Technical Configuration Controller

  • Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: Central Engineering
  • 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.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

As a member of the UKAEA Technical Configuration Management Team the purpose of this role is to support the development and implementation of technical configuration management processes and tools and to lead and provide technical configuration support’ to the UKAEA programme and project areas as required. 

The Technical Configuration Controller is expected to work under their own initiative but, in addition, be part of the core UKAEA Technical Configuration Management team that will provide support to programmes and projects across a growing and diverse portfolio.

What will you be responsible for?

The UKAEA currently implements Technical Configuration Management generally in accordance with BS ISO 10007:2003 across selected areas of the business in order to facilitate a structured and managed approach to product lifecycle management and its associated product information.

The UKAEA wishes to expand and develop wider application of configuration management across existing and expanding areas of the business with a vision to leading and supporting both scientific and commercial ventures. 

Key duties would typically include,

• Establish, author, and manage UKAEA product configuration structures.
• Use the UKAEA PLM SmarTeam system for generating Configurable Items and Design Solutions
• Lead users in the development of Configuration Identification to ensure products and systems are broken down in an appropriate manner.
• Lead users in the correct use of configuration structures in particular areas of product design and development.
• Lead users with interfacing with suppliers/contractors in defining the configuration management requirements and associated document deliverable's.
• Create PLM placeholders for the technical product documents required to define each configurable item within both functional and product structures to enable tracking of product and project maturity.

Hybrid working is available


Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • Proven track record applying and adhering to defined product development, design and engineering processes undertaken within a design environment.
  • Significant experience working with complex industrial or manufacturing facilities and plant.
  • Sound knowledge and application experience of PLM and design data management techniques.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language.
  • Appropriate technical qualifications. (Degree or equivalent applied experience.)

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Experience and knowledge of using CAD packages in particular CATIA (3D CAD) design software would be advantageous.
  • Experience in Quality Management processes and information and records management principles.
  • Experience or knowledge of Systems Engineering.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplined research environment.
  • Experience of implementing and administering Change Management Process Experience and/or training in CMII principles.
  • Appropriate technical qualifications. (Degree or equivalent applied experience.)

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. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and 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 28th October 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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