Project Manager - Mechanical (Nuclear)
Location: Somerset, UK
Reference: SM 17802
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Project Manager – Mechanical (Nuclear)
The Project Manager reports directly to either a Programme Manager or Senior Project Manager and is responsible for the direction and leadership of all 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.
The Project is split into programmes or work aligned to either plant islands or disciplined based scope; which are in turn broken down into further contracts or packages of work in accordance with the Contract and Work Breakdown Structure(s). Each programme will be delivered in part by client resources and in part through one or more (interrelated) major contracts. The accountabilities of the Project Managers are applied to differing levels of scale and complexity.
This post will manage a contract or package of work including installation contracts, supply item or engineering packages. There will be different levels of seniority with:
- Responsible for 1 to 5 direct reports – plus a matrix team of other disciplines.
- 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 or UK), procurement; commercial and construction resources of between 10 and 50 staff.
- Direct accountability for contract management with values in the region of £250k to £100m (generally single contracts).
- 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 (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.
- Drive the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business & 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 to the Delivery Manager (Programme Manager or Director).
- 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.
- 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.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all project team members
Nuclear Safety Accountabilities:
This Post has key nuclear safety responsibilities (“roles”) which could have a significant impact on nuclear safety through the activities that they perform. These are detailed in the Nuclear Baseline.
Health & Safety Responsibilities:
Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control, and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.
Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.
Experience, Knowledge & Skills
- 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 Multi-discipline EPCM project delivery.
- 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.
- Experience of successfully engaging groups of stakeholders.
- 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.
- Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
- Detailed understanding of PWR design and experience in PWR operations.
- Working knowledge of French language an advantage.
- 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.
- Understanding the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled.
- Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach
- Integrity, Enthusiasm, energy, passion and conviction.
- Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.
- Strong planning and organising skills including the ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.
- Good influencing and persuasion skills with the ability to enthuse and inspire multidisciplinary teams and build successful relationships at all levels.
- Good team player, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.
- Degree Qualification in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
- Professional Memberships or chartered status are an advantage but not essential.
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