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Senior Project Manager (Civils)

  • Job reference: 931118
  • Location: Somerset
  • Salary: GBP80000 - GBP90000 per annum + plus expenses
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil & Structural, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 11/06/2020

Currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to support an exciting Civil's programme on Hinkley Point C.

This post has the responsibility to ensure delivery of all (or part of) the engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning activities for the life cycle of the contract or work package in accordance with the overall Project schedule. This post will ensure planning and delivery is in accordance with all safety, quality, time and cost parameters to meet the needs of the Project. Would manage a large, complex contract - typically over £100M in capital value.

Have in the region of 3 to 5 direct reports - plus a matrix team of other disciplines forming the project delivery team. Include interaction with Client in France and/or with HPC Site Construction Team although will still operate in a matrix management structure. This may involve the management of design (in France and UK), procurement; commercial and construction resources of between 20 and 50 staff. The contract managed by the Senior Project Manager may involve between 200-1000 contractor staff and numerous external stakeholders.

Main Accountabilities:

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 (Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel) 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 (PEP), setting out how the programme of work will be managed, organised and executed. The PEP sets out the "why", "what", "how", "when" and "who" for the delivery of the programme.

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, and budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters.

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).

Ensure that lessons-learnt and knowledge-capture are practiced as business as usual.

Main Responsibilities:

The Senior Project Manager will apply a project management approach to activities relating to design principles and system design which are undertaken by the Architect Engineer. The incumbent will also apply project management principles to aspects of work that include detailed design, manufacturing and construction - largely delivered through contracts and commissioning managed through integrated contractor and Client teams.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of a specific set of activities to time, cost, safety and quality. These are likely to include the day to day management of specific contracts and the L3, L4 schedule (Detailed Control Schedules) which provide detailed weekly and monthly work execution sequences. The Level 3 and 4 Schedules are utilised by external organisations responsible for work execution to better define logistic sequencing and internal organisational hand-offs.


Degree and chartered status in Civil engineering.

Experience gained from delivering a similar role within an engineering project environment.

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 or FIDIC contracts.

Detailed understanding of PWR design and experience in PWR operations.

Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either; APM body of knowledge and OGC's PRINCE2.

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