Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £35,000 - £45,000

Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Project Management & Business Change

Assistant Project Manager

Assistant Project Manager, Bridgwater, Permanent, Salary range from £35,000 to £45,000 plus benefits


A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero. 


Location: Satellite Delivery Centre, Bridgwater, with the opportunity for flexible home/ office working 
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 plus benefits
Employment type: Permanent/Full Time 
Closing date: 22nd May 2022


The Opportunity


Hinkley Point ‘C’ (HPC) is a vital part of the UK’s future energy strategy. As the first of the UK’s next generation of Nuclear power stations, HPC is both of high profile and high complexity. 

We are looking for an Assistant Project Manager to join our Transverse Equipment Programme of the HPC Project and manage a number of technically complex equipment contracts, with a combined value of around £10m. 

You will report directly to the Project Manager and be responsible for the direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of the contract(s) assigned to you.

Regular interaction with EDF France is a key part of this role and international travel to France will be required, giving you an excellent opportunity to meet suppliers from across the world and be part of building one of the largest projects in Europe.


The Role


As an Assistant Project Manager, your main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


•    Leading a team of professionals, providing vision, strategy and direction, adhering to the core values of HPC.
•    Developing procurement, commercial and contract strategy, identifying the optimum solution to minimise risk to HPC.
•    Defining the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.
•    Negotiating contractual terms and conditions, and obtaining budget approval for any new commitments. 
•    Managing 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.
•    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. 
•    Driving the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business & technical requirements. 
•    Monitoring and managing the progress of the programme - track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters.
•    Anticipating, managing and resolving issues within the contact or package. Identifying risks and facilitating the resolution of all issues raised.
•    Ensuring that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled.
•    Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all project team members.
•    Reporting progress on the above to the Project Manager and fulfilling regular reporting requirements.


The Skills


You will be characterised by the following knowledge, qualifications and 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.
•    Demonstratable success in managing / developing:
     o    Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery,
     o    Multi-discipline EPCM projects,
     o    Procurement and management of complex contracts,
     o    Management of a global supply chain,
     o    Control of costs; risk; schedule and change and proficient in the use of Earned Value tools,
     o    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.


Competitive Salary & Benefits


In addition to a salary range from £35,000 to £45,000, we offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn a bonus.  


Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk about flexibility in line with the requirements of this opportunity.



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