Senior Project Manager


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UK Atomic Energy Authority

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28th November 2023

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Oxfordshire

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£63856 - £63856

Salary Notes

plus excellent benefits including outstanding pension

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Permanent

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Senior Project Manager Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, GB
Salary: £63,856 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 6
Department: PfMO   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 leads the way in realizing fusion energy, partnering with industry and research for ground breaking advancements. Our goal is to bring fusion electricity to the grid, supported by tomorrow's power stations. In pursuit of our mission, UKAEA embraces core values: Innovative, Committed, Trusted, and Collaborative.   As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from: Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found at the end of this advert. Corporate bonus scheme up to 7% and a Relocation allowance (if eligible). Flexible working options including family friendly policies. Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders. Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service. Wide range of career development opportunities. A vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive. This role requires employees to complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.   Job Description Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As Senior Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in creating and leading projects to deliver agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints. You will also be dealing with day-to-day management and leadership of the project and the project team, providing effective leadership and management controls in accordance with UKAEA corporate standards, and designing the project structure and organisation appropriate to the stage of the project throughout the delivery lifecycle.   Note: UKAEA offers hybrid working, this role is required to be in the office at Culham at least two days a week with both part-time and full-time options available.   Additional Responsibilities: Use industry standard and appropriate delivery methodologies in accordance with UKAEA standards and the stage of the project. Develop the budget and track delivery within budget. Manage effective transition between project phases and transition to business as usual at the end of the project. Develop and draft the Business Case for proposed projects, with input from specialists across UKAEA as necessary. Deliver the agreed Business Case benefits and outcomes. Ensure an appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case. Identify skill requirements and deploy and develop resources. Manage a medium sized team. Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate. Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate. Identify and work with related projects and programmes to manage interdependencies. Support effective governance and decision making. Provide timely and accurate reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold you, as Project Manager, to account for delivery. Engage with assurance reviews in accordance with UKAEA standards, and support action on recommendations. As part of project monitoring, organise assurance processes such as stage gate reviews, as required. Ensure effective Change Management systems and controls are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables and/or project scope agreed with stakeholders, and in line with corporate change processes. Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain the Project Plan. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors. Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.   Qualifications Essential Requirements: Proven track record of leading a variety of complex projects. Proven ability to engage successfully with diverse groups of stakeholders. Previously worked in a multi-disciplined environment, managing projects that impact across multiple business areas. Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value. APM / PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification.   Desirable Requirements: APM Registered Project Professional. Agile Project Management Practitioner. Qualification in relevant STEM discipline. Good background knowledge and understanding of fusion science, and/or technology and engineering.   Additional Information For a full list of benefits and to apply, select the apply button to be taken through to the UKAEA careers pages. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success. Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications. For applicants applying from outside the United Kingdom or those who have spent time outside the UK in the last five years, please visit the UK Government website for information on criminal records checks. If your country of residence or previous residence is not listed on the website or if the UK Government does not have information on obtaining a criminal records check from that state, we regret to inform you that we cannot process your application.

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