Asset Management Leader (Office of the Chief Engineer)

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
Culham, Abingdon
£55,610 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing date
13 Apr 2020
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The Opportunity

Could you lead change within a complex, technically demanding business to establish, evolve and improve its approach to asset management? Can you connect people and technical disciplines to achieve success? Are you excited by working as part of a diverse team?

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is a global leader in developing the technology and skills to deliver fusion. This is achieved by innovative research and development approaches, delivering at the cutting edge of science and engineering. Our success has led to significant and ongoing organisational growth, demanding consistent high performance and reliability of our assets.

This is a new role for UKAEA and offers the opportunity for the Asset Management Leader to establish the function in the business. The role holder will be accountable for developing and implementing the strategic asset management direction and supporting plan on behalf of the organisation.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

- To establish the asset management organisation and team throughout UKAEA
- To facilitate and enable the organisation to develop effective, efficient asset management ways of working (encompassing people, processes and tools), including asset information, performance and statutory requirements; tool architecture and implementation; internal stakeholder management; external benchmarking and horizon scanning
- To challenge the business to continually improve asset performance, providing recommendations and options via a periodically updated strategic asset management plan (SAMP) for our overall asset portfolio
- To challenge the business to continually improve its asset management capability and ways of working via a periodically updated strategic development plan (SDP)
- To provide an escalation route for issues from asset managers from across UKAEA: assessing impact, informing relevant decision makers then leading an effective resolution


- Experience developing and embedding new ways of working within an organisation (people, process, tools) and beyond (e.g. standards development)
- Leadership and delivery of Asset Management in an operationally demanding business with complex plants (including development of effective performance metrics, measurable performance improvements, understanding of relevant industrial regulations practices)
- Leadership and management of diverse teams, both directly and matrix managed

Your education should include a degree (or equivalent experience) in a technical topic such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, etc

You have endorsed your professional progression via membership of a recognised professional body and your professional training might include and IAM Diploma and IOSH Managing Safely. If not, we`ll support this in your new role.

As a key part of our engineering governance, you`ll be a role model. Therefore, we care about behaviours and you should demonstrate:

- High standards with respect to delivering with quality and compliance
- Clear drive for personal growth, organisational learning and continuous improvement

Our Mission?

Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, could play a huge part in our carbon-free energy future. UKAEA is placing the UK at the forefront of realising energy from fusion by working with industry to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s power stations.

Working at UKAEA

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.

Special requirements:

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.

Selection Method(s):

- We`re planning on an initial remote interview if you are shortlisted
- An on-site interview may follow, including a chance to tour some relevant plant. This will help you understand a little more about our organisation, site and the work that we do
- You may also need to complete a work based simulation exercise 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

Do you want to help shape the future of the world's energy? If so, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the place to be and we can offer a range of career opportunities. These include scientific and engineering roles, as well as technical and administrative positions supporting our research programme.

We have professionally accredited training schemes for graduate engineers and apprentices, and strong links with universities around the UK for PhD placements, as well as job vacancies for various positions when they occur, working in a friendly international environment. 


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