UK Atomic Energy Authority
£58865 - £62746
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Permanent, Full Time
£58,865 - £62,746 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
31st 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 Fusion Foundation Programme.
The Fusion Foundation Programme is an £184m investment programme to provide investment in:
- Buildings and facilities for UKAEA and co-locating commercial tenants;
- Equipment and services for UKAEA and its wider user base;
- Apprentice training to provide skilled people for the growing fusion programme and in adjacent industrial sectors such as space, power engineering and robotics, both at Culham and other locations in the UK; and
- Increasing capability and capacity to underpin the growth in staff and programmes at UKAEA.
The Programme Manager will report into the Programme Delivery Director, and will be responsible for leading on the delivery of this programme which comprises over 20 projects across different areas of the business.
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 people.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Leadership of large programme teams
- Track record of delivering complex projects and programmes to budget, time and cost
- Passion for ensuring good project management practices and culture
- A proactive approach to health and safety, with a good appreciation of UK compliance requirements in design
- Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise value
- Excellent communication, influencing and collaboration skills
- Experience in working with a diverse range of senior stakeholders and external partners
- Excellent people management, negotiating and communication skills
- Experience of financial management of significant (£M`s) budget
- Chartered status in relevant discipline
- Professional Project Management or Programme Management qualification (e.g. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) or a proven track record
- Good background knowledge and an understanding of fusion science and/or technology and engineering
Selection Methods and Notes:
- Initial interviews will be held in early June. You may be required to attend a final interview in mid June.
- 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.