Knowledge Transfer Manager - Robotics

UK Atomic Energy Authority
£35486 - £37924 per annum
26 Oct 2020
22 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Robotics

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Job Title:
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Robotics

Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£35,486 - £37,924 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing Date:
22nd November 2020

Are you passionate about communicating science and technology to diverse audiences?

Are you qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering/technology discipline with previous experience of managing, training or developing graduates and/or apprentices?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Knowledge Transfer Manager - Robotics to join their team within the Remote Applications for Challenging Environments (RACE) department.

As part of the global programme for fusion, RACE is developing remote handling systems for the next generations of power stations. It is also at the centre of the UK effort to apply novel technologies to all challenging and harsh environments for the protection of people and advancement of industry. RACE designs, procures commissions, operates and maintains the wide range equipment is used for maintenance and implementation of enhancements of the JET Tokamak and is active in the design and development of remote maintenance systems used in ITER and DEMO fusion reactors.

This role involves working closely with all RACE project teams to ensure technical know-how is captured, managed, and communicated efficiently. You’ll be taking a leading role in recording new knowledge for future users. You will ensure information and intellectual property is protected and exploited.

Key accountabilities may include:

- Engaging with RACE project teams to understand and obtain the knowledge and intellectual property gains expected and produced for each project
- Transferring the know-how into the appropriate form: knowledge database, manuals, videos, or training materials
- Designing and maintaining cataloguing of RACE know-how
- Providing assistance to RACE project teams with preparation of reports and presentations
- Explaining RACE know-how internally and with 3rd parties
- Contributing to RACE strategy and business plans according to know-how gaps
- Supporting the recruitment of staff of graduates at RACE (~15 p.a.)
- Working with communications co-ordinate and facilitate outreach events promoting STEM, robotics, and RACE careers
- Working with the Business Development Unit (BDU) who will provide specialist support with intellectual property matters

At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particular from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our Inclusion 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 people.

Knowledge, skills and experience

- Broad understanding of global engineering in nuclear sector

- Strong record of public science communication (publications, papers)

- Science or engineering degree or equivalent

- Demonstrable experience of robotic technology


- Experience with intellectual property control

Special requirements:
Support recruitment and training where effective including attend outreach activities to promote STEM, Robotics careers and RACE career opportunities.

Selection Methods and Notes:

- You may be required to attend a final interview on 13 December 2020.
Please note that there may be changes to the dates specified, however rest assured that this will be communicated with you if you are shortlisted for interview.

- 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.

- We actively promote equality and value 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.

- 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.

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