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Project Manager - Nuclear

Taunton, United Kingdom

  • Job number: 05874
  • Job field: Consultancy Project Management
  • Job posted: 06/03/20
  • Job status: 15/05/20
  • Job schedule: Full-time
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Asia Pacific.

The opportunity

Be a part of our project management consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where you can oversee work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.

The project manager reports directly to a delivery manager (usually a senior project manager) and is responsible for the direction and leadership of activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of a contract or work package assigned to them.

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.

This post has key nuclear safety responsibilities which could have a significant impact on nuclear safety through the activities that they perform. These are detailed in the nuclear baseline.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Defining the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.
  • Assisting in 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 implementing 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.
  • Maintaining effective communications with all stakeholders and executing the project or PEP strategies within their contract or package of work.
  • Driving the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business and technical requirements.
  • Monitoring and managing the progress of the programme - track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters.
  • Anticipating, 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 to the delivery manager (programme manager or director).
  • Ensuring level 3 schedules are developed and maintained for the contract or package of work. Ensuring such schedules are consistent with overall project schedules (levels 1 and level 2). Escalating any discrepancies to the project controls director.
  • Reviewing the contractor supplied level 3 and 16 week rolling schedules.
  • Ensuring the list of deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered.
  • Applying the principles of earned value management (EVM).
  • Applying the principles of continuous improvement.
  • Ensuring that lessons-learnt and knowledge-capture are practiced as business as usual.
  • Interfacing 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.
  • Ensuring that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all project team members.
About you

  • A degree or similar qualification in engineering, construction or related field.
  • Member of the Association of Project Managers or able to demonstrate an understanding of the APM project management Body of Knowledge principles.
  • Implementation of project management and organisational skills, which has been gained through practical experience and preferably recognised with a qualification.
  • Involvement in managing projects through the project lifecycle from concept to handover.
  • Familiarity of nuclear safety case and its purpose.
  • Expertise in CDM regulations.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and within tight timeframes.
  • Undertake individual working to a high level of attention to detail.
  • Understanding the needs of nuclear quality and how nuclear quality is assured and controlled.
  • Understand how to apply a graded approach to quality.
  • 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.
Rewards and recognition

With Mace, you will deepen your knowledge and skills, work with inspiring colleagues, influential clients and get to see the world.

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package including private medical insurance allowance and health and wellbeing commitment that includes 2 volunteer days a year.

“Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.”
  • Job number: 05874
  • Job field: Consultancy Project Management
  • Job posted: 06/03/20
  • Job status: 15/05/20
  • Job schedule: Full-time


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