Career Opportunities

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Bid Writer

We are recruiting for an important position within an award winning VC backed well funded Bristol based technology start-up. The successful candidate will control multiple projects for an innovative carbon fibre process that will have significant impact in pushing forward both the perfor

We are recruiting for an important position within an award winning, VC backed, Bristol based technology start-up. The successful candidate will write and control all aspects of the funding bids for an innovative carbon fibre process that will have significant impact in pushing forward both the performance and green credentials of many industries such as automotive, aerospace and renewable energy.

 

iCOMAT aims to provide our customers with an end to end solution to enable them to carry out advanced manufacturing of carbon fibre parts. iCOMAT is developing hardware and software to enable the commercialisation of its Rapid Tape Shearing (RTS) fibre steering patented technology to provide fast, reliable, and repeatable 2D and 3D tape laying capability.

 

We are looking for a detail focused all-rounder who can structure funding bids in a way that maximises the opportunity for success.  Someone with the ability to write effectively, plan and cost accurately and can pull in all the information required from the team.  Someone with strong communication skills and a successful track record of bidding for high value high tech grants in the automotive and aerospace sectors.  An individual who will fully own the entire bidding process from identification of grant opportunities to receipt of the offer letter.  If this is you then we would like to hear from you.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Write and prepare grant proposals and tender bids for submission to UK and EU funding instruments

  • Project manage the bidding process from first proposal to offer letter acceptance

  • Contribute to the project planning and costing of all funding bids

  • Work closely with the entire iCOMAT team to gather the required inputs for the bid

  • Interact with project partners and build lasting relationships through excellent communication

  • Keep constantly up to date with funding opportunities, both UK and international to help define the company's funding bidding roadmap

  • Identify new and novel areas when iCOMAT could add value either through its hardware or software

  • Provide technical writing support to live projects (e.g. interim and final reports, content for review meetings)

Qualifications, Experience and skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering / technical field

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Track record of successful funding/bidding in engineering sector in UK and Europe (automotive / aerospace desirable)

  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills

  • Adaptable and able to work under pressure to tight timescales

Salary Level

Full time position, salary and benefits depending on experience

Ways of working

There will be the opportunity to work both at iCOMAT headquarters in Bristol or the branch office in Athens and remotely when it is most efficient. 

How to Apply

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Mr Richard Hardy at richard.hardy@icomat.co.uk.

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Financial Controller

We are recruiting for a key position within an award-winning VC backed well-funded Bristol based technology start-up.   The successful candidate will be responsible for financial control and reporting in a rapidly growing technology business.   They will play a key role in the success of an innovative carbon fibre OEM that will have significant impact in pushing forward both the performance and green credentials of many industries such as automotive, aerospace, and renewable energy. 

iCOMAT aim to provide our customers with an end-to-end solution to enable them to carry out advanced manufacturing of carbon fibre parts.   iCOMAT is developing hardware and software to enable the commercialisation of its Rapid Tape Shearing (RTS) fibre steering technology to supply fast, reliable, and repeatable 2D and 3D tape laying capability. 

We are looking for a Financial Controller who can update our company financial policies and develop new financial policies to help meet or exceed corporate goals.  The successful candidate will collaborate with the executive team to determine more effective ways to handle corporate funding, tax issues and growth financing.  If you have a strong background in corporate financial management and a strong desire to become a part of a dynamic team, you may be the perfect person to fill this position. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Preparing financial reports such as weekly cashflow, monthly management accounts, budget reports 

  • HR and payroll 

  • Monitoring internal controls and analysing financial data 

  • Overseeing and preparing income statements 

  • Participating in budgeting processes 

  • Managing financial transactions 

  • Streamlining accounting functions and operations 

  • Coordinating audit processes, contract outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary. 

  • IUK/Horizon 20/20 project claims and financial management 

  • Purchasing management, invoicing, validation 

  • Complete monthly VAT returns 

  • Produce the Company R&D tax credit reports and reconcile back to management accounts 

 

Qualifications, Experience, and skills

 

  • Valid ACCA or CIMA 

  • 5+ years’ experience in a managerial accounting position 

  • Strong understanding of working with government funded projects 

  • Experience of working in a rapidly growing OEM is highly beneficial 

  • Proficiency with accounting software required (XERO/FLOAT) 

 

Salary Level 

Full time position, salary depending on experience.   Possibility of working reduced days/hours if needed 

 

Ways of working

 

Work will be done at iCOMAT headquarters in Bristol, some work from home may be possible.   All applicants must be UK based 

How to Apply

 

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Mr Richard Hardy at richard.hardy@icomat.co.uk. Applications close 30th June 2021 with interviews to be conducted during July 2021 

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Mechanical Engineer

We are recruiting for a key position within an award-winning VC backed well-funded Bristol based technology start-up.   The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the existing and future development of iCOMAT’s unique composite deposition technology. They will play a key role in the success of an innovative carbon fibre process that will have significant impact in pushing forward both the performance and green credentials of many industries such as automotive, aerospace and renewable energy. 

 

iCOMAT aim to provide our customers with an end-to-end solution to enable them to carry out advanced manufacturing of carbon fibre parts. iCOMAT is developing hardware and software to enable the commercialisation of its Rapid Tape Shearing (RTS) fibre steering technology to provide fast, reliable, and repeatable 2D and 3D tape laying capability. 

We are looking for someone strong in mechanical engineering, ideally from roll to roll processing/carbon fibre processing background, that is very strong in high end mechanical equipment design and development.   An appreciation of modular electrical and pneumatic integration will also be required.  Experience with Design for Manufacture (DFM) and serviceability will be key to the long-term success of the technology.   If this, is you then we would like to hear from you. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Design, develop, integrate, and test the electromechanical systems for 2D and 3D RTS technologies 

  • Work individually and with subcontractors to produce reliable and repeatable hardware for integration and control of the RTS technology 

  • Identify new and novel ideas where iCOMAT could add functionality through its hardware  

  • Produce CAD diagrams and specifications for manufacture, build, operation and servicing of the head 

  • Produce Health & Safety Risk Assessments related to automation 

Qualifications, Experience and skills 

  • 10+ years Degree Qualified with an in depth understanding of Mechanical design 

  • Expert Solid Works user  

  • Experience of roll to roll processing and web transport 

  • Ability to design for manufacture and serviceability  

  • Milestone driven attitude with the ability to hit targets 

  • Health & Safety trained and able to write procedures and perform risk assessments 

Salary Level 

Full time position, salary depending on experience 

Ways of working  

Work will be done at iCOMAT headquarters in Bristol, some design from home may be possible.  All applicants must be UK based 

How to Apply  

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Mr Richard Hardy at richard.hardy@icomat.co.uk

Applications close End June 2021 with interviews to be conducted during July 2021.