£38,969 - £43,300
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 RAL Particle Physics Project Support Office supports the management of many of the UK’s national and international particle physics projects. The successful candidate will primarily work on the schedule for the DUNE neutrino detector construction project currently under construction in the US, integrating closely with US colleagues, but will also contribute to other projects and to the work of the Project Support Office as needs arise and change.
The DUNE 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 which is overall managed by Fermilab in the US. In the UK this consists of 14 university physics departments as well as STFC RAL/Daresbury each contributing, and working together to produce software, technical components, analysis tools and to provide scientific and technical expertise. Once commissioned, the DUNE experiment will contribute to fundamental understanding of the building blocks of the universe. The international DUNE collaboration consists of over 1,000 members from 30 countries with a facility budget of $2Bn, the UK budget is more than £32m.
It is essential that you hold a suitable qualification in Project Management or Primavera software as well as have significant experience in the use of Primavera P5/P6 for scheduling and other project control purposes.
The ideal candidate will have good communications skills: ability to interact with technical and scientific staff in a semi-structured environment; good writing style; confident use of the English language; quality of cover letter; experience of comprehensive and quantitative reporting; a confident speaker; ability to work well with others via video conference and other remote methods. You will also have the ability to work flexible hours to fit in with US colleagues.
What we offer
UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings 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 9th April 2021