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Project Manager - Nuclear Engineering

  • Job reference: 933434
  • Location: London
  • Salary: GBP60000 - GBP80000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Project Management, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 11/01/2021

Role: Project Manager

Location: London (W1)

Salary: £60,000 - £80,000

Start Date: Feb 2021

Background: This role is working for an International Engineering Company supporting the work on Sizewell C from their London office. The successful delivery of Sizewell C will rely on a team of committed, collaborative Project Managers, with great interpersonal skills and the ability to instil the right behaviours in the supply chain partners. The Project Managers are responsible for the end-to-end delivery (engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning) of specific contracts or work packages, ensuring that their scope is delivered safely, to the highest quality standards, on budget and on schedule.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme
  • Securing the required resources to meet their project requirements, ensuring the maintenance of SQEP for any assigned resource and promptly identifying any personnel shortfalls or issues within their project team
  • Developing and executing effective execution strategies and plans in line with the overall Programme Execution Plan
  • Drive the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business and technical requirements. Monitor and manage the progress of the programme - track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters
  • Anticipate, manage and resolve issues within the contact or package. Identify risks and facilitate the resolution of all issues raised, develop and update the programme budget, and escalate any issues.
  • Ensure level 3 schedules are developed and maintained for the contract or package of work. Ensure such schedules are consistent with overall Project schedules (levels 1 and level 2). Escalate any discrepancies to the Project Controls Director
  • Ensure the List of Deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered.
  • Apply the principles of Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • Report EV progress to Senior Management on a monthly basis.
  • Interface with other programmes to ensure a high-level view of how the total project is progressing and to identify and adopt the use of best practice
  • Ensure that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction or other related field.
  • Good knowledge of CDM Regulations.
  • Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either; APM body of knowledge and OGC's Prince 2.
  • Can demonstrate experience of managing project through the project lifecycle from concept to handover
  • Understanding the needs of nuclear quality and how nuclear quality is assured and controlled.
  • Understand how to apply a graded approach to quality.
  • Track record of delivering projects within a technically complex and dynamic environment whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental responsibility, ideally within the Nuclear Energy sector or similar regulated environment.
  • Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery
  • Multi-discipline EPCM projects
  • Procurement and management of complex contracts
  • Control of costs; risk; schedule and change and proficient in the use of Earned Value tools
  • Close out of commercial claims and the associated negotiations
  • Able to demonstrate strong management skills including project management, financial management, change management and facilitation. Proficient in the use of estimating scheduling, programming and risk tools.
  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment. Including NEC and FIDIC contracts.
  • Detailed understanding of EPR design and experience.
  • English fluent - 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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