Senior Project Manager

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    Seascale, Cumbria

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    Project Manager

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    Lorraine Ryan

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    about 1 month ago

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We have an opportunity for a SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER based at Sellafield in Cumbria.

The successful Candidate will provide Senior Project Management representation on complex projects (typically Class 3 and 4 projects) to ensure safe and successful delivery line management of the regional senior Project Management personnel, and responsibility for leading the implementation and integration of PMA organisational functional initiatives and objectives.


Line management and leadership responsibility for local office Senior Project Manager (SPM) resources to ensure that a high quality Project Management services are being delivered regionally.

Provision of direction and leadership to senior regional SPM team on matters relating to PMA operational initiatives, goals and Company performance targets, including responsibility for ensuring adherence to PMA systems and processes, e.g. the project delivery framework.

Provision of senior leadership on complex projects to ensure that they are delivered in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals, and objectives compliant with all relevant Client, Company, EHSSQ, regulatory and legal assurance requirements.

Ensuring optimal performance of local offices (within region) in terms of utilisation and billability of personnel, training and development, and health and welfare of staff, etc. and provision of regular management information reports for senior level periodic PMA reviews.

Ensuring financial performance is managed to achieve maximum revenue and profitability of the project (supported by the Project Controls function)

Regional PMA Senior Lead responsibility for all bid development, including designated authority for approval of delivery proposals, and allocation of resources, prior to works moving in to the delivery phase.


Attendance at periodic PMA senior management meetings covering topics including resource management, portfolio and overall financial performance, continuous improvement opportunities, and operational risk mitigation.

Engagement and management of a competent, effective and integrated Project Team, including management oversight , motivation and monitoring of team performance quality assurance and addressing areas of under-performance.

Establishment of clear and robust communications and meeting strategies to ensure effective communication across the project team and key stakeholders, implementing regular reviews and controls to monitor project progress.

Provision of accurate and timely information and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance, both in terms of work activity and financial performance, including CPI and SPI statistics (via the Project Controls function).

Ensure change control processes and procedures are fully understood by all project delivery staff, and are rigorously enforced as required throughout the project lifecycle.

Ensuring robust risk management protocols are in place to effectively managed and mitigate project risks to secure the project baseline costs and schedules creation and maintenance of risk, RAIDS schedules and the escalation of risks where appropriate (supported by the Project Controls function).

Management of the Client Expectation (CES) and Satisfaction Survey (CSS) process (via the Customer Experience Function) managing feedback acting upon sharing and implementation of learning from experience (LFE).


Project Management professional qualification
(e.g. APMP, Diploma APM, IPMA Level D) or working towards

At least 5 years experience in a Project / Programme Management capacity.

Demonstrable experience of successfully leading and delivering medium to large scale / complex projects, in a Senior Project or Programme Management capacity.

Demonstrable knowledge of project delivery processes life cycle management methodologies, and value adding tools, processes and practices.

Experience of delivering a range of projects in a nuclear environment, ideally including technical, infrastructure, and capital projects, including installations, commissioning and management of safety case and or regulatory requirements.

Experience of delivering projects under different contracting models, e.g. NEC, JCT.

Demonstrable experience of team leadership, mentoring,coaching.

Strong understanding of typical project delivery procedures, tools protocols and systems within a nuclear environment or equivalent regulated industry.


Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Incl. MS Word, Excel, PPoint), and working knowledge of MS Project, EPM, Primavera P6, or other Project Management software packages or tools.

Ability to understand a portfolio of projects, with ability to adapt from strategy to detail.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to engage stakeholders and build strong collaborative relationships

Demonstrable ability in negotiation and meeting client requirements

Acts as a role model to Company values and behaviours

Proven ability to lead and inspire others to achieve goals

Ability to prioritise efforts and activities (of self and teams) based on project and customer expectations and Company project commitments and required outcomes.