Project Manager

  • Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: PPMO
  • Salary: £49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
  • Confirmed Grade: Level 5
  • 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 work within The Project Management Office which provides the stable of Project Managers taking the majority of projects forward for the organisation, as well as project planning, costing and process governance.

This Project Manager role will see you working on a varied portfolio of projects, offering diverse opportunities for a Project Professional looking to progress. You will have passion for ensuring good project management practices and culture.

You will be leading projects which 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. 

What will you be responsible for?

  • Execution of projects to a high standard according to established project and technical management processes, leading to delivered solutions to time, cost and quality.
  • Effective communication with the project team and stakeholders.
  • Preparation and maintenance of key documentation.
  • Project oversight and control.
  • Adherence to UKAEA Quality standards and SHE.



Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • Track record of delivering complex engineering projects to budget, time and cost.
  • Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and collaboration skills

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Chartered status in relevant STEM discipline Project Management Qualification - e.g PMQ, PRINCE II
  • Good background knowledge and understanding of fusion science and/or technology and engineering

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 19th 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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