Senior Project Manager

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  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Power Station

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  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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An exciting new opportunity exists for an experienced and ambitious Senior Project Manager to join our prestigious client in Gloucester.

The Senior Project Managers are accountable to the PPM (Project Portfolio Manager) or equivalent Group Head for successful delivery of all aspects of their assigned projects. They also support the PPM or equivalent Group Head by leading, coaching and mentoring Project Managers/Assistant Project Managers as required to improve team performance and competence. The Senior Project Manager sets the project execution strategy in agreement with the PPM and uses a cross functional project team to deliver a large, complex project, a programme of work or a portfolio of projects safely in line with company policies and procedures, achieving agreed goals and objectives.

Key responsibilities:

As a Senior Project Manager your responsibilities will include:

Identifying, implementing and complying with applicable technical, safety, environmental and quality standards, client procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
Managing the performance of other Project Managers/Assistant Project Managers and taking responsibility for the delivery of either a large complex project, a programme or a small portfolio of projects
Acting as coach and mentor to other Project Managers/Assistant Project Managers and helping them in developing their project management knowledge and experience
Applying the company project controls standards and developing, maintaining, reporting and trending an accurate baseline
Securing, assigning and maintaining a team containing all the resources required to successfully deliver the project/programme of work, including specialist support staff
Leading and coaching the team members creating a positive team working environment
Identifying and assessing risks and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies
Managing assigned projects/programme of work from concept (Gate A) to close out (Gate D) and maintaining effective integrated execution strategies and plans
Implementing and maintaining effective communication to the team and all stakeholders including Stations, Regulators and central support functions to ensure full understanding and commitment to the deliverables
Meeting the specified functional criteria
Controlling scope and cost to the agreed baseline, instigating and managing change control as necessary
Controlling Project Documentation through Document and Configuration Control

Skills / Qualifications

Degree educated, ideally in engineering or related subject. Chartered engineer or equivalent professional qualification
APMP formal Project Management qualification or equivalent
Competency up to IPMA level B - Knowledge level 6 and Experience Level 6
The Senior Project Manager must have a good, detailed understanding of a wide range of project management and programme management competencies and be able to evaluate and adopt them within a complex environment.
They must have personally executed most of the project/programme management competencies by managing a number of complex projects or programmes.
These need to have involved a knowledge of engineering, technical development, design, procurement, significant safety case production and development, construction and installation/commissioning management and commercial contracting.
They should also have significant brown-field project management experience and experience of operating at all levels within corporate support centres.
Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of Safety Cases including how they are developed and implemented, relevant Health and Safety and Environment legislation including CDM and the actions required to achieve compliance along with a proven track record of working within highly regulated environments with high safety standards and culture.
Experience of fast-track projects and project start up with multiple work streams requiring rapid development to a conclusion.
Must have had experience of dealing with a wide range of both internal and external stakeholders.
They must be a strong conflict manager with a firm and assertive approach but take the analytical approach with a "can do" problem solving ability.
Will require strong leadership, influencing and interface management skills and be capable of working with communities with conflicting focuses.