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Jet Decommissioning - Construction Office Site Manager

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Oxfordshire
£59,597 to £63,574 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension Confirmed Grade: Level 6*
Closing date
28 Nov 2022
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Jet Decommissioning - Construction Office Site Manager
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: Campus Development
Salary: £59,597 to £63,574 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 6*
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in working with and managing a team, 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 (Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative) that capture the spirit of how we work.

UKAEA as a world leader in fusion technology are about to undertake a once in a generation project to decommission JET – the Joint European Torus Fusion Reactor. This is an ambitious programme to undertake first-of-a-kind decommissioning studies of a tritiated fusion reactor, to identify components suitable for re-purposing into the wider scientific community within and outside UKAEA.

The programme will demonstrate solutions to the challenges of decommissioning fusion energy, benefiting from Culham’s breadth of expertise and its suite of research facilities.? The programme is forward thinking in its technical approach and combines this with project management rigour in delivering value for money in decommissioning.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring Construction Site Manager who has experience working client Side.

You will have an invested interest in Decommissioning and have experience motivating and working with team members for the Decommissioning Team.

You will positively influence and shape health and safety culture and drive best practice into the project from concept stage.

You will have an open mind and demonstrate the ability to problem solve and offer guidance support and encouragement to members of the team.

What will you be responsible for?

- You will be responsible for Leading the Decommissioning CM team, ensuring that all decommissioning work undertaken on site is properly planned, managed and co-ordinated.
- You will establish and maintain the Site Construction Office.
- You will liaise with the Principle Contractor and Principal Designer on CDM ( Construction Design Management) compliance.
- Recruiting a team to support the safe control and supervision of the circa £500m JET Decommissioning Project.
- You will monitor Contractor safety performance on a regular basis using proactive and reactive data, and report significant findings to the Programme Managers and Decommissioning Director.
- Advise the Decommissioning Director on best practice H&S planning.

Please note this position is predominantly office based - 4 days a week with the option of working from home Fridays, if no contractors on site. Once physical works commence – this will be 5 days a week.


Essential skills, experience and competence required

- Experience of delivering complex technical projects in a high hazard environment.
- NEBOSH General or Construction.
- Membership to IOSH or APS (desirable).
- Good knowledge and hands on experience of 2015 CDM Regulations.
- You would have worked in the property & construction sector for the last 5 years in a H&S capacity.

Desirable skills, experience and competence

- A clear and open communicator who can build a team and deliver at pace.
- Comfortable in understanding scope boundaries and interdependencies between neighbouring projects.
- Good at building working relationships with your team and other Projects, to ensure no gaps in scope and the Mission is being met.

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 28/11/2022. 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 the UK Government website. 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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