Engineering Installation Group Leader
Are you an experienced engineering manager ideally with a fusion or nuclear background, a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and excellent communication and influencing skills?
Do you have substantial knowledge and industry experience working with complex plant in maintenance and operational environments, ideally within either process gas, cooling water, high voltage power and/or ultra-high vacuum systems?
If you have the drive to complete tasks using specialist multi-disciplinary teams in challenging timescales, the UK Atomic Energy Authority may have an excellent opportunity for you. We are seeking an Engineering Group Leader to join the Engineering Construction Unit team within the Central Engineering Department. The team consists of circa 14 employees and is responsible for carrying out installations, specialist modifications and maintenance work on our operational fusion facilities as well as supporting our emerging new business areas. This involves specialist mechanical, electrical and C&I works, with Group members often working as part of integrated multi-disciplinary teams to achieve successful results.
Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:
- Management and co-ordination of the Group`s work and resources across the UKAEA`s businesses, including resolution of resource priority issues
- Provision of rapid response when required to events such as key plant breakdowns, and emergency repair requirements
- Providing Engineering solutions to Group work when necessary, co-ordinating the design, manufacture and installation of equipment on the UKAEA facilities. Initiation and following through on new technical ideas, or concepts
- Support to the Unit Head to agree and advise on long-term priorities and budgets, with inputs to the Department Plan
- Provision of clear and positive leadership for the Group
- Resolution of Group resource issues and work priorities when they arise
- Management of Group staff, including their development, to grow the Group`s effectiveness and capabilities
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
- Chartered Engineer status, or working towards this
- Track record demonstrating significant practical experience in delivering intrusive work on plant in radiological, or hazardous environments
- Demonstration and evidence of working with Safe Systems of Work
- Comfortable with leading, or working with, multi-disciplinary teams
- Excellent communication, influencing and collaboration skills
- Evidence of Prioritisation of Tasks
- Quality Management including Quality Control
- Positive approach to Technical Records Management
- Nuclear Sector Experience
- Background knowledge and understanding of fusion technology and engineering
- Working with Internal and External Inspection Authorities
- Knowledge and appreciation of welding processes, their control and inspection
- Working with Ultra High Vacuum equipment and systems
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. Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.