Project Coordinator

  • Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: H3AT
  • Salary: £27,899 to £29,761 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
  • Confirmed Grade: Level 3
  • Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

You will support project activities for the H3AT fusion science programs and their enabling technologies. These projects embody UKAEA's mission to develop nuclear fusion as a source of energy generation, demonstrating the technology with a view to it ultimately becoming commercialised.

As the Project Coordinator you will have analytical skills to support project activities with a positive approach to overcoming project challenges and delivery. This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your career at a critical time for UKAEA and work within a fascinating industry. 

What will you be responsible for?

  • Supporting technical teams in co-ordinating the planning and execution of small projects
  • The creation and management of key documentation for projects
  • Tracking project budget utilisation and schedule
  • Coordinating and providing information for the assigned projects
  • Analysing project data, finances and producing standard project reports
  • Project administration duties including organising meetings and taking minutes
  • Support the broader H3AT team, to ensure project success



Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • A HNC or degree with experience of project support work
  • Excellent report/minutes writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Be able to work autonomously, with initiative and minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of managing the interfaces and interdependencies for technical projects

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Higher Apprenticeship Higher National Certificate Degree
  • Project Management qualifications
  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Knowledge of purchasing

Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary  
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors 
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives 
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies  
  • Emergency leave (paid) 
  • 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service 
  • Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)  
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme  
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme  
  • Relocation allowance (if eligible) 

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 5th April 2021 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

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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