Procurement Manager

Overview of Responsibilities

This role requires employees to complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

The Role

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As Procurement Manager, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Strategic Procurement Business Partner and Department Heads.

You will deliver procurement support across the organisation, providing advice, guidance and completion of large procurements for the growing R&D portfolio with UKAEA. You’ll provide mentoring and development for members of the procurement team, supporting them in delivering a first class procurement service to the organisation, ensuring that UKAEA is compliant with UK directives for procurement in the public sector. You’ll also support the organisation in achievement of its own milestones and also impacting the achievement of DESNZ targets and milestones.


Additional Responsibilities:

• Co-Ordination of Procurement support to enable delivery of major projects, delivering required support within the time parameters to meet project milestones and targets, collaborating with others to define the project scope taking into account Public Contracts Regulations.

• Responsible for pre-qualifying contractors and subsequent interviewing tenderers, assessing tenders and negotiation of contracts as required.

• Managing, monitoring and controlling contractual progress of projects in terms of adherence to contract terms taking into account time, cost and quality.

• Identify opportunities for improvements and propose solutions in order to contribute continuous improvement within UKAEA. Make final recommendations for the development of new solutions using analytical and constructive thinking.

• Assistance with creation, application and implementation of procurement strategies for the site-specific initiatives where appropriate.

• Understand, influence, drive and negotiate with internal and external customers, suppliers and colleagues.

• To provide procurement leadership in large or complex procurement projects.

£51,293 (inclusive of £5,000 if fully MCIPS qualified) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
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Additional Information

A full list of our benefits can be found here

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.


As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found at the end of this advert.
  • Corporate bonus scheme up to 7and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, 
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting with 25 days, plus 3 days Christmas closure and 2.5 privilege days, in addition to UK bank holidays
  • Wide range of career development opportunities
  • A vibrant culture committed to equality and being fully inclusive
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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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