Project Manager

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, UK
19 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager

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Job Title:
Project Manager

Job type:
Permanent, Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£45,543 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
2nd October 2019

Do you have extensive experience in delivering projects in complex environments?

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is based at Culham, within the (UKAEA) UK Atomic Energy Authority specialising in remote handling and automated systems.

RACE has an excellent opportunity for talented Project Management professionals with a proven track record, to manage a variety of projects focused on developing remote handling systems for the next generations of power stations and also to support the UK effort to apply novel technologies to all challenging and harsh environments for the protection of people and advancement of industry.

At the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We`re always interested in versatile applicants from diverse backgrounds and we actively promote equality among our staff. Note that over half of our Design Authority teamwork flexible, compressed or part-time hours - we`d be happy for you to do likewise if that`s important to you.

The job holder will manage the delivery of complex technical projects from conception to delivery. The main responsibilities of the role will include:

-Managing projects from conception to delivery in line with UKAEA technical management systems and project governance.
-Including regular reporting and proactive stakeholder management
-Driving execution to plan and managing spend ensuring the outcome is fit for purpose.
-Establishing and meeting milestones.
-Defining resource requirements for the projects you are involved in, including staffing numbers/skills, purchase estimates and facility requirements.
-Identifying risks to the project and generating and implementing mitigating strategies.
-Managing arising issues on the project, escalating for resolution when necessary
-Maintaining the quality documentation and the audit trail for the project.
-Ensuring successful project handover to the end user, including relevant documentation.
-Interfacing with internal and external customers

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.

Knowledge skills and experience

-Experienced project manager with an engineering background
-Track record of delivering complex technical projects to budget, time and cost
-Passion for ensuring good project management practices and culture
-A Proactive 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
-Excellent influencing and collaboration skills
-Familiarity with modern standards in the areas of Safety, Health and Environment, and Quality Assurance

-Professional project management qualification is desirable but not essential
-Engineering degree or equivalent (Relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of qualifications).
-Experience of leading teams and developing people
-Good background knowledge and understanding of fusion science, technology and engineering

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.
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Selection Method:
-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.

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