Deputy Programme Manager

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

As Deputy Programme Manager you’ll join the team in the STEP department to provide direct support to the Programme Directors and leadership team to successfully deliver sustainable fusion energy. The programme will deliver a prototype fusion energy plant, based on the spherical tokamak innovation led by UKAEA, and a path to full-scale commercialisation of this new technology.

You will contribute to the design and implementation of a fit-for-phase system of programme controls and processes that enable rapid decision making and effective stakeholder engagement up to the ministerial level; supporting stakeholder engagement efforts in the programme; creating a positive and collaborative stakeholder management environment.

You will coordinate the programme’s projects and manage your inter-dependencies including oversight of any risks and issues arising. You’ll also be coordinating new capabilities for the business to enable effective change and realisation of projected benefits.

What will you be responsible for? 

  • Providing effective leadership and management controls, identifying, scheduling, and making key decisions to ensure programmes, projects and operations continue without delay.
  • Developing, own and run a comprehensive and best-in-class suite of management Information for the Programme, including progress reporting and visualisation.
  • Adhering to the expectations of UK Government Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA), ensuring clarity and alignment across the programme.
  • Driving clarity across the programme on day-to-day operations, including route to tasking work.
  • Identifying and escalating programme level issues/conflicts to the Programme Manager and the Programme Executive.
  • Leading the Programme and Information Controls Team
£66,897 to £70,874 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
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 be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 26/09/2022 . 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 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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