Project Manager (Operational Readiness)

Posted 05 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering Skilled Trades Recruitment
Contact NameStewart Bryson

Job description

Digital/Non Digital: Non-digital

Contract Length: 12-months

Location: Reading (require 3 days on site per week)

IR35: Inside

Qualify for Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS): Yes

As part of the Operational Readiness (OR) and Transition (ORT) Group - as an OR Project Manager your main responsibilities for assigned projects will be:

  • To deliver Operational Readiness management expertise, guidance and direction.
  • To be responsible for functional OR & T planning, delivery, assurance and reporting, and the conduct of OR activity


As required/for assigned projects:

  • As tasked by the OR GP LDR, working in support of infrastructure project delivery and with the User, Capability/Project Sponsor and Project Delivery lead - provide the Operational Readiness (OR) focus.
  • Generate/drive the OR philosophy/approach within projects. Ensure a focus on capability delivery.
  • Develop and own the OR Plan. Ensure operational considerations are incorporated/integrated with all aspects of a comprehensive project execution plan.
  • Ensure comprehensive cross lines of development/activity integration to ensure OR issues on all lines of activity to enable asset operation are identified, owned, addressed, and resolved.
  • From an OR perspective - inform and assure: Concepts; Requirements; Contracts; Design; Acceptance and Handover criteria.
  • Analyse, plan, corral and integrate the multiple lines of activity required to enable the asset to operate, ensuring they are synchronised with asset delivery, installation and commissioning - so that Acceptance, Transition and Operations occur as soon as practicable and enabling optimal operational start-up/ramp up.
  • Assure and report on OR project planning and progress.
  • Manage OR Project interfaces; Risks and Issues; Lessons.
  • Lead, coach and develop the Designate Operations Team.
  • Support broader project management activities (e.g., planning, recruitment, training, manpower mobilization, cost control) through project phases into operations/production.
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.

Essential Skills

  • Extensive experience in formal project management, the delivery of large projects and a strong understand of full project lifecycle.
  • Ability to understand the multiple lines of activity that collectively deliver operational readiness.

Minimum Requirement:

  • Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels.
  • Ability to extract information in a variety of environments.
  • Good at summarizing data.
  • Good at eliciting information during.
  • Experience project manager / project management and/or operational readiness context.
  • Will consider candidates with some skills not available.
  • Actual project management.
  • Formal project management.
  • Defence project management.
  • Candidates will need to integrate several unspecified projects.
  • Someone who can demonstrate FORMAL project management experience.

We are particularly interested in individuals with:

  • Degree or equivalent in a related discipline.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Evidence of project management competence e.g., APM qualifications.
  • Capability Management experience.
  • Experience of working in regulated environments. A working knowledge of nuclear site Licence Conditions, and other relevant legislation is desirable.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.