Project Engineer

21 Jun 2021
19 Jul 2021
Tokamak Energy
Business Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Project Engineer

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive depending on experience

The world needs a clean and reliable source of base-load energy. That’s what we’re striving to achieve at Tokamak Energy. Our route to fusion power is unique. We are taking established science and building on it by pioneering the use of spherical tokamaks in conjunction with high temperature superconductors (HTS).

Fusion – the energy source that powers the Sun – is globally accepted as the best way to generate plentiful, safe, secure and clean energy. The tokamak is the most heavily researched and best understood of all the different paths to fusion.

It is now acknowledged that the spherical tokamak design offers the smallest and most cost-effective solution. This is our solution. Yet there are many complex engineering challenges that need to be overcome for demonstration and commercialisation of this technology. Our team of world-class fusion scientists and magnet engineers are tackling these challenges to develop efficient and affordable fusion power.

Our unique approach is centred on rapid innovation using the latest materials and technology – but building on decades of scientific research and experience. This strategy gives us – and the world – a faster way to fusion.

Once fusion electricity is achieved, our scalable technology could be rolled out across the world as a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

About the Role:

You’ll be responsible for the coordination and delivery of a technical project within a Tokamak programme to quality, time and budget targets.

Main duties/role and responsibilities

* Capture requirements and verification and clearly define the project scope, requirements and deliverables and track the progress of satisfying the requirements
* Generate deliverables-based plans (timing and resource) to set timelines for the successful delivery of project objectives to quality, time and cost targets. Collaborate with the Project Leader to set milestones in the plan to track progress
* Ensure project documentation is established according to the project and programme management processes (e.g. requirements, project plans, finances, system FMEAs, design release approvals, risk register, change management documentation)
* Co-ordinate daily team activities and ensure required resources (e.g. CAD design, Controls, Technicians), BoM and parts, work instructions and H&S risk assessments are in place
* With the Technical Leader, proactively lead the project team to successfully deliver project objectives and deliverables
* Conduct regular project team reviews to ensure the project plan is delivered and escalate any technical issues to the Project Leader and/or ST40 Technical Leader. Distribute key notes and actions
* Monitor actual performance against the plan and instruct corrective action where necessary to mitigate any potential variance
* Identify project risks and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure suitable mitigation plans are in place and coordinate business discussions to resolve any time, cost or specification changes where necessary
* Ensure lessons learnt are captured and shared appropriately
* Promote adherence to safe working practices in the delivery of project activities
* Collaborate with Quality Manager and the Programme Management team to ensure project and programme management processes are aligned to the Quality Operating System
* Lead preparation, submission and presentation of project status reports


* Engineering degree
* Achieved or working to an accredited APM (or equiv.) qualification
* Experience in delivering complex technology / engineering projects
* Experienced user of Microsoft Project and/or agile programme management tools (e.g. Redmine)
* Knowledge and experience of engineering design and/or software development processes
* Effective communication (both oral and written), internally and externally
* Able to interpret highly technical situations/issues and translate them into a communication suitable for all levels of the business
* Strong problem-solving and decision making skills
* Positive, energetic and results focussed


* 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
* Company pension scheme
* Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 years’ service
* Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performance
* Private medical insurance after 3 months service
* Cycle to work scheme

No terminology in the advert or job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role

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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Engineering Project Manager, Project Management, Engineering Manager, Senior Project Coordinator may also be considered for this role

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