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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  £75,000 - £85,000

London, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager, London, 12 Month Full- time FTC, £75,000 - £85,000

Closing Date: 09th May 2021

The Opportunity


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero. 

As part of our plan to secure a low-carbon energy future, EDF’s Nuclear New Build (NNB) team is developing a programme to build a fleet of safe, reliable nuclear power stations in the UK, focussed on two new nuclear power stations, the first since Sizewell B in 1995. The first station is under construction at Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset, and NNB’s aim is to build a second at Sizewell C (SZC) in Suffolk. The SZC project is currently in the development phase, with UK public policy; financing; commercial and construction arrangements being established. The intention is to begin construction of the project at the end of 2021. 

The HPC Project is one of Europe’s largest construction projects and the first new nuclear build in the UK within private ownership. SZC looks to replicate this. Unlike HPC which is equity funded, SZC will require a new model of funding that brings the overall risk to construct, operate and decommission for investors down to a level that will attract investment at regulated asset rates of return.

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join the SZC project, and manage a team of Project Managers responsible for the end to end delivery of a scope of Systems, Structures and Components, ensuring contracts are delivered safely to quality, on time and within cost.

The Role


Reporting to the Nuclear Island (NI) Programme Director, you will be responsible for the direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of contracts assigned to them. In addition to a team of Project Managers, you will also manage a matrix team of other disciplines forming the project delivery team, namely the SZC supply chain team, the Responsible Designer (RD), the SZC quality team and suppliers. 

You will be accountable for the following:

•    Sufficiently advance the engineering project and secure the supply chain to de-risk the Final Investment Decision (FID), through the maximum possible replication of the HPC detailed design
•    Develop/structure the scope of recruitment, methods/tools, culture and behaviours, etc.
•    Define the work scope to be delivered within the contracts or packages of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the NI programme
•    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
•    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
•    Maintaining effective communications with all stakeholders and execute the project or PEP strategies within their contract or package of work
•    Drive the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business and technical requirements. 
•    Monitor and manage the progress of the programme and provide key stakeholders with reports
•    Identify risks and facilitate the resolution of all issues raised, develop and update the programme budget, and escalate any issues
•    Ensure schedule is developed and maintained on their scope, consistently with the overall Project schedule. Escalate any discrepancies to the Programme Director
•    Ensure the List of Deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered
•    Apply the theories of Earned Value Management (EVM)
•    Report EV progress to Senior Management on a monthly basis
•    Review Contractor’s applications for payment
•    Apply the theories of Continuous Improvement
•    Ensure that lessons-learnt and knowledge-capture are practiced as business as usual
•    Interface with other programmes 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


The Skills


To be successful in the role, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills/ experience:

•    Track record of delivering end to end projects ideally within the nuclear 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
-    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 construction projects, in a regulated environment. Including NEC and FIDIC contracts
•    Detailed understanding of EPR design and experience
•    Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
•    Good knowledge of CDM Regulations
•    Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either; APM body of knowledge and OGC's Prince 2
•    Understanding the needs of nuclear quality and how nuclear quality is assured and controlled.
•    Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills
•    Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks
•    Strong numerical and analytical skills

Competitive Salary & Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 

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

Why EDF?

We are guiding the UK's nuclear renaissance, with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses. 

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. 

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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