Engineering Manager

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£55,610 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits
15 Jul 2019
12 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering Manager

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Job Title:
Engineering Manager

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£55,610 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
12th August 2019

Are you an engineering manager with excellent organisational and communication skills?

Do you have experience of leading a team of electrical and mechanical engineers / technicians preferably within harsh industrial environments and/or scientific research organisations?

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Neutral Beam Power Supplies (NBPS) and Machine Protection Group - a team with responsibilities which include provision of complex power supplies in support of the European and the UK`s nuclear fusion energy experiments, JET and MAST-U. 

The UK Atomic Energy Authority values its workforce and strives to provide a friendly, flexible and inclusive work environment with scope for individuals to progress. Due to the novel aspects of the equipment used in fusion research, it is recognised that the successful candidate is likely to require training and coaching in some elements of the role.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:
-Responsible for the management and development of staff, (~15 engineers and technicians).
-Provide clear and positive leadership to deliver the required safe operation, performance and availability of NBPS equipment.
-Provide senior managers with high quality technical advice on operational matters relating to NBPS
-Lead recruitment to develop and maintain sufficient trained and experienced engineers
-Co-ordinate NBPS and machine protection group activities with other teams within UKAEA

At UKAEA our ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge skills and experience

-Experience of managing technical teams working on large, hazardous electrical plant including HV equipment
-Experience of specifying and leading electrical/mechanical plant operation and maintenance activities
-Proven team and line management skills
-An engineering degree*
-Chartered Engineer status (or the competence and commitment to pursue professional registration at this level)

* Applicants without the required academic qualification but who have extensive, relevant and proven experience in a closely similar role will also be considered.

-Experience of managing engineering professionals
-Membership of an appropriate engineering institution

Special requirements:
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.

Selection Method(s):
-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.