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Project Manager

Project Manager

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 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.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a number of Project Managers to join UKAEA. We are looking to attract experienced candidates with a proven delivery background of project management in complex engineering environments. Working from within our Programme and Project Management Office (PPMO), you will primarily work on delivering projects that feed into our corporate mission of making fusion energy a reality. 

You will be responsible for directly managing the delivery of projects, including building and managing stakeholder relationships, contract management, coordinating project teams and managing all aspects of projects, from business management systems compliance and quality assurance, to programme, cost control and client interface. 

You must have a degree in a relevant engineering or nuclear field, or equivalent knowledge and will be able to work autonomously, with initiative as well as part of a diverse collaborative team. If you have a dedicated project management qualification, this would be highly advantageous, but not essential.

We are open to considering the posts on a part time basis, or job share and you will have the ability to positively influence at all levels of the business. 

Depending on level of experience you will you be responsible for:

  • Managing projects or work packages with a degree of independence and accountability.
  • Acting as the contract project manager – managing contractors, suppliers, and / or agency supplied workers as required by the project.
  • Authoring and communicating project related documents either for own projects or in support of larger projects.
  • Ensuring that projects are proactively managed and tracked and for the more experienced level .
  • Engaging effectively with the broader organisation to successfully deliver projects, and influence others to get the information and progress required.
  • Accountable for all project documentation and the project lifecycle, reporting progress against milestones, changes and budgets.



Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering technical projects in a leading/management role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to positively influence stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • A degree in a relevant engineering or nuclear field, or equivalent knowledge
  • Proven ability to plan and organise projects effectively, with excellent attention to detail
  • IT literate, fluent in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Powerpoint
  • Good document / report / minutes writing skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, with initiative and minimum supervision, and / or collaboratively as part of a diverse team (as each project requires)

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Project Management qualification(s)
  • Experience of purchasing systems and contract management
  • Experience of budget management
  • Familiarity with managing sites & data within Microsoft Sharepoint
Additional Information

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 8th June 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.

Type of Employment
Project Management
£36,397 to £38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
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