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R&D Business Support Advisor

Posting Date:  3 Apr 2024
City:  Genova

Genova, IT, 16129

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Consulting Planning, Monitoring & Business Support
Level of experience:  Junior

RINA is currently recruiting for a R&D Business Support Advisor to join its office in Genoa, Italy within the Consulting Planning, Monitoring & Business Support Division.


The R&D Financial Manager is responsible for overseeing the financial planning, analysis, and management of research and development projects within the engineering company. They role ensures that R&D initiatives align with RINA financial goals and contribute to innovation and growth.

Key Accountabilities

Financial Planning and Budgeting:
- Define the project budget structure, check of the compliance of the project budget during the proposal phase with the Programme Financial Rules
- Ensure that the project actual expenditure are in line with the budget and timing is correctly reported and submitted to the required standard and deadlines
Business Proposal and Support:
- Support in the administrative and financial coordination and participation in EC funded proposals and Italian national/regional schemes, in collaboration with the technical project manager
- Ensure proposals are prepared, initially assessed and submitted to the required standard and deadlines
- Support to the consortium for the administrative and financial issues related to the project management
- Update the proposal and project support tools
- Work closely with R&D teams and project managers to provide financial guidance, support, and accountability throughout project lifecycles
- Liaise with suitable industrial and academic partners to gather information for submission of research proposals
- Maintain contacts with the partners forming the consortium.



Master’s Degree in Economics

Experience & Qualifications

- From 1 to 3 years of experience in financial management, preferably in an R&D or project-based environment.

- Experience managing finances for research and development projects, including familiarity with grant funding, project accounting, and financial reporting specific to R&D initiatives.

- Strong skills in financial planning, forecasting, and analysis to support R&D initiatives. This includes the ability to create financial models and conduct variance analysis.

- Proficiency in developing and managing budgets for R&D projects. This includes creating budget proposals, monitoring expenditures, and ensuring financial goals align with project objectives.


  • ADDRESS THE WAY - Have a big picture of different situations and reinterpret it in a perspective way
  • BUILD NETWORK - Forge trust relationships, across departments, and outside the organization
  • CLIENT INTIMACY - Embrace internal and external client needs, expectations, and requirements to ensure maximum satisfaction
  • EARN TRUST - Take everyone's opinion into account and remain open to diversity
  • MAKE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS - Structure activities according to priorities, actions, resources and constraint
  • MANAGE EMOTIONS - Recognise one's and other's emotions and express and regulate one's reactions
  • PIONEER CHANGE - Actively embrace change and benefit from the new circumstances
  • PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Promote commitment by keeping promises as a Role Model
  • THINK FORWARD - Capitalise on experiences and translate them into action plans for the future


With over 5,600 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a multinational player which provides certification, marine classification, product testing, site supervision and vendor inspection, training and engineering consultancy services across a wide range of sectors. Our business model covers the full process of project development, from concept to completion. The aim is to guarantee a project’s technical, environmental and safety - and sometimes also economic and financial - sustainability.


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are also compliant to the Italian Law n. 68/99.

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