Assistant Project Manager
Job DescriptionThe Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the business construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK.
Assistant Project Manager
PAYE Contract (+ 33 days paid leave).
The Assistant Project Manager reports directly to the Project Manager (or equivalent) and is responsible for the direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of the contract(s) 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.
This role will be within the Equipment Programme. Key fundamentals around the role include:
This post will manage a number of technically complex equipment contracts, typically between 4 to 6 in number, with a combined value of around £10m;
The incumbent would be responsible for leading a Multiple-Disciplinary Team (MDT). Technical, Project Controls, Quality and the Supplier(s)
Regular interaction with EDF in France will be necessary as part of operating in a matrix management structure.
International travel (restrictions permitting), to France (EDF) and to meet with suppliers across the world, would be a requirement.
Lead a team of professionals, providing vision, strategy and direction, adhering at all times to the core values of HPC.
Develop procurement, commercial and contract strategy, identifying the optimum solution to minimise risk to HPC.
Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.
Negotiate contractual terms and conditions, and obtain budget approval for any new commitments.
Manage approved budget, variations, risk and opportunities across all designated projects;
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. This could involve input to internal or external recruitment.
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.
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 Project Manager.
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 Manager.
Interface with other programmes and interfacing projects 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.
Reporting progress on the above to the Project Manager and fulfil regular reporting requirements.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience
Track record of delivering multiple simultaneous 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,
Management of a global supply chain,
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 projects, in a regulated environment. Including NEC and/or FIDIC contracts.
Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
Strong numerical and analytical skills.
Basic understanding of PWR design an advantage.
Working knowledge of French language an advantage.
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.
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.
We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.