Technology Commercialisation Officer


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Contract Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Salary from £31,721
Working Hours:
39 Hours
Risley, Cheshire
Closing Date:
Business Area:
Science, Strategy and Innovation
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Job Introduction

Job Description for Technology Commercialisation Officer:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

Support the delivery and management of NNL’s innovation portfolio, promoting an innovative culture across the business to ensure NNL can deliver nuclear science that benefits society. 
The location is flexible, can be based in Warrington or Workington.

All applicants are required to provide a covering letter to accompany your CV as part of the job application explaining how you are suitable for the role and how your skills and experience match the job requirements. Please upload your covering letter and CV as one document.

Main Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities for Technology Commercialisation Officer:

  • Assess ideas and award funding to commercially viable opportunities submitted from within NNL.
  • Administer top-down challenges from initial engagement with the challenge holders through to successful project delivery.
  • Support the Head of Innovation in commercialising viable technologies.
  • Maintain the Innovation database, keeping an accurate track of projects and initiatives.
  • Perform benchmarking of technologies against the state of the art.
  • Report innovation statistics to stakeholders.
  • Generate internal communications and build relationships across the business to drive engagement with NNL’s Innovation agenda.
  • Identify external innovation challenges and funding which colleagues can apply for.
  • Support developing partnerships between NNL and 3rd parties, working with fellow Professional Services colleagues as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Technology Commercialisation Officer:

  • Degree or equivalent in a Science or Engineering discipline.
  • Ability to research, digest, analyse and present material clearly and concisely for internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to see the potential in technologies which could be adopted, including those from other sectors.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Be self-motivated and have good time management and organisational skills: be able to define priorities and work flexibly and effectively under pressure to meet demanding (and sometimes conflicting) deadlines, within set time / financial constraints.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate with senior personnel.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Desirable Criteria for Technology Commercialisation Officer:

  • Experience in a similar role or previous experience of commercialising technologies.
  • Understanding of intellectual property practices.
  • An understanding of the nuclear industry and how it links to the wider energy sector.
  • Experience in Project Management.
  • Experience in an external engagement role or similar.

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.