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Job posted: February 12, 2020

Innovation Incentives Technical Consultant

Job Functions

Technical Consulting

Seniority Level

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Spec

Employer

VAT IT South Africa

Location

South Africa, Johannesburg

Department

Salary

Market-related

Closing date for applications

Nature of position

We are looking for a technical consultant to work with our innovation incentives team in maximising government incentives for our clients. This role entails working on cutting-edge South African research and innovation projects and assisting in the management of multiple clients’ incentive processes – from business development to managing client relationships and delivering on incentive engagements.

Job Description

  • Identifying and optimising R&D grants and tax incentive opportunities at clients

  • Assisting clients to apply for grants and incentives – this entails understanding a clients’ scientific and technological innovation and preparing and reviewing technical motivations on behalf of clients

  • Running workshops and drafting clear technical and financial documents to justify R&D activities to the relevant authorities

  • Liaising with government agencies on behalf of clients and manage those relationships

Qualifications and Experience

  • Industrial or academic experience as an Engineer, Scientist or Researcher

  • Qualification in Engineering, Science, Computer Science or a related area

  • Experience in technical report writing

  • Previous experience with Government departments would be advantageous

  • Self-driven and results orientated

  • Strong business acumen

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills (must have the ability to interact and liaise with senior client executives

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple client deadlines

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Occasional travel to other areas in South Africa and abroad may be required

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