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Power Distribution Asset Manager

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
£63,856 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Power Distribution Asset Manager

Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Salary: £63,856 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
Confirmed Grade: Level 6
Department: IED - Electrical & Electronic Engineering Unit

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in strategically leading a teamcontributing 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 (Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative) that capture the spirit of how we work.

Job Description
Who are we looking for?

As the Power Distribution Asset Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the health and suitability of the UKAEA owned site distribution network for the next 50 years. You will manage a diverse scope of power distribution from super grid transformers to circuit breakers. This critical role covers heavy distribution, HB power networks, and on-site experimental pulse networks.

What will you be responsible for?

- You will define the strategy for the asset management of all UKAEA owned site distribution equipment and will be responsible for its delivery and overall management and leadership. They will also serve as a Subject Matter Expert in asset management of electrical distribution
- Develop the asset strategy and schedule, taking into account the operational patterns and all operating requirements by collaborating with the relevant parties.
- Define and implement the strategy for the maintenance and operation of the UKAEA-owned site distribution network. This includes the strategy to ensure the network is maintained to statutory and regulatory requirements whilst balancing the supply demand to operational facilities.
- Specify the usage and maintenance parameters, constraints and requirements to comply with any associated facility safety case conditions.
- Analyse the effectiveness of the strategies and propose modifications as required to improve the performance of the assets.
- Work with maintenance manager to ensure resources performing asset testing, inspection, monitoring, servicing, and calibration satisfy competency requirements.

Essential skills, experience and competencerequired

- Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience.
- Significant experience in asset management of electrical distribution equipment and its operation and maintenance.
- In-depth understanding of industry practice, legislation and standards applicable to electrical systems.

To fulfil the duties of this role the job holder will be expected to become:

- Authorised to carry out electrical isolations and issue appropriate certificates.
- Authorised to switch HV and LV equipment in support of UKAEA and Scottish & Southern Energy power distribution operations.
- Authorised Person (Electrical).

Additional Information
What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme (up to 7% for Levels 1 - 7, as well as 3rd and 4th year apprentices) and a 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 and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and 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 we generally advertise vacancies for four weeks, however we may close earlier than this 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 Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and any other appropriate security checks as part of their clearance – which will include The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks which will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit the UK Government website. If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.



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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