Innovation Manager

£40,000-£50,000 per annum

Carmichael are re looking to recruit an Innovation Manager to join our client’s team in Milton Keynes office.


Innovation Manager responsibilities:


  • You will be expected to contribute to the enhancement of the Innovation strategy and ensure relentless implementation.
  • You'll also need to lead and co-ordinate innovation projects and initiatives and collaborate with other members of the project team, the client and the supply chain.
  • You must support the identification of specific challenges (tactical or strategic) where improvement projects have the potential to deliver benefits to the Project. It's essential that you manage the Innovation Bank, and engage with relevant specialists, including Subcontractors, to promote innovation across the project.
  • Part of this fast-paced role is to populate, review and cascade HS2 and parent company Ideas Management Platforms to identify relevant solutions that add value.
  • You must introduce relevant tools, systems and processes for enhancing innovation and provide training to respective stakeholders and introduce new processes and update existing processes to the contractor.

We'd like you to support and attend relevant Forums; contribute and encourage ideas; review the IT Ideas Management Platform and the suggestions made by Others, for viability and feasibility. An essential part of this role is to update and develop the Business Improvement Dashboard and report on progress, targets and achievements including commercial aspects.

This role will update and develop the Innovation Dashboard and report on progress, targets and achievements including commercial aspects. You must develop awareness within the project team through a variety of channels (comms, workshops, training, challenges).

The Innovation Manager will promote and drive an innovative culture through cross functional collaborations and a positive mindset.

Innovation Manager Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience using relevant software packages: Microsoft Office tools (with a focus on excel & PowerPoint) Visio, MS Project, other reporting tools etc.
  • Knowledge of Innovation tools, techniques & methodologies is desirable
  • Engineering background with a good working knowledge of Project Management tools and methodologies
  • Understanding & appreciation of commercial aspects of a project


If you are interested in this role, please click apply today!