Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Project Manager in Robotics for Advanced Manufacturing


Position: Project Manager in Robotics for Advanced Manufacturing
Location of position: Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Laida Bidea. Edificio 700 (Derio - BIZKAIA)
Reference: T-I11457/17
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Acceptance deadline: 2017.03.31

Description of offer:

Tecnalia is the largest private Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) group in Spain and one of the leading ones in Europe, with a staff of over 1,400 people and a turnover of 110 million euros. Tecnalia’s lemma is to develop technologies that can be converted in value and benefits for our clients and the overall society. One of the main targets of any Tecnalia project is the technology development and transfer towards the industry.

The Advanced Manufacturing business unit, within the Industry and Transport division, has 3 main focuses related to the field of Robotics ( ):

  1. Design and prototyping of innovative robots, as a product for Industry
    • Parallel Kinematics Robots
    • Cable Based Robots
    • Mobile Robots and Autonomous Navigation
  2. Robot Autonomy for Flexible Manufacturing
    • Versatile robotics (advanced control, vision based guiding, 3D vision parts detection…)
    • Dual arm robotics
    • Collaborative robotics
  3. Robots for Industrial processes automation
    • Automation
    • Welding and Joining
    • Components Assembly
    • Online inspection and quality control

What do we offer?

The position is of a Project Manager within a private research center, thus driving the identification of new business opportunities, unexpressed requirements from our clients as well as definition and cost evaluation of the solution proposed in commercial offers, contributions to European projects proposals, as well as contributions to the team technological strategy and management.

The position is divided into two main roles: 

  • Project management: the person will be responsible for the quality assurance of the projects and the excellence of their execution (goal achievement, planning, resources, and customer satisfaction) through the leadership of mixed technical teams. One of the main targets of any Tecnalia project is the technology transfer towards the industry.

  • Complex projects commercial activity: the person will belong to the sales force of the division, being hence responsible for promoting business and interacting with current and potential customers.  The main duties will be: identification of customer’s needs, definition of technical solutions with the support of the project team, negotiation of terms and conditions… 

Who are you?

Autonomous and dedicated, you have an innovative spirit and you are eager to move next generation robotics to real world applications, identifying and solving client’s needs: from the first conceptual ideas to the validation in real-condition pilot prototypes. 

You have proven knowledge of computer vision and robotics. You have very good communication (oral and written) skills, are problem-solving oriented and you are comfortable with teamwork, in different languages and locations.


  •  Studies: PhD or Master degree in robotics, or Industrial engineer with strong experience in R&D robotics projects.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Spanish. French is a real plus.

  • Hands-on experience of the implementation of Robotics and Vision in a manufacturing context.

  • Availability for travels is required

  • Experience:

    • 1 to 3 years in a technical position developing vision or Robotics technology, so that you have insight knowledge of the broad range of available technologies and applicability.

    • 2 to 3 years working as a project manager o as a leader of a technical team preferably in the Industrial R&D

    • You have led commercial activities for industrial client, from necessities identification to commercial offer.

    • You have participated to the mounting and execution of European R&D projects and have developed a network in this field. 


* The resgitration form is in Spanish.


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