EU R&D Proposal Manager (Space&Defence)

Posting Date:  17-Mar-2023
City:  Rozzano

Rozzano, IT, 20089 Roma, IT, 131 Genova, IT, 16129 Roma, IT, 128

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Space & Defence
Level of experience:  Intern

RINA is currently recruiting for a EU R&D Proposal Manager (Space&Defence) to join its office in Milan, Rome and Genoa within the Space & Defence Division.


Development and coordination of proposal of international R&D projects for the Aerospace, Defense and Security sector, the coordination of resulting projects aims according to the company R&D strategy.

Job Responsibilities

The new resource will be part of the R&D team Space & Defence Operations, which is mainly exposed to R&D projects and innovation activities.  He/she will:

  • develop and coordinate EU R&D proposals in the field of Space & Defence, Cybersecurity and Mission-critical Systems 
  • Develop and manage the network of EU international partners.
  • Contribute to the creation of new opportunities and the preparation of new proposals in the framework of European and international R&D programmes
  • Contribute to the growth of RINA’s network of R&D partners in the field of space & defence.
  • Scout Funded and Tendered opportunities in the field of Space & Defence
  • At least 5 years of related work experience
  • Fluent in English and Italian
  • Excellent reporting skills both verbal and written
  • Capacity to conduct research, organize work and produce results
  • Good attitude to teamwork
  • Open-minded to innovation, creativity, and good attitude to networking



  • Results Focus: Set your own goals
  • Planning, Organising and Pro activity: Set medium to long term plans
  • Change, Innovation and Responsiveness: Implement changes
  • Communication and Influence: Communicate effectively and influence small groups of people
  • Teamwork and Leadership: Leading a team/project


Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

With over 4,000 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.