description of role:

TWI are a membership-based organisation, supporting companies across the world with authoritative and impartial expert advice, knowhow and safety assurance through engineering, materials and joining technologies – helping its Members design, create and operate the best products possible.

The sales of testing, consulting and R&D projects to individual TWI Members have grown modestly over the last five years. However, the Company has set down its ambition for that growth to accelerate by 50% over the next five years. To achieve this, a wide range of transformation projects have been defined and are being developed. What is needed now is a Senior Projects Manager to coordinate multiple teams across a programme of a dozen projects, to implement the ideas and improvements developed. Projects include, for instance:

  • Setting up six virtual sector teams operating focused campaigns to promote TWIs unique capabilities into the nuclear, aerospace, space, defence & energy sectors.
  • Developing new ways to better engage TWIs Members through greater quantity & quality of Key Account relationships to deliver improved brand & offering awareness
  • Establishing an outstanding bid writing team to increase the quality & production rate of bids to keep up with more opportunities being generated

We are seeking candidates with an engineering or business degree able to appreciate the range of technologies we develop and the benefits they bring to our Members. The right person will be able to deliver multiple projects at one time, relying on their interpersonal & networking skills, and a keen skill be able to prioritise in a fast moving environment that requires mental and professional agility. They will need also to be commercially astute with a clear understanding of the business development process and how high performing teams work.


This position may require regular travel in the UK.

About us:

TWI Ltd is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies with significant property assets. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

We offer opportunities to collaborate with inspiring and expert teams and a supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to share your ideas and continually develop your own skills and knowledge.

If you are looking to join an organisation that is fuelled by innovation, teamwork, and openness, this role could be for you.

Diversity statement:

TWI Ltd is committed to treating all employees fairly and to being an inclusive employer. Our aim is to create a work environment where our employees can reach their full potential. We put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of our people practices to attract, develop and retain the best talent.


We recognise that it’s the differences of our people that gives us our competitive edge and enables us to maintain our world leading reputation. This is why we are committed to ensuring there is diversity across every level of our organisation; representative of the Members and societies we serve. We have made Inclusion our number one corporate value to demonstrate our commitment to ensure it is at the core of everything we do at TWI.

Why work for TWI?

We offer a competitive salary, share-in-success bonus scheme, generous pension scheme (both employee contribution (flexible amount) and TWI contribution (up to 10% of salary), holiday (25 days + 8 bank holiday’s), private health and dental cover, career development and training, onsite employee restaurant, onsite gym, day nursery available for companies on Granta Park (Cambridge) site (subject to availability), onsite parking and more.

We know that balancing work and personal life can at times be challenging. This is why we continue to review and implement family friendly policies including hybrid working, flexible working, enhanced maternity pay and paid parental leave.

External funding:

If this position is to be based in our Port Talbot office it will be part of an initiative known as AEMRI (Advanced Engineering Materials Research Institute), which is funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) using European Regional Development Funds (ERDF). If this position is to be based in our Middlesbrough office it will part of an initiative known as Centre for Materials Integrity which is part funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Reference number: 124/22

For further details, please click on the Job Description link below:

TWI Culture

As one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, we are committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent from around the world. Our goal is to develop the next generation of experts to address future industry challenges.

We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and respects the differences between people while valuing the contribution everyone makes to TWI.

The diversity of our staff and students makes a positive and important contribution to our continuing success.

TWI offers a comprehensive training programme, incorporating both in-house and external courses to support staff development.

TWI Values:

Our six values provide a point of reference for the way we expect our people to operate and behave.

  • Inclusion: Valuing the contribution from every individual, creating value for our customers
  • Teamwork: Building effective working relationships, we accomplish more together
  • Adaptability: Engaging positively with change to meet the needs of the business
  • Taking Responsibility: Achieving our objectives and personal development
  • Innovation & Expertise: Championing new ideas and sharing knowledge to solve industry problems
  • Customer Focus: Building trusting relationships with our customers