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Programme Manager (Materials Research Facility)

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 28th April
Location: Culham
Salary/Rate: £58,865 - £62,746
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2020-04-28

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Programme Manager (Materials Research Facility)

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Job Title:
Programme Manager (Materials Research Facility)

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£58,865 - £62,746 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing Date:
26th May 2020

Do you have experience in medium-large scale programmes? Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Don`t miss this chance to join an amazing group of professionals here at UKAEA.

We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with an impressive track record of delivering complex projects within a STEM related field. You will possess substantial experience in working with a diverse range of senior stakeholders and strong leadership skills that inspire a team of project management professionals.

The position is for the Programme Manager for UKAEA`s Materials Research Facility that is used to process and test radioactive samples. The MRF is expanding rapidly, with a wide range of scientific instruments being procured, adapted and implemented for use in special shielded environments. At any one time, the programme comprises several challenging projects of varying size and complexity.

Key accountabilities include:

- Lead and manage the set-up and implementation of projects that help deliver MRF`s strategic objectives, ensuring appropriate programme and project management frameworks are in place
- Lead a high-performing, engaged, empowered and diverse team of project managers working in MRF
- Provide robust management of project budgets up to circa £10M
- Ensure safe and efficient delivery of projects to UKAEA`s management systems and standards

At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. 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

- Leadership of project teams with a track record of delivering complex projects and programmes to budget and time
- Passion for ensuring good project management practices and culture
- Proactive approach to health and safety, with good appreciation of UK compliance requirements
- People management, influencing and communication skills

- Knowledge and understanding of a research environment, preferably in materials science and/or technology
- Chartered status in a relevant discipline and a professional programme management qualification

Special requirements:
- Working in a radioactive laboratory and with other hazardous material, and the precautions this entails.

Selection Methods and Notes:
- Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week beginning 8th June 2020

- 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.

- 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.