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Innovation Officer - Proposal Coordinator and Writer

REF#: IOPCW24

Position: Full Time

Location: Geri - Nicosia

Hyperion is a multinational group of companies with more than 30 years of experience bringing ongoing value to global, regional, and local operating companies in the Process Industries.  Since 1993 we have executed more than 500 projects in more than 50 countries.  We are leading providers of consulting and engineering advisory services, specialized technology, and implementation of advanced process systems solutions in the hydrocarbons, chemicals, metals, and power generation industries.

Description

Hyperion invests in research and development to stay at the forefront of technology in systems engineering. We leverage cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide advanced solutions in process optimization and control.


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced, dynamic Innovation Officer to join our growing Cyprus team to lead our efforts in securing funding for our research and development projects. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in developing and winning competitive proposals and securing funding from government agencies, private foundations, and industry partners. This role offers an exciting opportunity to drive the growth and success of our organization by shaping the future of innovation and research.



Responsibilities

  • Proposal Development and Writing:

    • Lead the end-to-end development of high-impact proposals and grant applications, from initial concept development to final submission, ensuring alignment with funding requirements and objectives.

    • Lead and participate in the drafting, editing, and submission of grant proposals, funding requests, and reports.

    • Collaborate with various departments to gather information and align proposal content with organizational goals and donor expectations.

    • Ensure proposals are innovative, compelling, and clearly articulate the impact and value of the Hyperion Group’s initiatives.

  • Strategy and Coordination:

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive proposal strategy that includes timelines, templates, and processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Develop and implement strategic plans and objectives for securing funding for research and development initiatives, in alignment with organizational goals and priorities.

    • Identify and evaluate potential new funding sources and maintain strong relationships with existing donors and stakeholders.

    • Monitor and analyze funding trends to position the Hyperion Group ahead of major funding shifts and opportunities.

    • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including researchers, project managers, funding agencies, and industry partners, to gather insights and coordinate collaborative efforts for proposal development.

    • Stay informed about emerging trends, technologies, and funding opportunities in the R&D field, and incorporate learnings into proposal development strategies to enhance the competitiveness and success of our proposals.

  • Project Management:

    • Manage the proposal submission calendar to ensure all deadlines are met.

    • Oversee the proposal submission process, including coordinating timelines, managing resources, and ensuring compliance with funding guidelines and requirements.

    • Coordinate with finance, program, and executive teams to ensure proposal budgets are accurate and reflect project needs.

    • Provide regular updates to senior management about the status, success, and areas for improvement in the proposal process.

  • Team Collaboration and Leadership:

    • Work closely with the communications team to ensure consistency in messaging and branding across all proposals.

    • Train and mentor staff on best practices in proposal writing and preparation.

    • Participate in strategic discussions to improve project planning and execution.

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Opportunities for professional development and training.

  • Hybrid work flexibility.

  • A collaborative and supportive team environment.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Science, Engineering, or Management.

  • At least 5 years of proven experience in proposal writing and coordination, preferably in a fundraising environment.

  • Proven track record of success in securing funding for R&D initiatives through competitive grant proposals, with a demonstrated ability to win grants from government agencies, private foundations, and industry partners.

  • Exceptional writing, research, and communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts and research findings in clear and compelling language.

  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources and familiarity with fundraising software and tools.

  • Knowledge of R&D and other forms of funding programs applicable to HYPERION in Cyprus, and the EU.

  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to develop and execute effective proposal development strategies to achieve organizational objectives.

  • Knowledge of the R&D funding landscape, including funding trends, opportunities, and best practices, with a deep understanding of funding mechanisms and requirements for government grants, foundation grants, and industry partnerships.

  • Fluent in English language and professional level of the Greek language.

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