Site and Stakeholder Manager

Overview of Responsibilities

STEP is a UKAEA programme that will demonstrate the ability to generate net electricity from fusion. It will also determine how the plant will be maintained through its operational life and prove the potential for the plant to produce its own fuel.  It is a very exciting time for STEP as the West Burton power station site in North Nottinghamshire has been selected as the home of the STEP fusion energy programme, underpinning an industry expected to be worth billions to the UK economy. 

Who are we looking for?

Following the news that the West Burton site will be the home of the STEP Fusion Energy Programme, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Site and Stakeholder Manager to join STEP and provide general management at our West Burton site. 

This is a multi-faceted role and the successful candidate will lead on building a new on-site operations team, build and manage positive relations with internal and external stakeholders and ensure the efficient execution of all site operational plans.

Have you got demonstrable experience leading a site and building effective and motivated teams? Have you got proven experience of networking, building community relations and strong stakeholder engagement? Are you a strategic thinker who can work autonomously? If this sounds like the role for you, then we would like to hear from you!

What will you be responsible for?

  • Overall management of the STEP activities at West Burton, including all administrative and operational areas.
  • Early site works, such as site characterization studies, site preparation, minor construction works, etc.
  • Preparation for major construction, including site layout planning, construction planning, preparing for environmental, geotechnical and all other studies needed to secure the consents we need to build STEP
  • Engaging with local communities, stakeholders, regulators and the regional supply chain and acting as the STEP representative in the region

Additional Information:

Flexible working hours and locations.  Will need to travel to and attend local business and community events. Based on site at West Burton, but with frequent travel to Culham, Rotherham, etc.  Will need a valid driving license.

£53,017 to £56,555 + 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 14/12/2022. Please note that we have placeholders arranged for interviews 24/01/23 - 26/01/23.

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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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