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Assistant Project Manager

  • Job reference: 925813
  • Location: Somerset
  • Salary: GBP45000 - GBP50000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil & Structural, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 03/06/2019

Currently looking for an Assistant Project Manager to support our clients Programme management team with the delivery of the works during all project phases within the following tasks areas on Hinkley Point C:

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination and recording meetings with key project stakeholders (internal & external).
  • Supporting, coordination and attending Multi-Disciplinary Team and Joint Management Team meetings.
  • Organisation and coordination of Technical Engineering, Cost, Contractor and Scheduling meetings on behalf of the Programme Manager.
  • Actively encouraging and promoting continual development of challenging collaborative working behaviours to maintain efficient and effective delivery relationships between Design, Procurement, Pre-construction Planning and Construction teams.
  • Production of all Project documentation required to successfully deliver the Project scope.
  • Developing and implementing management systems, as required, supporting delivery and quality as specified by the Project Controls Department.
  • Ensuring that wider NNB arrangements are implemented, as appropriate, within the Programme of works and advising the management team of any necessary actions to ensure this.
  • Facilitate internal communications within the Project Delivery Team and the wider HPC Project teams.
  • Interfacing with other teams within Nuclear New Build (NNB), on specific tasks as required, under the direction of the Programme Manager for the team.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lead/support and assist on tasks required to support the Programme Manager's delivery of the project and contract scope for HPC.
  • Liaise and interface with the other key teams within NNB on specific tasks which are required to support the principle task of delivery of the project and contract scope for HPC.
  • Develop, implement and provide ongoing support towards the use of management systems which will support delivery and quality of the outputs from the Project Controls Department, including planning and document control processes.
  • Participate in providing support to the Team with regard to compliance with approved NNB procedures.
  • Participate in developing the relationships with key statutory stakeholders for the HPC project
  • Project manages delivery of documents required to secure Project delivery including those required for ONR L4 meetings. This will include the overall Planning Schedule, as well as detailed schedules for associated technical work streams.
  • Ensure that a full and auditable archive of project decisions is maintained to document the project evolution and history.
  • Support the project management functions of the technical work streams to help ensure they are completed on time and on budget, supporting the management of commercial and technical Work through all phases of the project.
  • Support the development of Joint Management Team and collaborative working charter to reinforce working behaviours against agreed principles and objectives.

Financial Management:

  • Support the Commercial and Programme Managers in the preparation of necessary budget justifications, PRODEM papers and other approvals to the NNB HPC Project Board.

  • Provide support to some of the Technical Contract Leads in negotiations with Suppliers in order to develop a robust contracting strategy.



  • HNC/HND or Degree in engineering, civils or construction bias.
  • Implementation of project management and organisational skills, which has been secured by practical experience and a qualification.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, able to communicate effectively and interact with senior managers.
  • Exceptional people management skills, with the ability to build relationships, influence and work collaboratively within complex, internal and external, multidisciplinary groups.
  • Ability to display and communicate a logical thought process, with excellent analytical skills, including capabilities for budget analysis and forecasting.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Member of the Association of Project Managers or able to demonstrate an understanding of the APM project management Body of Knowledge principles.
  • Technical knowledge of Nuclear Safety Case and its purpose.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and within tight timeframes.
  • Undertake individual working to a high level of attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of CDM Regulations.
  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Can demonstrate experience of managing project through the project lifecycle from concept to handover
  • Understanding the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled.
  • Strong leadership, organisational and project management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including questioning for clarification and establishing of facts, observation and active listening.
  • Proficient user of MS Office.
  • Accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy, results oriented.
  • Fluent English - written & verbal.


  • Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage.
  • Self-motivated & able to work on own initiative.
  • French language - written & verbal.

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