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Electrical Plant Maintenance Manager

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Electrical Plant Maintenance Manager

- Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
- Full-time

Company Description

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. 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

What will you do in this role?

In this role, you will plan, coordinate, and execute engineering, design, testing, and analysis tasks for major projects. You'll be acknowledged as an internal expert in a specific field, offering technical advice and guidance. Additionally, you will take the lead, providing technical leadership and engineering solutions, while also coordinating and reviewing the work of other engineers or apprentices.


- Responsible for the execution of the defined maintenance plan and agreeing the schedule with appropriate operations. 
- Responsible for integrating planned maintenance and reactive or corrective maintenance arising as the result of breakdowns, faults reported, or conditions found during a planned inspection. 
- Ensure all equipment inspected and tested by the team is in compliance with current legislation and codes of practice and that all work to do this is delivered safely and effectively. 
- Take full ownership of delivering the inspection and testing programme, in accordance with UKAEA policy. 
- Plan preventive maintenance and in Equipment Life Cycle.
- Ensure that the training and competencies of direct reports are kept up to date.



- Bachelor’s degree or HNC/HND or equivalent in Electrical Engineering. 
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of large distribution networks and asset management. 
- Experience of issuing electrical isolations on HV/LV systems. 

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 4 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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