Technical Project Manager

Can you create order from project chaos? Can you hustle engineers of differing breeds into a room and exit with real action items?? Is agile more like a way of life than just another PM method?

Technical Project Manager

Can you create order from project chaos? Can you hustle engineers of differing breeds into a room and exit with real action items?? Is agile more like a way of life than just another PM method? Do you dream of gantt charts or loathe them due to your pure blood scrum master?? Great!! Come join our team in a dedicated NPI building with more white boards than you can shake a…… well a white board maker at!!

The Role

Singer Instruments is looking for a Project Manager with a technical background to join our agile Research and Development team. You’ll become an intrinsic part of the greater Research and Development department working side by side with our software and robotics engineers as well as our in-house microbiologists to design, develop, build and test the next generation of Singers Laboratory Robots. The role is progressive with currently planned projects spanning a number of years and varying in nature but suffice to say, we build awesome laboratory robots!!!

You’ll be joining at the beginning of an exciting new programme of product development where customer value comes first and foremost, Agile PM style. That means we’ll be testing prototypes with scientists, getting fast feedback and iterating quickly. We have in-house scientists who can help with the jargon so don’t let that put you off.

This is a varied, project-based role, taking robotics features and projects from customer derived concept to market. To achieve this you’ll need to be technically savvy in either mechanical, electronic, robotic or software engineering, likely having pivoted to agile project or program management part way through your career.

You’ll be joining a varied team with backgrounds spanning from Facebook to Red Bull Racing with qualifications from the University of life up to PhD’s from the best Uni’s in the land, and everything in between!


  • 5+ years commercial experience as an Engineer in mechanical, electronic, robotic or software engineering
  • 3+ years of experience as a project manager in an Agile environment
  • Proven background of Agile project delivery
  • Deep understanding of Agile PM practices such as Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective and Stand-ups
  • Qualified and in practice Scrum Master or similar status
  • Ability to facilitate user story workshops and elicit requirements from the project and client stakeholders
  • Expert level knowledge of Jira, Confluence and Burndown Charts
    Ability to coach, teach and pass on Agile PM knowledge to a team
  • Personal interest in technology, innovation and robotics
  • Experience with fast-cycle product development feedback loops
  • Excellent written, report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Can you complete this without looking it up? : “Our highest priority is to …..”

Bonus Requirements

  • Understanding of electronics, robotics, mechanical or software engineering development
  • Experience with robotics or consumer products
  • Understanding of ergonomics and product usability
  • Experience using Google and Atlassian (Jira & Confluence) productivity suites is an advantage
  • A passion for disruptive technologies
  • BBQ Skills.


Starting at:
£30,000 – £40,000 p.a.



Profit Share for Nerds (Bonus scheme)
Equity for Nerds (Staff ownership scheme)
Healthcare scheme



29 days holiday including Bank Holidays
Holiday bonus on length of service



Singer HQ, Roadwater near Minehead, Somerset, UK



Full-time (flexible hours)

Secondary responsibilities

  • Strategic thinking.
  • Training & Development of other team members.
  • Management & Leadership.

A bit about us…

Established in 1934, Singer Instruments is a relatively small (50 people) but rapidly expanding UK-based family business that develops and provides hardware and software solutions for laboratory automation.

Our customers are doing amazing things across all facets of biological science including genetics, neuroscience, cancer biology and biofuel engineering. Our customers include the world’s top 50 universities, NASA and some of the most famous beer and wine producers. The beer in your fridge may have been researched using one of our microscopes!

We’ve got offices in California, Singapore and Germany with our HQ in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West of England.


We are only excepting job applications directly through the website. Strictly no job agencies

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