H3AT Business Manager

Culham, Abingdon, UK
£48,310 - £54,897 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Aug 14, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Do you have a proven track record of business delivery in a technical /scientific environment?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority are seeking a H3AT (Tritium Advanced Technology) Business manager responsible for circa 100 staff. H3AT is an exciting new business delivering innovation in tritium and waste handling processes.

At the heart of H3AT is a brand new £40m world class tritium facility, and you will be responsible for providing commercial leadership and management to the department, ensuring that the department is able to deliver on commercial opportunities which support the advancement of UK industry`s ability to exploit the fusion fuel cycle business.

The primary purpose of this job is to:

-Work with Business Development and the H3AT team to seek out and deliver commercial contracts and grants (including EuroFusion and H2020) for the department that align with the H3AT business plan and the UKAEA`s corporate strategy.

-Provide technical support to our internal business units, including technical elements of the preparation of proposals, business plans, marketing materials and market intelligence data.

-Support the development of industrial and academic partnerships.

-Implement rigorous project management to ensure that contracts are delivered to time, budget and quality requirements.

-Provision of forward income projections.

-Provision of a forward work plan detailing required headcount and skill type

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:


For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience


-A proven track record of business delivery in a technical /scientific environment.

-Higher National / Degree qualified in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

-Commercial business delivery experience involving international collaborations

-Comfortable with ambiguity and risk.

-Delivery focussed coupled with experience of working to tight/fixed deadlines.

-Willingness to adopt organisational approaches to project management.

-An ability to work and communicate with a range of internal and external contacts, including engineers, technologists and physicists across a range of cultures.

-Good Technical proposal writing skills

-Good financial acumen.


-An understanding of modern project management tools.

-Knowledge and experience of UK legal [contractual] framework is desirable.

-Knowledge and experience of EU [contractual] framework is desirable.

Special requirements:

-Some domestic and international travel may be required as part of this role

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 (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method(s):

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.


-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.