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R&D Project Manager

Axis Animation seeks a resourceful PROJECT MANAGER for our Research and Development team. The R&D Project Manager works alongside the Head of R&D to ensure the success of funded R&D projects and other long-form R&D projects. The role provides a great opportunity to work with a talented team on exciting projects, whilst helping them shape the future of our animation studio by embracing emerging technologies and evolving an established pipeline. Problem solving, task delegation and a keen eye for logistics are the key skills for this role.

Candidates are required and must be eligible at time of application to work on-site in Glasgow.

Responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

  • Work with the Head of R&D to support day-to-day management of R&D projects, including project and task scheduling, cost tracking and management of staff

  • Help keep ticketing system up-to-date, including weekly reporting and tracking

  • Maintain overall R&D project schedule

  • Work with Resource Manager and Production to ensure R&D project needs are met

  • Maintain project documentation where applicable, including financial reporting and final project reports

  • Support application, management and reporting of government funded research projects within the studio

  • Track annual leave for R&D team and ensure cover is in place

  • Keep track of contract end dates, renewals etc. and assist in R&D recruitment

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Detail oriented with a strong ability to multi-task

  • Experience in project management of software development desired

  • Background in science, mathematics or engineering preferable

  • Familiar with agile methodology

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Be proactive

  • Be adaptable

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