Project Manager

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

We have a great opportunity for a Project Manager with excellent influencing and collaboration skills to join the RACE Department. We develop and produce world class, first-of-a-kind remote handling and robotic solutions in response to a broad array of technical challenges faced by UKAEA. This fosters a uniquely interesting, challenging and rewarding environment for project management.

The role will provide leadership through effective project management for large, complex UKAEA projects. You will be accountable for delivery of substantial projects of great importance to UKAEA and you will make strategic and technical decisions regarding project schedule, budget and resourcing requirements and show delivery-focused leadership. In this role you will ensure all project activities are undertaken in a systematic manner as well as inspire project team members and provide mentoring to team members across projects.

If you have a  strong commercial awareness with the ability to make sound economic decisions that maximise project value and you enjoy resolving obstacles to strategy delivery and leading the identification and employment of creative solutions to overcoming them, then we would like to hear from you.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Managing the department’s science projects requirements on a program level.
  • Working with the technical unit leads and technical manager to ensure the effective deployment of technical resources across the various programmes.
  • Overseeing effective communication within the team and assisting the sponsor through project interactions with stakeholders, defining the project milestones and deliverables.    
  • Managing and reporting on programme performance, particularly planning, cost forecast and monitoring as well as overall execution strategy delivery on the program level.
  • Ensuring the resolution of obstacles to strategic delivery and leading the identification and employment of creative solutions to overcoming them.       
  • Working with Project Sponsors to develop a business case and Project Management Plan that defines how the projects within their respective programmes will be delivered.

Additional Information:

Although it is expected that the role will be predominantly based in Cumbria, there may be a requirement to split time between Cumbria and Culham, with associated travel, as project needs demand


£49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
RACE Operations
Type of Employment

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 31/10//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.

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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.

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  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

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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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