R&D Technical Consultant

May 10, 2018
Job Type
Professional Services
Technology Leadership
Salary Bracket
Scotland & UK


Our client is seeking a Research and Development Technical Consultant the primary focus of the role will be to provide technical advice to UK companies by investigating their latest R&D projects to identify where qualifying work is taking place. You will be working with existing and new clients who invest in R&D, to extend and expand their businesses and optimize their costs. You will provide clients with advice from both a tax and science/engineering perspective. You must be analytical and able to work within strict deadlines.

Main Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Working primarily in the preparation and review of software related R&D tax claims covering various industries ranging from (but not limited to) core IT, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Engineering and Science
  • Generating new cost-saving opportunities for business in relation to their R&D projects
  • Drafting clear technical and financial documents related to R&D activities
  • Working with a variety of high-profile clients and liaising with Managing Directors, Financial Directors, CEOs, CTOs
  • Interacting with HMRC, the tax authority, to defend the claim if necessary
  • Running workshops, addressing seminars, conferences, etc., to express professional views regarding R&D tax reliefs and other sources of R&D funding
  • Staying abreast of developments in industry and identifying new business opportunities

Desired experience and skills:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a technical developer, engineer, scientist/researcher or analyst
  • Degree in Computer Science or related discipline (Master’s degree beneficial)
  • Working experience in the R&D tax industry (preferable but not mandatory)
  • Curiosity, awareness and an interest in science, technology and innovation
  • Excellent communication (both spoken and written) and ability to convey complex ideas as simple concepts
  • Excellent numerical ability and a proven track record of working to tight deadlines
  • Independent thinker and enthusiastic team player
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