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Engineering Management Group Leader

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
Culham, Abingdon
Closing date
16 Oct 2023

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Power, Renewables
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Abingdon Road, Culham, England, gb
Salary: £63,856 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire or Rotherham, Yorkshire
Confirmed Grade: Level 6
Department: IED - Fusion Engineering Unit

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 leads the way in realizing fusion energy, partnering with industry and research for groundbreaking advancements. Our goal is to bring fusion electricity to the grid, supported by tomorrow's power stations. In pursuit of our mission, UKAEA embraces core values: Innovative, Committed, Trusted, and Collaborative.

As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found on our website.
- Corporate bonus scheme up to 7% and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies.
- Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders.
- Emergency paid leave, generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service.
- Wide range of career development opportunities.
- A vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive.

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As the Engineering Management Group Leader, you will play a pivotal role in leading a multi disciplinary team, managing the electrical, mechanical and structural leads, taking charge of the recruitment, strategy, planning and forecasting for resource demands. You will split your time 50% towards managing the group leads, and 50% carrying out technical work.

Additional Responsibilities:

- Actively promote the Fusion Engineering Unit’s skills and expertise within Integrated Engineering and beyond and help to promote the Group, Unit and Division at all levels.
- Identify and pursue new opportunities for UKAEA and UK Plc whilst carrying out duties for internal and external customers.
- Lead the development of an innovation culture within the group.
- Propose, specify and lead projects with highly complex integrated solutions involving multiple disciplines and technical arbitration.
- Use expertise and experience across a range of fields to make, facilitate, present and recommend design trade-off decisions and take pragmatic design risks; which may draw from an outside discipline or are truly novel.
- Define and implement organisational as well as technical improvements, defining and influencing policy and standards in the project engineering discipline area.


Essential Requirements:

- A relevant engineering degree or equivalent.
- Ability to perform exploratory design calculations using first principles.
- Demonstrable delivery experience as part of multi-disciplinary delivery teams and good familiarity with processes used to deliver engineering projects.

Additional Information

For a full list of benefits and to apply, select the apply button to be taken through to the UKAEA careers pages.

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.

All employees at the UK Atomic Energy Authority must complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and other appropriate security checks, including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

For applicants applying from outside the United Kingdom or those who have spent time outside the UK in the last five years, please visit the UK Government website for information on criminal records checks. If your country of residence or previous residence is not listed on the website or if the UK Government does not have information on obtaining a criminal records check from that state, we regret to inform you that we cannot 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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