Project Manager / PMO Manager

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Milton, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-06-07

Category: renewables

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About the company:

The world needs a clean and reliable source of base-load energy to develop sustainably into the future. That’s what Tokamak Energy is striving to achieve.

Tokamak Energy is a private company accelerating the development of fusion power.

Fusion – the energy source that powers the sun – is globally accepted as the best way to generate plentiful, safe, secure and clean energy. The tokamak is the most heavily researched and best understood of all the different paths to fusion.

It is now acknowledged that the spherical tokamak design offers the smallest and most cost-effective solution. This is our solution. Yet there are many complex engineering challenges that need to be overcome for demonstration and commercialisation of this technology.

Our team of world-class fusion scientists and magnet engineers is tackling these challenges to develop efficient and affordable fusion power. Our unique approach is centred on rapid innovation using the latest materials and technology – but building on decades of scientific research and experience. This strategy gives us – and the world – a faster way to fusion.

Once fusion electricity is achieved, our scalable technology could be rolled out across the world as a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.


This role is responsible for one major projects or multiple projects to deliver on time, quality, and budget for the project milestones. You will generate deliverables-based, integrated plans (timing and resource) to set timelines for the successful delivery of project objectives to quality, time and cost targets.  You will also collaborate with technical leader to set milestones in the plan to track progress and report progress regularly to the Programme Manager.

Working arrangements

Please note this role does offer hybrid working, our model sets out a minimum 60% onsite / 40% home working split



  • Lead and dictate daily team workload reviews and weekly supplier meetings. Document and distribute key notes and actions.
  • Lead preparation, submission and presentation of project status reports and project gateway documentation for review with the programme manager
  • Identify project risks and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure suitable mitigation plans are in place and proactively coordinate business discussions to resolve any time, cost or specification changes where necessary.
  • Manage subcontractors specific to projects with collaboration from purchase.
  • Work with purchasing department to ensure correct information is issued to achieve on time delivery
  • Seek out and promote the smarter and most efficient ways of delivering the project against the business milestone
  • With support from the head of portfolio and resource managers re-evaluate resource demand, budget forecast and load capacity
  • Contribute to lessons learned /quality issues.
  • Promote adherence to safe working practices in the delivery of project activities.
  • Actively work within the PMO to share best practice, develop the project management framework and support the PM strategy.


  • Experience in delivering complex technology product, construction and / or infrastructure programmes.
  • The ability to work in a fast-changing environment and cope with ambiguity
  • A focus on both short-term and long-term project delivery
  • Well-structured planning and resourcing for budget setting and management
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving, planning, and organisational skills
  • An interest in teaching, supporting and leading others
  • A self-starting and autonomous ways of working.
  • Experience using Microsoft Project and/or Agile programme management tools
  • Ideally a STEM Degree or background and a passion for fusion energy
  • APM qualified (to PFQ or PMQ level) or equivalent


  • Salary dependent on skills and experience and will be discussed from the outset
  • 28 days (inclusive of festive break) holiday plus bank holidays
  • Eligible for discretionary performance related bonus
  • Share options scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Financial benefits – including; group life insurance, critical illness, health cash plan and discount scheme 
  • Innovation and Merit bonuses
  • Investment in training and development to support career progression
  • Opportunity to work on and contribute to world class innovation

About Us

What if there was a limitless, safe, clean, low-cost energy source, providing much needed global energy security? What if that energy source could also help reduce climate change? We believe that’s fusion energy. Tokamak Energy is a leading global commercial fusion energy company based near Oxford, UK. We have an unrivalled track record designing and operating spherical tokamaks; the optimal route to commercial fusion energy.

In addition to fusion energy, Tokamak Energy is recognised as the leader in High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) magnet, design, numerical modelling, and prototyping. Our dedicated HTS magnet team, in collaboration with key manufacturing partners, is focussed on becoming the leading supplier of HTS magnets to multiple markets.

The company, founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the UK’s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, currently employs a growing team of over 250 people with experts from the UK and around the world. It combines world leading scientific, engineering, industrial and commercial capabilities. The company has 70 families of patent applications and has raised $250 million, comprising $200m from private investors and $50m from the UK and US governments. Our US subsidiary, Tokamak Energy Inc, was established in 2019.

Come and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team who are striving to provide a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

Important information

Please note that any personal data submitted to Tokamak Energy will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation.

If you do not meet all the listed criteria for this position, we would still welcome your application.

Entry into employment with Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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