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Impact and Development Manager

To support the transformation of the construction sector in line with the goals of the Industrial Strategy, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an Impact and Development Manager, with responsibilities to ensure the impact of research developed through the Transforming Construction Network Plus (TCN+) and the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation on the construction sector. The role is based in the Centre for Systems...
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Reference ENG00976
Date posted 4 September 2019
Closing date 20 September 2019

For industry

The Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation provides a hub for research, education and advocacy for the application of systems engineering and innovation to the built environment. We offer industry the opportunity to join the Centre and work with leading researchers on next generation tools and approaches; and to attend continuing professional development courses on Systems Engineering Leadership.

1. Systems Engineering Leadership

Join our System Engineering Leadership CPD (this course runs regularly - next is on Friday 27 September 2019). The Systems Engineering Leadership skills to work across disciplines to integrate systems are becoming important as buildings and infrastructure systems are getting more complex, interdependent and cyber-physical. Emergent properties include safety, security, resilience and reliability. This course seeks to provide practical methods and tools for understanding infrastructure systems. Itis aimed at the next generation of leaders for systems engineering in the built environment – professionals with responsibility for aspects of one or more project delivery (e.g. in engineering and design consultancies, contracting organizations, and infrastructure owners); who would like to be more proactive in working across disciplines and engineering stages; and/or to understand how systems engineering leadership can support the transformation of the sector. We are delighted to have Network Rail confirmed as our guest industry speaker on this run of the CPD programme, sharing their new framework for Systems Engineering, and their experience of where systems engineering modelling and processes add value. Run through  the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), with leading experts from Imperial College London, University of Bristol and University of Twente – it draws also on the 20+ years of using Systems Engineering in Infrastructure in the Netherlands.

This course will cover:

  • Fundamentals of systems thinking and systems engineering;
  • The role and contribution of systems engineering in addressing the challenges of transforming construction, while creating safe places for users of the built environment; and
  • Technical leadership skills for using systems engineering in the delivery of the built infrastructure.

It will involve the opportunity to learn in groups using industry cases and examples; to map processes and reflect on the responsibilities from purpose through design and delivery to operations; and to situate particular systems engineering methods and tools within a broader context. The programme also has an alumni network. Previous attendees are drawn from companies such as Laing O’Rourke, Mott Macdonald, HS2 and Costain.


2. Membership and Partnership of the Centre

Joining our Centre as a member or partner brings the benefits of engaging with leading researchers, shaping research priorities and having early access to our findings on digitally-enabled systems engineering, and related topics, such as offsite construction and the transformation of delivery. We work closely with industry partners to understand their real-world problems; bring that learning back into the university to develop next generation solutions and ensure our research has impact on their processes and practices. All members and partners have access to the annual research showcase and advisory board, and places on the Systems Engineering Leadership programme. 

3. Get to know more

To learn more about our Centre, please sign up to our mailing list, follow us on twitter @CSEI_Imperial, or sign up for our seminar series. Please contact or the Centre Director to discuss membership or partnership.

4. Our current industry collaborations

Our current industry collaborators, which you could join as a new member of the Centre, are below. We also work with the Building and Construction Authority in Singapore to deliver continuing professional development on Design for Manufacture and Assembly and Integrated Digital Delivery, as part of their Integrated Digital Delivery Integration Strategy.