Project Manager

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, UK
11 Aug 2019
10 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager

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Job Title:
Project Manager

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£55,610 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits and an outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
19th August 2019

Do you have extensive experience in delivering medium-large scale projects in complex environments? Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy?

The UKAEA is seeking a talented Project Management professional with a proven track record, to take a lead role in managing key projects within the Project Management Office Department.

The Project Management Office provides the stable of Project Managers taking the majority of projects forward for the organisation, as well as project planning, costing and process governance. The post is for a Project Manager within the PMO to lead projects. These are varied and typically involve the maintenance and enhancement of the two world class fusion devices on site as well as developing new facilities that advance enabling technologies for the international market in fusion development. These projects embody our mission to develop nuclear fusion as a source of energy generation, demonstrating the technology with a view to it ultimately becoming commercialised.

The Project Manager is accountable to the Project Delivery Group Leader for executing projects to a high standard according to established project and technical management processes, leading to delivered solutions of an engineering integrity commensurate with nuclear operations.

The main responsibilities of the role are:
-Providing robust management of project(s) of budgets of up to circa £25M
-Maintaining oversight of projects, particularly estimate formation, planning, cost forecast and monitoring, overall execution strategy delivery.
-The effective deployment of project resources, through clear definition of roles and responsibilities, working methods and the sequencing of tasks
-To evaluate, present and make decisions that secure the benefits the project is tasked to deliver
-Resolving obstacles to strategy delivery and leading the identification and employment of creative solutions to overcoming them
-Work with the Project Sponsor to develop a Project Management Plan that defines how the project will be delivered
-Overseeing effective communication within the project and assist the sponsor through interactions with stakeholders, defining the project milestones and deliverables.
-Managing project document development for a project lifecycle in compliance with the UKAEA`s Quality Assurance requirements.
-Ensuring all project activities are undertaken in a systematic manner with a Systems Engineering approach at the core of the technical solution to project objectives.
-Reporting of progress against milestones, changes, exceptions, budgets and other key performance indicators.
-Ensuring that the project SHE culture and working practices are in alignment with the UKAEA requirements.
-Liaising with other Groups and Departments to ensure effective co-ordination and collaboration across interfaces and competing demands.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

-Chartered status in relevant STEM discipline
-Track record of delivering complex engineering projects to budget, time and cost
-Passion for ensuring good project management practices and culture
-A Pro-active approach to safety, with good appreciation of UK compliance requirements in design
-Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value
-Good background knowledge and understanding of fusion science and/or technology and engineering
-Excellent communication, influencing, and collaboration skills

- Professional Project Management qualification

Special requirements:
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method(s):

- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.


- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.

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