The UK Atomic Energy Authority seeks applications from world-class scientists and engineers for leadership roles to help accelerate the commercialisation of fusion energy.
The UK Government recently announced £222m of funding for the first 5-year phase of the STEP programme. STEP - Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production - aims to deliver a prototype fusion reactor by 2040 that will deliver net electricity to the grid, paving the way for a commercial fleet of fusion reactors. In this first phase, the UK Atomic Energy Authority will lead a national programme that involves industry and universities, to deliver a viable concept design for the STEP Prototype Reactor. This design will inform the strategy of future phases.
STEP is an ambitious and adventurous programme that must bring together some of the world`s best scientists and engineers if it is to succeed. To this end, UKAEA is seeking applications to manage the delivery environment required to meet the STEP mission and goals.
To succeed in this role, the delivery environment role will include project areas that address the following:
A. Site selection for the STEP Prototype Reactor
B. Regulation and environment
C. Reactor cost model
D. Communications and stakeholders
E. Commercialisation and market analysis
F. IP Management
G. Human resources and skills development
The Delivery Environment Manager will be responsible for line managing Sections A-C. Sections D-G will be provided by appropriate business partners within UKAEA and line managed within their Departments (via the organisation`s matrix management system); nevertheless their interface and operations within the STEP Programme will be managed by the STEP Delivery Manager.
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 its people.
Knowledge skills and experience
-A proven track record of delivering high profile, fast track VUCA programmes to budget, time and cost in a relevant industry.
-Professional Programme Management or Project Management qualification with extensive demonstration of its application
-Excellent communication, influencing, and collaboration skills
-Excellent people management, negotiating and communication skills
-Experience of financial management of significant (£10`s M) budget
-Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value given the strategic position of the organisation
-An appreciation of legal, environmental and regulatory frameworks, especially around site identification and licensing
-An understanding, and experience of, working with relevant industry partners
-Collaborations with external partners
-Support development of the STEP Delivery Environment team
-If appropriate, develop as a viable successor to the Programme Director for a given Programme
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.
-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.