Head of Sustainable Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre is looking for an innovative leader with passion, expertise and experience in sustainable manufacturing to lead development and implementation of the Sustainable Manufacturing and Net Zero strategy for AMIC. 

We are driving industrial transformation, paving the way for future technologies and competing globally with a more sustainable focus.

You will be responsible for developing strategic relationships and partnerships with key technology, industrial, education, government and academic stakeholders, establishing a portfolio of activity to deliver this. The role will seek to identify collaborative research, innovation and knowledge transfer opportunities, to embed sustainability and net zero impacts across AMIC and beyond. 

Joining at a key point in AMIC’s development, you will support us to embed sustainability into AMIC’s own operations, while driving innovation in industry to develop and scale up decarbonisation and sustainability – aiming to cultivate a cluster of innovative businesses.

Be part of delivering our mission to innovate and create impact in advanced manufacturing – for business and society, in Northern Ireland and globally.


The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria: 

  • Honours degree, equivalent or higher qualification in Manufacturing, Sustainability, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Significant evidence of technical excellence and understanding of innovation in sustainable manufacturing.
  • Significant and relevant experience in a leadership role within a sustainability and/or engineering field, including developing and motivating collaborative project teams to meet financial and programme delivery targets.
  • Proven track record with recent, relevant successes in developing industry and academic stakeholder relationships and delivering high quality, on time, and within budget project outcomes for a range of complex and innovative projects, including at least one complex and large-scale project (£1m+).
  • Strong and evidenced understanding of business development principles and practices.
  • Strong track record in securing or contributing successfully to R&D secure revenue or funding applications from local, national and international bodies.


Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the ‘Candidate Information’ link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.


We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.