Programme Manager / Project Manager

05 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Bluetown Online
Energy, Nuclear
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Programme Manager

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon (OX14)

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The company was originally established in 2009 to design and develop small spherical tokamaks and compact fusion reactors for a range of applications. Since then they’ve unlocked a new route to scalable fusion power that is cost-effective and does not require huge infrastructure and capital expenditure. The technology will revolutionise the world’s energy production – it will be possible to produce more energy, more cheaply and with fewer harmful side effects (e.g. with no long term nuclear waste or carbon emissions).

Their current aim is to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. The company’s innovation has been featured on Channel 4 news, BBC News Click and Reuters news channel and they received a Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum on 2016. This is the chance to join a fast-growing high technology company with an agile, dynamic team and to tackle the challenge of a lifetime.

The Role:

This role is responsible for ensuring a major tokamak programme is delivered to quality, time and budget targets.


* Define programme requirements that link to business milestones and ensure these are documented and approved
* Generate deliverables-based, integrated functional plans (timing and resource) to set timelines for requirements capture, design, software development and validation, procurement, installation, commissioning, servicing, calibration, etc.
* Collaborate with functional leaders to set functional milestones in the plan to track progress against functional processes
* Establish and control a bill of material for programme builds and co-ordinate delivery of components with the Purchasing and Engineering teams
* Manage resource allocation (including external partners and contractors) and delivery of programme activities to quality, cost and time
* Promote adherence to safe working practices in the delivery of programme activities
* Collaborate with Quality Manager to develop appropriate programme processes and documentation
* Manage costs to budget and review programme finance status and forecast with Finance team on a monthly basis
* Establish and manage programme risk register and link mitigation actions to programme timing plans
* Lead preparation, submission and presentation of programme gateway status documentation

Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties

This job includes the following hazards or safety-critical activities which will require successful pre-employment health screening through our Occupational Health Service before the successful candidate will be allowed to start work:

* Travel outside of Europe or North America on company business [possibly]

The Candidate:

Essential Requirements

* Considerable experience in delivering complex technology product, construction and / or infrastructure programmes
* High level user of Microsoft Project and Agile programme management tools (eg Redmine)
* Knowledge and experience of engineering design and / or software development processes
* Effective communication (both oral and written), internally and externally
* Strong problem-solving and decision making skills
* Well-structured planning and resourcing for budget setting and management
* Teaching, supporting and leading others


* Engineering Degree
* APM qualified (to PFQ or PMQ level) or equivalent


* 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
* Company Pension scheme
* Eligible for company share option scheme after one years’ service
* Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
* Private medical insurance after 3 months’ service

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Project Supervisor, Programme Engineer, Infrastructure Project Lead, Nuclear Energy Engineer, Project Coordinator, Project Management, Project Team Leader, Project Management, Project Engineer, Nuclear Energy will also be considered

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