Unit 2a Lanchester Way, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Catcliffe, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Department: Fusion Technology Business Unit
Salary: £60,317 to £63,855 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 6
Site Location: UKAEA Rotherham, Yorkshire
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.
Who are we looking for?
CHIMERA is a unique fusion technology facility intended to offer testing environments for metre-scale components in simultaneous extreme temperature, heat flux and both static and dynamic electromagnetic environments representative of fusion reactor conditions.
We are looking for a proactive Technology Manager with a proven ability to lead large scale, scientific and highly complex experimental research campaigns involving high hazard plant. You will be responsible for overseeing and delivering the various testing campaigns and allows you to guide and shape the research and testing programmes from the installation and commissioning of the CHIMERA facility.
You will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, including proven technical report writing and presentation skills and will have commercial awareness including management of contracts involving external research agencies and customers. It is essential that you have a relevant Master’s Degree or higher and experience with relevant environmental factors such as vacuum, high temperatures and transient magnetic fields.
What will you be responsible for?
- Providing technical leadership and provision of state-of-the-art expert knowledge and testing capabilities to design engineers and technologists
- Maximising the impact to UKAEA of the accumulated test knowledge and experience gained from overseeing all test campaigns
- Working with a range of internal stakeholders to maximise the value to UKAEA of developing and utilising the CHIMERA facility and associated capabilities
- Leading multi-disciplinary teams involving internal and external personnel, assuring the quality and safety of these activities
- Developing appropriate testing solutions, by leading either the development of internal bespoke equipment or the sourcing and procuring of external solutions
- Delivering projects to the satisfaction of the Customer (internal or external) within the imposed constraints
Essential skills, experience and competences required:
- Master’s Degree or higher, in engineering, physics, technology or similar appropriate scientific field, preferably with Chartered status of a relevant institution
- Ability to work across several disciplines and ability to quickly absorb the key features of a subject
- Experience with relevant environmental factors such as vacuum, high temperatures and transient magnetic fields
- Proven ability to lead large scale, scientific and highly complex experimental research campaigns involving high hazard plant
- Proven capability in engineering analysis and a good working knowledge of engineering materials and their properties
- Familiarity with engineering component performance modelling and/or digital twin techniques, data collection, handling, analysis and interpretation techniques
Desirable skills, experience and competences:
- Good working knowledge of structural and thermal engineering, solid mechanics and engineering material
- Experience with working to design standards (particularly nuclear and/or pressure vessel standards)
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.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 3rd of April. 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.