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Project Delivery Group Leader

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 3rd August
Location: Rotherham
Salary/Rate: £58865 - £62746
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2020-08-03

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Project Delivery Group Leader
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Job Title:
Project Delivery Group Leader
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
£58,865 - £62,746 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing Date:
28th August 2020
Are you a proactive, inclusive and exceptionally well-organised individual with a flair for complex engineering project delivery, project controls and reporting?
Do you have experience of managing the definition, planning, delivery and forecasting of large numbers of concurrent commercial projects consisting of complex R&D, engineering, and business activities?
If so, the UK Atomic Energy Authority have a rare opportunity for an experienced and inclusive Portfolio Delivery Leader to join their team at the new UKAEA Yorkshire Facility or based from Culham in Oxfordshire. The team is currently being established and this is an outstanding opportunity to become one of the first key management appointments in UKAEA's first expansion to a new region in over decade.
As part of the Fusion Technology Business Unit (FTBU) senior management team, reporting to the UKAEA Head of Yorkshire, you will be accountable for the effectiveness of project management, planning and business reporting for the entire business unit across two sites.
This includes:
- Drive, grow and nurture the FTBU project delivery group across the Rotherham and Culham sites
- Own the Business Unit master plan, providing a consistent and best practice commercial approach to delivering projects
- Proactively manage capability and capacity planning for the Business Unit, ensuring a sustainable workload across all projects is achieved 
To be successful in this role, you will possess exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and drive matrixed project management resources, ensuring a consistent product and level of performance across the portfolio. You will also be fully conversant with modern project management and controls tools and techniques and be able to adapt to suit the project environment.
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
- Chartered Engineer
- Engineering or technology degree or equivalent experience
- Chartered Project Manager or equivalent qualifications and experience
- Extensive experience in managing complex technology projects, programmes, or portfolios
- Ability to assess and manage complex technology work
- Ability to lead and manage people to deliver desired outcomes while maintaining lasting relationships
- Experienced in full life-cycle delivery
- Experienced in managing operational and capital projects
- Experienced in managing project and business change
Special requirements:
Selection Methods and Notes:
- 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.