Innovation Group Leader H3AT

Overview of Responsibilities

The Hydrogen 3 Advanced Technologies Division (H3AT) is leading the delivery of tritium life cycle solutions for sustainable fusion energy, aiming to maximise the scientific and economic benefits as a result. In addition to delivering high-impact research and development programmes, H3AT is also responsible for designing, delivering, and operating cutting-edge tritium life cycle facilities. Furthermore, H3AT seeks to develop productive collaborations and grow a community of experts through the sharing and assimilating of knowledge. 

The Innovation groups within H3AT are research and development teams that pursue tritium life cycle development. The focus of the team is on delivering research which supports the realisation of a commercially viable tritium life cycle. 

The Group Leader provides leadership and strategy, as well as research and development, and project sponsorship leading to proficiency in tritium, waste, and/or fusion fuel cycles. This will involve engaging with internal stakeholders, academia, and national and international industries. 

  • Ensuring that the safety, health, and welfare of staff are maintained and adhered to in accordance with company policies and procedures. 
  • Actively promote UKAEA’s values, championing a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Developing and implement an effective strategy to grow an innovation team that meets current and future programme and collaboration needs. 
  • Ensuring suitably qualified and experienced staff are in place to meet both current and future organisational needs as per UKAEA standards, ensuring management systems and relevant regulations are appropriate and adhered to. 
  • Effectively and timely management of staff, including, but not limited to: setting resource allocation and recruitment requirements, knowledge transfer, welfare, setting measurable objectives and performance management, absence management, professional development, and coaching. 
  • Providing support to and/or deliver high-value projects by providing technical and programmatical leadership. 
  • Identifying opportunities for innovation and lead in obtaining funding and collaborations. 
  • Where appropriate, explore opportunities for commercial applications of fusion fuel cycle solutions in anticipation of future industry requirements. 
  • Representing and promoting H3AT’s innovative offerings and technical specialisms both internally and externally at high-profile events. 
  • Working in accordance with UKAEA policy and undertake any other reasonable tasks or duties requested by your manager. 
£63,856 (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 (up to 7% for Levels 1 - 7, as well as 3rd and 4th year apprentices) 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.

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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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