Facilities and Asset Manager

UK Atomic Energy Authority
OX14 3DB, Abingdon
£35,486 to £37,924 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
27 Jan 2021
24 Feb 2021
Business Management
Contract Type
Full Time

Facilities and Asset Manager

Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: RACE Operations
Salary: £35,486 to £37,924 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Salary band: £30,000 to £39,999 per annum
Confirmed Grade: Level 4
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire

Company Description

Do you want to play a part in bringing clean energy to the world?

Fusion, the process that powers the sun, is the ultimate energy source, offering abundant low-carbon electricity for generations to come.

UKAEA is at the forefront of global fusion research. Our mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic benefit.

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is based at Culham, within UKAEA, specialising in remote handling and automated systems.

Who are we looking for?

RACE is looking for an organised and collaborative Facilities and Asset Manager with excellent influencing and communication skills to join their growing Team.

Good attention to detail and analytical skills in deciding best and most effective methods for managing complex systems are essential to succeed in this role. This role provides an opportunity to create robust management systems for the tracking and use of highly complex robotic equipment and autonomous systems.

If you are a conscientious person with an acute business awareness, this vacancy might be the perfect opportunity for you. Please read on.

Job Description

As a Facilities and Asset Manager, you will be involved in a wide variety of projects and your main responsibilities will include:

- Implement and deploy UKAEA asset management process within RACE
- Develop and effectively implement best practice methods for all key processes involved with equipment at RACE
- Work with Head of Operations to monitor and continuously improve the asset manager process
- Support the Head of Programme Development with expansion beyond the Culham site providing asset management to off site resources and training local staff
- Manage daily operations for equipment, including inventory management, storage requirements and maintenance schedules. Tracks the records, licenses, inspections, warrantees and service agreements of RACE assets and input weekly data and hire costs of which key assets are being used by which projects/customers
- Ensure management and operation of all equipment is in line with high standard of safety, work with projects to meet project timescales, manage control and use of equipment to avoid unnecessary spending
- Act as the Operation Management System (OMS) master user. The system is used to record all equipment as part of the asset management process, it tracks the status and location of equipment, including critical data regarding fitness for use and compliance to legislation


Essential qualifications, aptitude and experience:

- Extensive experience of application and development of asset and maintenance management
- Extensive experience of managing shipping, collections, storage of high value equipment
- Engineering HNC or equivalent experience
- IT Literate at Intermediate Level
- Planning and Organising skills
- Delivery through people
- Interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others
- Effective communication both internally to UKAEA and when dealing with 3rd party clients
- Experience of managing safety- Safety minded and able to maintain high standards of safe practices and compliance

Desirable experience

- Experience with supervision of work

Special requirements:

- May be required to attend other UK sites to enable the loan equipment of National Nuclear Users Facility
- May be required to manage and process nuclear contaminated equipment with the suitable training, PPE and RPE

Additional Information

What we offer

- A competitive salary
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies
- Emergency leave (paid)
- 30.5 days’ annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increasing with length of service
- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
- Annual corporate bonus scheme
- Relocation allowance (if eligible)

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

As part of the selection process, you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and an online Personality profile.

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.