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Oxford Ionics • Oxford, United Kingdom

Project Manager

Employment type:  Full time

2–3 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

The future is quantum. Oxford Ionics is a high-performance quantum computing company delivering world-leading innovations to create the most powerful, accurate and reliable quantum computers to solve the world's most important problems. Quantum Computing offers a radically new way of building computers that harnesses the power of quantum physics to outperform conventional supercomputers exponentially. Using our unique trapped-ion technology, we are at the forefront of the race to unleash the real potential of quantum computing.

What to expect

We are searching for our first dedicated Project Manager responsible for delivering high-value, deep-tech projects, particularly across government sectors. As the Project Manager, you will manage complex projects that integrate hardware and software components, valued between £5-10 million. Prior experience in similar settings and with government clients will be highly valuable for this role. Your ability to navigate and adapt within environments lacking established project management frameworks will be essential.

What you’ll be responsible for

A key part of your role will be to build and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including quantum physicists, engineers, software developers, and other experts, to deliver successful projects. You will be responsible for conducting thorough risk assessments for each project, identifying potential risks and challenges, and establishing proactive strategies for risk mitigation to ensure successful project execution.

As a Project Manager, your role is critical in maintaining effective stakeholder engagement through clear and efficient communication, ensuring stakeholders are well-informed about project progress and their concerns are addressed promptly. Additionally, you will develop and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including status reports and evaluations. Lastly, you will mentor team members, sharing best practices in project management to improve team performance and project success.

Requirements

In the role, you must have a Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as engineering, computer science, or physics, with advanced degrees being a plus. Your background should include experience managing complex projects and setting up project management systems and processes, ideally within the technology or deep-tech sector. While familiarity with quantum computing or technologies isn't required, experience working with academics, scientists, and R&D teams is highly advantageous. This role is particularly suited for those who have experience running highly technical multi-million-pound government or Innovate UK grant projects.

Proficiency in various project management methodologies, software, and tools is essential, as is the ability to adapt these to suit different situations. The role demands strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You should be results-oriented, highly organised, detail-oriented, adaptable, and capable of thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

Benefits

Oxford Ionics is at the cutting edge of quantum innovation. We need people like you with the necessary skills, vision and capability. In return, we'll recognise your engagement and excellence with a range of benefits. You'll find opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, business stock options, unlimited annual leave, flexible working hours with either hybrid or onsite working, private medical insurance for you and your family and much more.

Oxford Ionics is committed to equal opportunity for all.

Company benefits

Unlimited annual leave
Flexible working week
Share options
Relocation packages
Skilled worker visas
Pension match/increase
Health insurance – We provide comprehensive, excess-free, history-disregarded private medical insurance through Bupa Select Complete, offering the highest level of coverage for you and your family.
Enhanced maternity leave – We provide 26 weeks of paid new parent leave, regardless of gender or whether by birth or adoption.
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Life assurance
Cycle to work scheme
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days

We asked employees of Oxford Ionics how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Location
91%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
95%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
78%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
71%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
89%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
80%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
58%
Employees feel like the diversity is ok and there are some efforts to improve
Inclusion
78%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
82%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
90%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
52%
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average
Working at Oxford Ionics

Company employees

47

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

78%:20%:2%

Office locations

Oxford, United Kingdom

Funding levels

£40.0 Million

Hiring Countries

Australia
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Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Israel
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United Kingdom
United States