Group Leader - Systems, Development & Realisation

Oxford, Oxfordshire
£53,962 - £60,325 PA
08 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017

Group Leader - Systems, Development & Realisation
Job type:Permanent Full Time
Location:Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary:£53,962 - £60,325 PA (Including Market Premium Payment) dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension
Closing date:8th December 2017

Harnessing the energy from Nuclear fusion, the process that powers The Sun, has been recognised as the ultimate grand challenge that will play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations. Our endeavours are truly at the very cutting edge of science and technology where often no technical precedence exists and delivering first of kind engineering solutions are cherished. 

The System, Development & Realisation Group within the Engineering Project Delivery Unit provide end to end technical leadership and systems engineering to projects within the organisation. 

Are you an experienced Lead Engineer or Systems Engineer with a track record in delivering innovative projects bringing clarity to complex and uncertain environments that demand ground breaking performance within financial and time constraints? Can you demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and organisational development to get the best out of teams? Have you a track record of driving change in organisation and do you thrive under pressure? 

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Knowledge skills and experience


-Chartered status in in Engineering discipline or equivalent

-Strong track record of delivering as either a Lead Engineer or Systems Engineer on a major (£2M +) projects

-Exceptional organisational development skills.

-Demonstrated ability to manage people and performance of a large team

-Experience of managing multiple stakeholders

-Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and resource plans 

-Evidence of developing clear strategies and turning these into actionable plans

-Experience of establishing effective collaborative relationship with academia and industry

-Demonstrated ability to manage cultural change within organisation

-A Pro-active approach to safety, with good appreciation of UK compliance requirements in design

-Strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value

-Good background knowledge and understanding of fusion science and/or technology and engineering 

-Excellent influencing and collaboration skills


-Establishing networks and collaborative projects with Academic and Industry partners

Special requirements:
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete a Disclosure Scotland as part of their clearance.

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