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Senior Project Manager

Job Description

Senior Project Manager
Bridgwater, UK

Job Purpose:
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. Its delivery will be reliant not only on innovative engineering and construction but also on the strongest of Leadership qualities amongst its Senior Project Managers. The role is to provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of the Main Civil Works Programme of HPC, whilst recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider Project.

This post has the responsibility to ensure delivery or part-delivery 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. The Senior Project Manager reports directly to a Delivery Manager (Programme Manager or Programme Director) and is responsible for the direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of a major contract or contracts assigned to them.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the 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. The PEP sets out the "why", "what", "how", "when" and "who" for the delivery of the programme
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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 Controls Director
  • Ensure the List of Deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered.
  • Apply the principles of Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • Report EV progress to Senior Management on a monthly basis.
  • Review Contractor's applications for payment
  • Apply the principles 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

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Track record of delivering 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,
    • 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.
  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
  • Detailed understanding of EPR design and experience.
  • Working knowledge of French language an advantage, but not essential.
  • Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
  • Good knowledge of CDM Regulations.
  • Professional Qualification in Project Management such as APM PPQ or other recognised qualification.
  • Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
  • Can demonstrate experience of managing project through the project lifecycle from concept to handover

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