These are exciting times for policy work at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Britain’s national academy for engineering, which brings together the UK’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in engineering.

  • Closing date for applications: Midday Thursday 7 February 2019
  • Interview date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
  • Up to £63,000 per annum depending on experience + excellent benefits


Engineering is at the heart of our nation and our future: transforming ideas and materials into global infrastructure, products and services that increase the wealth and health of our economy and society.

The UK faces a range of complex challenges from energy and transport to data and AI and the benefits and risks brought by disruptive technologies.

Engineers have much to bring to these challenges, and as the UK’s national Academy for Engineering we have extraordinary access to the very best minds in Engineering through our remarkable Fellowship and wide networks, giving us a unique platform from which to inform public policy.

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Engineering Policy as we significantly expand the scope and ambition of our work, collaborating closely with partners across the engineering profession through a new Engineering Policy Centre, to raise the visibility and impact of Engineering on public policy.

Dr Nick Starkey, Director of Policy at Royal Academy of Engineering said; “I think it is a genuinely terrific job, requiring a blend of leadership and policy expertise, and the right candidate might not be found in the most obvious places.”

The successful candidate will lead a talented team to drive and deliver a vibrant and engaging programme, engaging policy makers at all levels.

This is first and foremost a leadership role, but one which also offers real intellectual excitement and privileged access to some of the country’s best minds.  It is a rare opportunity to really make a mark, to grow your own profile both within a vital profession and amongst senior figures in the policy world, and to secure real change.

If you would like to know more, please download the recruitment pack: Head-of-Engineering-Policy-Recruitment-Pack