|Salary:||£60,317 to £63,855 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||3rd May 2023|
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
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.
As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values (Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative) that capture the spirit of how we work.
H3AT is a business unit of UKAEA focused on delivering tritium lifecycle solutions for sustainable fusion energy.
H3AT is the UK’s leading authority on tritium processing, distribution, storage, recycling and disposal, delivering advanced tritium R&D programmes and safe fuel cycle operations to support the Joint European Torus (JET). Our new technology centre will provide world-leading facilities to research and carry out testing of tritium technologies. These will be invaluable in advancing the delivery of fuel cycles, and waste handling and decommissioning techniques for present and next generation fusion reactors.
Who are we looking for?
As a Technical Programme Manager, you'll have a role that is critical to the delivery of H3AT’s research programme, responsible for definition of strategy and scope for our Waste and Decommissioning programme, as well as managing delivery of the associated projects. You will be key to shaping and delivering the research programme and enabling the development and understanding of materials for fusion fuel cycles. Key behaviours for the role include highly motivated, strategic, excellent communication skills, technical excellence, ability to form strong relationships and collaborations and to lead a team.
What will you be responsible for?
-Developing a strategy for waste and decommissioning research at UKAEA
-Ensuring delivery of projects within the programme, including securing sufficient budget and resource
-Building a network of expert contacts to enable rapid progress and developing collaborations with other research institutes and universities around the world
-Engaging with stakeholders, including major international collaborators
-Representing and promoting the team and their progress at major conferences and ensuring dissemination of work in high impact publications
Essential skills, experience and competence required
-In depth knowledge of nuclear waste management, and nuclear decommissioning issues, ideally for fusion
-Knowledge of detritiation or radioactive decontamination techniques
-Experience developing waste handling processes and systems
-Knowledge of waste characterisation techniques and challenges
-Knowledge of and experience applying the waste hierarchy
-Knowledge of the implications of material choices for decommissioning of nuclear facilities
-Proven track record of leading and growing large research projects/programmes
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women.
Some of the benefits that we offer
-Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders
-Flexible working options, including family-friendly policies
-Part-time working options
-Emergency paid leave
-Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with the length of service
-Wide range of career development opportunities
-Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
-Corporate bonus scheme, up to 7% Base Salary
-Relocation allowance (up to £8K, subject to eligibility)
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