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Project Manager Programme Delivery (H3AT)

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 12th January
Location: Abingdon
Salary/Rate: £49,396 - £63,855
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2022-01-12

Project Manager Programme Delivery (H3AT)
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: H3AT
Salary: £49,396 to £63,855 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 5 / Level 6
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
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.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an experienced project manager to be responsible for a wide range of project activities associated with the design, installation and commissioning of experimental apparatus as part of the fusion science programs and their enabling technologies.
You will be working with a wide range of stakeholders, all passionate about realising Fusion as a viable power source and this will come with its own unique and diverse range of challenges, while delivering some of the UKs most future-defining projects. You will have a passion for ensuring good project management practices and enabling a supportive delivery culture. You will be well suited to this role if you are able to display exemplar leadership behaviours and exceptional stakeholder management skills.
Working as part of our world-first tritium research centre (H3AT), it is an exciting time to join UKAEA to further develop your career in a complex yet fascinating industry. You must have a track record of delivering complex engineering projects to budget, time and cost and will possess chartered status in a relevant STEM discipline.
What will you be responsible for?
- Providing robust management of project(s) of budgets of up to circa £25M
- Maintaining oversight of projects, particularly estimate formation, planning, cost forecast and monitoring, overall execution strategy delivery
- The effective deployment of project resources through clear definition of roles and responsibilities, working methods and the sequencing of tasks   
- Ensuring all project activities are undertaken in a systematic manner with a Systems Engineering approach at the core of the technical solution to project objectives    
- Reporting of progress against milestones, changes, exceptions, budgets and other key performance indicators
- Liaising with other Groups and Departments to ensure effective co-ordination and collaboration across interfaces and competing demands
- Leading and managing science project activities associated to the H3AT fusion science programs and their enabling technologies
- Collaborating with external partners and national and international travel may be required to attend and present at a range of conferences
Essential skills, experience and competence required
- Chartered status in a relevant Engineering discipline
- Professional Project Management qualification (for L.6 PMI or equivalent required)
- Extensive experience as a line manager, ideally of a team working in a matrix structure (L.6)
- Track record of delivering complex engineering projects to budget, time and cost
- A pro-active approach to safety, with good appreciation of UK compliance requirements in design
- Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value
- Excellent communication, influencing and collaboration skills
Please note, this role is split over two levels and the Level 5 offers a salary of £49,396 - £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) and the Level 6 offers a salary of £60,317 - £63,855 (inclusive of MPP). Your level will be assessed as part of the interview process.
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 the 9th of Feb 2022. 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.

Contact Name: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Reference: TJ/8716/PTAACQ0902/SG
Job ID: 3029998

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