The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is doubling its headcount as it prepares to open its new innovation facility to the Scottish construction industry, expanding its range of services.
Working in partnership with a range of public sector, academic and further education organisations, CSIC supports Scotland’s construction businesses to collaborate, innovate and grow by matching innovation requirements with business support and expertise.
CSIC’s new industry-led facility in Hamilton, which will open its doors to the industry in the summer, will deliver 30,000 sq. ft. of workshop space housing state-of-the-art construction and manufacturing equipment.
This equipment will allow construction businesses of all sizes to prototype and develop new products, processes, systems and solutions, from early stage ideas through to full commercialisation.
To help run the new facility and deliver its ambitious plans for 2017 and beyond, CSIC is looking for six new employees – two business relationship managers, a technical manager, a centre manager, a marketing and communications manager and a digital marketing & events co-ordinator - to join the existing team.
CSIC’s chief executive, Stephen Good said: ““Since we launched two years ago, we have made fantastic progress, helping 42 innovative projects get off the ground. We’ve had great interest from the industry in our new innovation facility before it has even opened, so we’re expecting a very busy year as more and more people within the construction industry get innovating.
“Our new facility and our plans to expand our range of services, activities and events mean we need to significantly grow our team. We’re looking for dynamic, creative and passionate people with a variety of different skills who can help us achieve our ambition of inspiring and supporting construction businesses to innovate.
“These roles offer exciting career opportunities for the right candidates, who don’t all necessarily have to have construction sector experience, as long as they are committed to helping us support the industry as it faces an array of challenges and opportunities over the coming years.”