Project Manager / APM - Nuclear - Hinkley 'C' Project

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Role: Assistant Project Manager / Project Manager - Hinkley 'C' project

Location: Bristol

Salary £45000 - 60000/year + benefits including relocation assistance

Start date: November 2020 onwards (client will be happy for candidates to serve an appropriate notice period

We are looking for an experienced project management professional, ideally Chartered Engineers with a background in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, to work as an Assistant Project Manager / Project Manager in support of EDF's Hinkley Point 'C' nuclear power station project.

The role will be based at the HPc project head office in Central Bristol

Experience of Auxiliary power systems (especially emergency diesel generators) would be an advantage for this role but is not essential to being considered.

The role will be involved with the equipment programme for the Emergency Diesel Generators, a £1.8bn programme that is managing the design, qualification, delivery and installation of this key equipment at HPC.

There are multiple Project Management roles within the Equipment Programme - Key fundamentals around these roles include:

  • Management of design (in France or UK), procurement, qualification, manufacturing, testing, commercial and construction resources of between 10 and 50 staff.
  • Manage major equipment contracts, with a value of £20-200m, the contracts are technically complex, typically in the electrical and mechanical engineering fields.
  • The incumbent would be responsible for leading a Multiple-Disciplinary Team (MDT) comprising Technical, Project Controls, Quality, Site and the Supplier resources.
  • Regular interaction with the Responsible Designer in France and the UK and with HPC Site team(s) will be necessary as part of operating in a matrix management structure.

The person will be associated with the full life cycle delivery of the major contracts assigned. Reporting directly to the Senior Project Manager, you will be accountable for ensuring delivery of all engineering, procurement, qualification, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and handover 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 person will need to have the 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, whilst driving projects through to implementation.

Key Experience

Candidates should demonstrate success in managing/developing:

  • Control of costs, risk, schedule and change and proficient in the use of Earned Value tools.
  • Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery.
  • Close out of commercial claims and the associated negotiations.
  • Procurement and management of complex contracts.
  • Management of a global supply chain.
  • Multi-discipline EPCM projects.

Have a track record of delivering on large (£20-200m) 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.

Key Skills

  • Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
  • Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either; APM body of knowledge and OGC's Prince 2.
  • Experience of successfully engaging groups of stakeholders, can demonstrate experience of managing project through the project lifecycle from concept to handover.
  • Understanding the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled
  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills with strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment. Including NEC and/or FIDIC contracts.
  • 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 Auxiliary power system would be an advantage.

This is a permanent role offering outstanding long-term career and salary development and advancement opportunities, initially on Hinkley 'C', and subsequently on the Sizewell 'C' project.

For the right candidate, our client can offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation assistance, combined with the opportunity to work for an end-client at the forefront of the UK nuclear new build industry offering excellent future career prospects.

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