Lead Engineer

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

The STEP department is looking for a talented Lead Engineer to join their Prototyping & Testing workstream, to support in leading UKAEA projects throughout their lifecycle of complexity and subsections of large scale or highly complex projects, alongside other lead engineers and project managers.

You will be working as part of a small team, ensuring that the quality and content of projects are appropriate, whilst respecting budgets and timescales. You will provide technical direction for projects or work packages and communicate the needs, risks and successes both internally and to external stakeholders.

You will use a mixture of test, simulation and engineering judgement to solve the problems that arise as we develop our technologies and products. Whilst identifying project or work package budget requirements; reporting these to the appropriate project work package manager; and helping to prioritise spending as necessary.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Leading the technical works required to deliver an effective test rig project.
  • Working with the project manager to complete project requirements to time, cost and quality.
  • Managing product design in accordance with UKAEA’s technical control system.
  • Coordinating engineering contracts and collaborations with stakeholders across a range of disciplines.
  • Ensuring safety is embedded into the design and that the project complies with regulations.
Salary
£49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Programme
STEP
Department
Central Engineering
Discipline
Type of Employment
Full-time

Additional Information

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 14/10/2022 . 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.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants . If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.

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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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