Key responsibilities: Build the research group to be responsive to current and future transport challenges, within the transport sector and in the context of supporting industrial development; Implement a business plan for operations, sustainable growth and robustness of the research group (including strategy, goals, mission, HR, finances) and establish the research group as a national leader in transport network asset management, with international recognition; Attract appropriate levels of funding to support the financial viability of the research group; Propose, plan and implement Parliamentary Grant (PG) and other grant-funded projects, in consultation with the Competence Area Manager (CAM) to enhance the technical strength of the research group; Manage projects and programmes through robust and integrated planning; Coordinate deliverables to fulfil project requirements; Conceptualise innovate solutions to fulfil project and programme requirements; Project coordination planning with the relevant team members and researchers to ensure projects are on brief, budget and time; Identify and develop new science engineering & technology (SET) capabilities required for business and impact growth; Manage the quality of the outputs (i.e. proposals, reports, client presentations, etc.) to ensure they are of a high standard; Build and maintain client responsive teams. Qualifications, skills and experience: A Masters degree in transport network asset management, transport engineering, operations research, systems engineering or equivalent, with at least five years relevant working experience; Should preferably be at a principal level or at least a senior level on the research career path (with publication history, and evidence of national and international recognition); Good understanding of transport and the transport sector in South Africa; Registered professional scientist or engineer would be an added advantage; Ability to work in a methodical manner is essential; Ability to carry out strategic stakeholder interactions at all levels; Demonstrated ability to secure research funding; Excellent business management skills (i.e. budgeting, establishing networks, excellent people skills, etc.); Excellent presentation skills (i.e. able to present ideas, concepts, plan and procedures); Excellent people management skills (i.e. mentorship, coaching diversity and diversity management); Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills; Demonstrated track record of the ability to work accurately, independently and efficiently.
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