The institute is searching for an infrastructures manager


Ref. num. 2023-CR_ADM-ADM-79

Responsable de infraestructuras - Infrastructures manager

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials.

More information can be found at our webpage.


The purpose of the position is to manage the general maintenance of the building, its facilities, infrastructure and laboratories, including maintenance, security and cleaning services. The Infrastructure Manager will support the principal investigators in designing new laboratories, adapting the facilities to new needs and providing support in the installation of scientific equipment. He/She will define the institute's energy efficiency and saving policy, implement the actions agreed therein, and coordinate and manage waste.

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or similar
    Training in Energy Efficiency (desired)
    Training in Renewable Energies (desired)
    Training in legionella prevention (desired)
  • Minimum 10 years of previous experience in a similar position
    Previous experience working with air conditioning and extraction equipment, mechanical, electric and photovoltaic installations.
    Experience with AutoCAD and Ms Office
  • Previous experience working in a research centre with laboratories (desired)
    Experience with enterprise resource planning systems (ideally IDINET) (desired)
    Experience with CMMS (desired)
    Experience in architectural environments (desired)
Necessary competencies
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).
  • Strong problem-solving skills, proactivity and readiness to help skills
    Self-management skills, with a focus on meeting deadlines
    Organizational and decision-making skills
    Analytical capacity
    Strong knowledge of technical installations


Contrato indefinido con cargo a la tasa de reposición específica autorizada por la Secretaría de Estado de Función Pública del Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública en fecha 30 de diciembre de 2022.

Permanent contract under the specific replacement rate authorised by the Secretary of State for the Civil Service of the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Service on 30 December 2022.

Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once ten working days have passed since publication, so we encourage early application.

The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.


Stimulating environment where you can grow professionally.

IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to equal opportunities, diversity and the promotion of a healthy work environment and work-life balance. Female applicants are encouraged to apply to our research and technical positions. See our Gender Equality Plan here and our Code of Ethics here.

Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to training the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.

Meet some of our alumni to see what it is like to work with us.