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Location: England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon

Configuration Controller

England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon

Job Description

UKAEA is leading the drive to put fusion energy on the grid, to give the world a new form of long-term, sustainable low-carbon electricity. At their sites at Culham, Oxfordshire and Rotherham, South Yorkshire, they have a rapidly growing workforce to fulfil their expanding programme of research, focused on delivering the UK's first fusion prototype power plant by 2040.

Configuration Controller

· Establish, author, and manage UKAEA product configuration structures.

· Facilitate UKAEA's change management process within the PDM/PLM tools.

· Lead Configuration Identification, and with the support of the systems engineering team, ensure products

and systems are decomposed in an appropriate manner.

· Lead configuration status accounting and reporting to users.

· Lead users in the correct use of configuration structures.

· Lead users interfacing with suppliers to define the configuration management requirements and associated

document deliverables.

· Create PDM/PLM objects and placeholders for the technical product documents required to define each configurable item within both functional and product structures to enable tracking of product and project maturity.

· Lead users in the general use of the UKAEA SMARTEAM web interface 'TDMS' & 3D EXPERIENCE 'PIMS' platform.

· Lead the development of configuration management plans and subsequent implementation.

· Contribute and support the configuration team in general configuration management activities.

· Provide user support and training in the use of the PDM/PLM applications.

· Support CAD users in the correct use of Design Solutions in relation to the desired product breakdown.

· Support UKAEA's definition and development of processes and toolsets with an objective towards technical configuration management.

· Assist with the development of guidance notes, user instructions and procedural documents.


  • Appropriate technical qualifications or experience.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language.


Formal PDM/PLM training

  • An experienced configuration controller with substantial experience using PDM/PLM applications, preferably SMARTEAM or 3D EXPERIENCE.
  • Significant experience working with complex industrial or manufacturing facilities and plant. (Minimum of 5 years).
  • Skilled in the implementation of configuration control to new programmes, where they are the SME.
  • Highly approachable with a willingness to solve complex challenge
  • Experienced with change management practices.
  • Experience supporting the configuration of maturing CAD data (CATIA v5 and others), particularly where many design variants exist.
  • Proven track record applying and adhering to defined product development, design and engineering processes undertaken within a design environment. (minimum of 5 years)

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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