Core Engineering Group Leader
Overview of Responsibilities
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As Core Engineering Group Leader, you will play a pivotal role in leading and overseeing the CE team in providing advanced engineering, design, and R&D support for UKAEA Programs and Projects. This involves sourcing fusion experts and fostering partnerships to enhance CE capabilities. You will provide specialised expertise and leadership in a complex field, managing major projects, leading project teams on enhancement programs, future fusion devices, and related technology applications.
- Develop and encourage Group behaviours to maintain and grow the Group’s status as a centre of excellence for Plasma-Facing Components and associated engineering, within the UKAEA and further develop its status within the national and international fusion community.
- Identify technology shortfalls and conceptualise, plan and propose appropriate R&D activities or projects to ensure that technical risk is managed and to make strides in technical capability or efficiency, making use of state-of-the-art facilities where appropriate.
- You’ll seek input from experts, shaping UKAEA’s strategy and making strategic decisions, using your expertise in business development. You’ll also provide specialised technical guidance in this intricate technical domain.
- Proactively connecting with technical people located at other sites to bring consensus and direction to any given programme activity.
- Empower and develop/support engineers being led on a project.
- A relevant engineering degree or equivalent.
- Chartered Engineer status with a suitable professional institution.
- Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and supervising other staff.
- Ability to perform exploratory design calculations using first principles.
- Experience with complex engineering loads or environmental factors such as vacuum and magnetic fields.
- A good working knowledge of structural and thermal engineering, solid mechanics and engineering materials.
A full list of our benefits can be found here https://careers.ukaea.uk/life-at-ukaea/employee-benefits/
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.
Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.
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