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Asset Manager

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Job Introduction

Job Description for Asset Manager 

NNL is where your solutions solve real-world problems. As part of our Engineering team, you’ll not only be able to get involved with a huge variety of projects, you’ll also have lots of opportunity to drive them through from start to finish — allowing you to see the impact your work has in a real-world environment. This is your chance to use your experience, expertise and ingenuity to collaborate with leading scientists. You’ll be part of a team that delivers work to benefit society by advancing cleaner energy, protecting the environment and keeping everyone safe.

Responsible for leading the Strategy & Planning and Decision-Making capabilities within NNL, aligned to ISO 55000 best practice. Develop NNLs capabilities within these areas to ensure that asset management activities, and the outputs from NNLs assets, align with the overall organisational objectives.

Ensure whole lifecycle decision making is embedded within NNLs investment planning processes. Lead the development of decision-making capabilities, be the chair of both Strategy & Planning and Decision-Making governance groups.

Represent NNL within the national asset management community to bring learning and best practice into the organisation from leading asset management organisations from within and outside the nuclear sector.

Manage and develop a distributed team of facility based asset engineers to ensure effective facility asset management plans are developed to improve asset health and resilience.

Location: Sellafield- Can be flexible.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Asset Manager 

The Asset Manager role is the provision of subject matter expert knowledge on appropriate strategies to manage the lifecycle costs for the NNL asset base.

  • Establish and then lead the ownership, review and governance process of asset management policies, strategies, aligned to NNLs strategic plan.
  • Develop NNLs capabilities of and then be the functional lead for the ten subject groups within Strategy & Planning and Decision-Making (ISO 55000).
  • Ensure facility level asset management plans (AMP) are credible and kept under periodic review. AMP are aligned to the strategic asset management plan and embedding in a facilities investment planning process to ensure asset health and resilience.
  • Collaborate with corporate functions, such as HR, Finance and Procurement to share whole life cost long term planning information. 
  • Develop relationships with Projects and Capability functions to enable effective sharing of asset lifecycle information.
  • Responsible for owning and maintaining asset risk registers, to ensure the business can make informed decisions regarding maintenance, spares, capability, and delivery needs, to drive budget allocation and priorities. 
  • Assist the Asset Management function in the development and implementation of asset related strategies, that support the commercial delivery of customer funded work and internal research and development.
  • Ensure that all asset information is captured to the required standards, that enables effective decision making and efficient execution of business processes. 
  • Continuous improvement mindset that drives development of Asset Management processes through PDCA methodology.
  • Assist in the development of NNL’s asset management strategic roadmap, aligned to ISO55001.
  • Development of asset engineers to become SME’s at their facilities, through provision of training, coaching, and mentoring. 
  • Drive the delivery of a health and safety centric culture within the teams. 
  • Production of management information and performance reports, alongside the onward presentation to key stakeholders across the business.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Asset Manager 

  • Professional level knowledge is required from the Asset Manager role with a depth of know how in technical and specialised fields. This know how is built on understanding of theoretical concepts and principles and experience of practical application in an organisational context. 
  • Degree Qualified (Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation) or HND in an equivalent discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role in a regulated industry.
  • Qualified to Certificate or Diploma level within the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) or demonstrable knowledge of the practical application of the asset management processes.
  • Demonstrable practical engineering knowledge of physical assets and associated management activities. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Nuclear safety case requirements, statutory regulations, engineering standards and best practice.
  • Proven ability to communicate key information both verbal and written with customers, regulators, suppliers, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills to facilitate management of both own workload and that of direct/indirect teams to deliver to internal/external deadlines and quality expectations.

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

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