Project Team Leader

  • Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: H3AT
  • Salary: £33,297 to £35,520 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
  • Confirmed Grade: Level 4
  • 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?

We are seeking an influential team leader with previous experience of managing small projects and work packages with a Higher National Qualification or university degree in a STEM subject or equivalent experience within a project management role. 

This role will enable you to gain a wealth of experience, supporting UKAEA to develop nuclear fusion as a source of energy generation. A varied and rewarding role, you will be tasked with ensuring that tasks and projects are proactively tracked, managed and reported against milestones, budgets and other key performance indicators. Managing a team of staff within the project support team, this is a perfect opportunity to take the next step in your career within a collaborative and inclusive organisation. 

What will you be responsible for?

  • Task delegation and leading a small team of support staff responsible for moving projects forward for the department.
  • Assisting project managers in project planning, costing and process governance.
  • Working on a variety of projects ensuring that they are executed to a high standard according to established project and engineering management processes.
  • Monitoring key activities relating to the coordinating and tracking of science work packages and small commercial and technical projects.
  • Analysing the Project Data and reporting the progress against milestones, changes, exceptions, budgets and other key performance indicators.

Please note that this role requires a level of flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects across several teams. Occasional travel within the UK may be requested as part of this role.


Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • A Higher National Qualification or university degree in a STEM subject or equivalent knowledge, such as demonstrable experience of project work, including non-infrastructure projects and desk projects.
  • Previous experience of team supervision
  • Previous experience with Procurement and budget management 

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Experience in managing the interfaces and interdependencies for technical projects
  • Experience of purchasing and contract management systems in a technical environment
  • Experience of working and developing a SharePoint site and website
  • Commercial awareness
  • Project Management qualifications

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 16th 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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