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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland. Operating across half of Scotland, HIE is one of Europe’s most highly-regarded development agencies. HIE’s unique integration of economic and community development is central to its success in generating sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands, particularly in fragile areas.

HIE has administrative offices in Inverness, Benbecula and Auchtertyre as well as local area offices in Forres, Fort William, Thurso, Golspie, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Stornoway, Lochgilphead and Portree.

To find out more about HIE and its operations, visit our about HIE section. You can also download a copy of our current Operating Plan and Annual Report.


Fixed term post for 2 years
Location: Inverness
Salary: £33,638 - £39,398 per annum, excellent benefits package

You will be responsible for helping to achieve progress with the implementation of elements of HIE’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan, ensuring the Plan remains updated. You will also be closely involved in the management of the high profile Inverness Campus and will contribute towards HIE’s wider Operating Plan targets.

You will also assist with effective management of HIE’s land and property portfolio, mostly via a framework contract with external managing agents. Activity will include involvement in acquisitions, development agreements, leases and sales.

You will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and also have experience of working in an environment with high standards of governance and accountability.

A key part of this role will be to bring fresh thinking to HIE’s work in this field, and help create a customer-focused business that is responsive and proactive; working with the senior leadership team to set an organisational climate in which staff resources are aligned and empowered to pursue HIE’s remit, encouraging innovation and creativity.

Sound knowledge of construction and development processes and the Highland and wider Scottish property market is desirable.

Read the job description to find out more

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply online

Job reference: 608
Closing date: 7 August 2016
Interview date: 16 August 2016 - In Inverness


Location: Highlands and Islands
Salary: £51,631 - £60,755 
per annum, excellent benefits package

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is funding the development of innovative technologies to produce low cost, efficient and reliable components and subsystems which will form the basis of the cost effective generation of wave energy in Scotland.

WES is seeking to recruit a Senior Innovation Engineer who will have responsibility for the design and development of the WES innovation programme. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will work with a team of technical staff to define and develop innovation programmes to support the WES strategy of developing cost competitive wave technology.

You will be responsible for capturing the lessons learnt from past and future wave energy research and innovation programmes and for the collation, analysis and dissemination of this knowledge.

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and motivated individual to play a key role in ensuring the future success of WES.

It is essential that applicants have a strong technical background, as well as an in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges associated with wave energy sector technology development and research processes. 

Excellent presentation and communication skills are required, along with flexibility to travel as necessary. A current driving licence would be desirable.

Read the job description to find out more

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply online

Reference: 606
Closing date: 24 July 2016

Interview date: 5 August 2016 - In Inverness


HIE utilises ScotGrad to facilitate placements in the Highlands and Islands. 

To view current graduate placement opportunities in the Highlands and Islands click here.

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