Engineering Design Leader (Plant Lifecycle)
Engineering Design Leader (Plant Lifecycle)
Permanent, Full Time
£51,565 - £73,935 dependent on technical skills and experience + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
11th August 2020
Are you a leader who can bring together energy research, development, and commercialisation to change whats possible?
The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Design Leader (Plant lifecycle) to join our innovative STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) Programme, to design and deliver a prototype fusion reactor by 2040. STEP is an ambitious programme designed to accelerate the delivery of sustainable Fusion Energy, ultimately paving the way for a commercial fleet of fusion reactors, to deliver net electricity to the grid.
To succeed in this role, you will be required to:
- Provide effective direction to drive the engineering design for the plant control systems, automation, maintenance, and associated processes
- Demonstrate positive role model behaviours, helping to further embed a Being Inclusive workplace culture across the STEP Community and beyond
- Partner with technical experts and specialists (both internally and externally) to develop integrated solutions to the design complications
- Collaborate with the wider STEP Team, other UKAEA Programmes, Industry and Universities to achieve greater synergies and to leverage expertise
- Challenge conventional approaches to problem-solving, trying out new ways of working, using your creativity, passion and innovative thinking
At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We have a number of internal networks which support equality, diversity and inclusion to help make our organisation an employer of choice. For example, Inclusion Ambassadors, Mental Health First Aiders and our Parent Buddy Scheme. 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 UKs 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
- A strong proven track record of delivering complex, high technology projects to quality, time and budget
- A deep knowledge of active plant layout, human factors, RAMI, remote maintenance, and waste management
- An advanced degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline
- A solid understanding of modern standards in Safety, Health and Environment, and Quality Assurance
- A broad understanding of design, qualify, manufacture, test, inspect, operate, maintain, disposal and related engineering processes and practices
- Membership (or Fellowship) of a relevant Professional Institute
- Experience of Tokamak design activities
- Experience of performing advanced analysis in a related discipline
- Proven product development of low maturity technologies
Selection Methods and Notes:
- 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.
- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce, demonstrating inclusive behaviours which support the organisations Being Inclusive strategy. We operate several flexible working arrangements (i.e. part-time working/job share/homeworking). 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.
Applications are welcome from less experienced candidates seeking career development who fulfil the essential criteria for the role. The level 6 role attracts a salary range of £51,565 - £55,446, Level 6* attracts a salary of £57,964 - £62,327 and the Level 7 attracts a salary of £68,760 - £73,935.