Technical Programme Manager – Hydrogen isotope materials interactions

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

As a Technical Programme manager you’ll have a role that is critical to the delivery of H3AT’s research programme, responsible for definition of strategy and scope for our Hydrogen Isotope Materials Interactions research programme, as well as managing delivery of the associated projects. You will be key to shaping and delivering the research programme and enabling the development and understanding of materials for fusion fuel cycles. Key behaviours for the role include: highly motivated, strategic, excellent communication skills, technical excellence, ability to form strong relationships and collaborations and to lead a team.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Developing a strategy for research to be delivered within your technical area.
  • Ensuring delivery of projects within the programme, including securing sufficient budget and resource.
  • Building a network of expert contacts to enable rapid progress and developing collaborations with other research institutes and universities around the world.
  • Engaging with stakeholders, including major international collaborators.
  • Representing and promoting the team and their progress at major conferences, and ensuring dissemination of work in high impact publications.
£60,317 to £63,855 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Type of Employment

Additional Information

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. 

Some of the benefits that we offer 

  • Competitive salary 

  • Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders 

  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly policies 

  • Part-time working options 

  • Hybrid working 

  • Emergency paid leave 

  • Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with the length of service 

  • Wide range of career development opportunities 

  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme (link to the pension scheme) 

  • Corporate bonus scheme, up to 7% Base Salary 

  • Relocation allowance (up to £8K, subject to eligibility) 

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 confirm 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 If the country you reside in or have resided in is not listed on this website or the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state, then we cannot 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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