Engineering Operations Manager


Job summary

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£49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical
Nuclear, Renewable Energy, Science
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Engineering Operations Manager
Unit 2a Lanchester Way, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Catcliffe, England, United Kingdom
Department: Fusion Technology - Technical Department
Salary: £49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 5
Site Location: UKAEA Rotherham, Yorkshire

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Operations Manager to manage the maintenance, operations and configuration of all the mechanical and electrical systems within our Fusion Technology Facility in South Yorkshire. Our recently built facility seeks to address the challenges of first-generation fusion power stations and is home to world class rigs for the testing of components for use in Fusion Reactors.

Responsible for establishing operational and maintenance procedures for all of the equipment, you will be comfortable working independently and must be self-motivated in your approach. You will possess excellent leadership, communication and problem-solving attributes and will be confident working as part of a collaborative team to achieve quality outcomes. You must have gained experience of completing projects to a high standard and ideally will have delivered solutions of engineering integrity commensurate with nuclear operations.

What will you be responsible for?

- Ensuring the facilities have adequate documentation for operation, maintenance and training of all the mechanical and electrical systems
- Acting as a focal point for shift teams on operational issues, technical issues and co-ordinate remedial actions
- Becoming a subject matter expert for developing and applying safe operational methods on the test rigs within the facility
- Managing and leading an operations shift team during maintenance shutdowns
- Maintaining the safety performance of the work-hall and test rigs
- Overall equipment effectiveness for the facility
- Spares and inventory management - asset tracking
- Organising of shift rosters to ensure resourcing levels are suitable for operational requirements

Please note that due to the nature of the role, occasional shift work and some UK travel may be required.

Essential skills, experience and competence required

- Experience in generating formal operations documentation and/or working within a highly regulated environment
- Recognised qualification in mechanical engineering at HND/degree level
- An understanding and previous experience of writing and reviewing safe systems of work and its use to control plant and personnel risks
- Demonstrable experience in a systems-engineering approach to long-term plant performance and availability
- Capable of defining, structuring and delivering technical projects
- Previous experience in managing and supervising technicians and the ability to lead a team
- IOSH Managing Safely or another relevant HSE qualification

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 increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
- 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. The Executive Team, with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and 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 is due to close on 18th February 2022. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

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.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit the UK Government’s website. If the country you are resident in, or have resided in, is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state, then we are unable to process your application.

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