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Assistant Project Manager

  • Job reference: 922094
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Civil & Structural, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 10/10/2018


  • Support the SPM to deliver a complex, multi-discipline nuclear project throughout the full project life cycle from concept phase to final handover
  • Support the management of an integrated project team including interfacing with other stakeholders
  • Support the SPM in all aspects of Project execution, and in ensuring that project execution is in accordance with the Project Management and Project Execution Plans
  • Promote best practice and support & develop project team to maximise efficiency & effective delivery
  • Develop & implement effective execution strategies & plans in line with the overall project strategies & plans
  • Facilitate budget monitoring & commercial awareness
  • Develop and maintain the project risk register, including helping to ensure that relevant project risks are identified & managed/mitigated as appropriate
  • Preparation and presentation of monthly performance and progress reports.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence others including building and maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Degree qualified or relevant experience.
  • Experience of modern project management techniques within complex, multi-functional organisations. (Membership of APM is desirable.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of processes involved in planning and strategy; organisation and governance; personnel and professional matters
  • CTC cleared and ability to be SC cleared


  • SC or DV cleared
  • An engineering degree (civil / mechanical / marine, in particular).
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Knowledge of the full project life cycle stage-gate principles of project delivery.  The Company system will be explained after engagement.
  • Knowledge of UK Health and Safety Legislation, information concerning specific company safety, quality and security procedures shall be provided in-post.
  • Experience of working on complex nuclear infrastructure projects
  • Experience of defence (infrastructure) projects
  • Project management competence is desirable from one of the following routes:
  • Qualification such as APMP, PMP or Prince2.
  • Membership of a relevant Professional body where PM Competence is a criteria for qualification.

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