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3 months ago
UK Atomic Energy Authority
Basic Salary: £48,310 - £54,897
Location: Abingdon
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Candidate Services
Category: Business Development Jobs

Business Development Manager

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Job Title:
Business Development Manager

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£48,310 - £54,897 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
18th October 2019

Are you an experienced business development manager with an interest in shaping the future of the world`s energy?

Have you worked in a technical or scientific environment specifically with knowledge of radioactive structural materials and the challenges associated with working with these?

Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (the research arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the World`s leading fusion research laboratories.

We have been developing several business units, aligned with some of the key technical challenges in delivering practical fusion power. You will be the dedicated business development manager for our Materials Research Facility (MRF), and this is a new position which has the potential to provide a successful and rewarding career in a technically exciting and diverse marketplace.

Key accountabilities will include:

-Identifying and winning new business across UK and international markets
-Building internal support from technical, project and commercial staff
-Attending industry relevant conferences and meetings (i.e research groups in materials in nuclear)
-Maintaining up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the specialist skills and experience in fusion-related technology
-Collaborate with commercial and marketing team to support the business development processes
-Responsible for proposal preparations and associated spend, working with both internal and external team members

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

Knowledge skills and experience

- Experience of working in and knowledge of radioactive structural materials and challenges associated with working with irradiated materials.
- Higher National / Degree qualified in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
- Can very quickly make the link between facility capabilities and customer requirements.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
- Collaborative and adept at working as part of a team.
- Proven ability to work with initiative.
- Well organized and capable of managing to deadlines and priorities.

-Experience of working in the nuclear industry

Special requirements:
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.

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