Project Manager (Roads and Networks)

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    Bridgwater, Somerset

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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    Zaida Bhana

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    7 months ago

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Morson International are working with a key client in the Nuclear Sector who have a current requirement for a Project Manager - Roads and Networks to be site based at Bridgwater, Somerset. The role is part of our client's SDP (Site Delivery Project) Team. This is an ongoing contract position and a competitive rate will be on offer to a suitably qualified and experienced applicant.

* 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 resources and in part through one or more (interrelated) major contracts.
* This post will manage a major contract or contracts - typically in capital value up to £300M
* 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 the client in France and/or with 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 20 and 50 staff,
* The contract managed by the Project Manager may involve between 200-1000 contractor staff and numerous external stakeholders.

Nature and Scope:
* The nature of the role is to provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of activities in the programme, while recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider Project.
* The Project Manager will apply a project management approach to activities relating to design principles and system design which are undertaken by the Architect Engineer, detailed design, manufacturing and construction which are largely delivered through contracts and commissioning managed through integrated contractor and the client teams to ensure all activities are delivered safely, to quality, budget and schedule.
* The Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of a specific set of activities to time, cost, safety and quality including 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.
* The Project Manager will be responsible for setting up and managing a near term work plan to drive the delivery of work on a week by week basis, setting up and compliance with a budget for their areas of activity development and operation of a risk log challenging any increase in costs and developing options to reduce cost, establishing and managing the interfaces between their work scope and the work of the other project managers, setting up and operating the quality plan and the change control for their contracts.
* Degree and chartered status in an engineering, civils, construction, with relevant industry Roads &amp Networks experience.
* Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either APM body of knowledge and OGCs Prince 2.
* Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including Construction (Design &amp Management) and Health and Safety at Work act.
* 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:
* Demonstrate success in managing / developing:
* 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.
* 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.
* Strong numerical and analytical skills.
* Proficient user of MS Office.

* Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
* Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage.