Assistant Procurement Manager

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

We have an excellent opportunity for a Assistant Procurement Manager to join UKAEA and deliver procurement and contract management support across the organisation. You will be providing advice, guidance and completion of projects and complex tenders for the growing R&D portfolio within UKAEA. The majority of contracts will be for the Fusions Industry Programme (FIP). This will include familiarity of the Pre-Commercial Procurement process to procure a mix of Manufacture & Supply of Goods and Professional Services.

As part of this role, you will be involved in helping deliver the FIP objective of increasing UK private sector innovation in fusion technology to advance key technical challenges of fusion.

You will have experience or good understanding of Public Sector Procurement. If you are commercially astute and customer focused, then we would like to hear from you.


Main purpose of the role:

  • Supporting the end-to-end process for all tender requirements under the Fusions Industry Programme.
  • Ensuring all project deliverables and milestones are delivered in accordance with contracts under the Fusions Industry Programme
  • Managing all commercial variations with the technical manager as necessary through the lifecycle of the contracts.
  • Holding frequent meetings with suppliers under contract to review performance against service level agreement, propose and monitor actions plans to maximise efficiencies and cost effectiveness
  • Ensuring compliance with UK and European procurement directives, public sector procurement rules and BEIS Commercial Standards 
  • Keeping contract databases and record up to date in line with department standards
£40,520 (inclusive of £5,000 if fully MCIPS qualified) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Strategic Procurement
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a 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 and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘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.

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 or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing 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.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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