UKRI - STFC
£38,318 - £42,576 per annum, pro rata if part time
Full Time/Part Time
The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
About the role
The Particle Physics Project Support Office supports the management of many of the UK’s national and international particle physics projects. You will primarily be project manager for the UK contributions to the Compact Muon Solonoid (CMS) detector project located at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN on the Swiss/French border; and projects to develop the Boulby Underground Laboratory in the UK, but will also manage other projects and contribute to the work of the Project Support Office as needs arise and change.
The CMS experiment is an international collaboration of scientific institutes from all over the world, each contributing specific components and expertise to the central experiment construction, commissioning and operation based at CERN. In the UK this consists of three university physics departments as well as STFC RAL each contributing, and working together to produce software, technical components, analysis tools and to provide scientific and technical expertise. Once commissioned, the upgraded CMS experiment will contribute to fundamental understanding of the building blocks of the universe.
You will work alongside the Principal Investigator to ensure that contributions are delivered most appropriately to the international project within the established constraints and to maximise the benefits. You will ensure that suitable management of the project is in place to enable credible planning and informed decision making, and will undertake accurate and informative reporting as well as ensuring the maintenance of appropriate project tools.
You will have a Project management qualification equivalent to at least IPMA Level D (e.g. APM PMQ), a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a numerate subject and a good writing style, with confident use of the English language demonstrated by quality of cover letter.
It is essential that you have strong communication skills with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical individuals in a mutually beneficial manner, extracting necessary information and promoting reasoned arguments; a confident speaker, able to present quantitative/factual information and have the ability to undertake some travel within the UK and perhaps abroad.
You will have strong experience as project manager (a less experienced but qualified candidate could be selected if there is demonstrable evidence of ability to grow in the role).
What we offer
UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.
The closing date for applications is 30th August 2020.