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PMR Project Manager - Barnwood

Barnwood, UK
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26 Nov 2020

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Description - External
At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed -today and into tomorrow.
Jacobs are recruiting for an experienced Nuclear Project Manager to Join our EDF framework delivery team.

The Critical Mission Solutions line of business supports our key client EDF with regards their nuclear fleet in the UK and has an annual turnover in excess of £40M. This is a key role within our Project Management Resource team which is spread across our UK network. You will be part of a large client lead team at EDF's head office in Barnwood, this role will support multiple projects within their UK wide project portfolio.

Project Managers are accountable to the PPM for successful delivery of all aspects of their assigned projects

The Project Manager sets the project execution strategy in agreement with the PPM and uses a cross-functional project team to deliver the project safely in line with company policies and procedures, achieving established goals and objectives within the agreed baseline. No direct reports

Scope of work
"To support the Graphite programme - delivery of 12 work packs (3 disciplines for each of 4 station pairs) for Brick Modelling, CBNA, Weight Loss. Tasks include - placing contracts, controlling delivery of scope to time and cost, completing PRC papers, undertaking accountabilities and completing PDSRs.

Key Responsibilities:

Identifying, implementing and complying with applicable safety, environmental and quality standards, company procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.

Applying the company project controls standards and developing, maintaining, reporting and trending an accurate project baseline.

Securing, assigning and maintaining a project team containing all the resources required to successfully deliver the project, including specialist support staff.

Leading and coaching the project team members creating a positive team working environment

Identifying and assessing risks and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies.

Managing assigned projects from concept (Gate A) to close out (Gate D) and maintaining effective integrated project execution strategies and plans.

Implementing and maintaining effective communication to the project team and all stakeholders including Station, Regulators and central support functions to ensure full understanding and commitment to the deliverables.

Meeting the specified project functional criteria.

Controlling scope and cost to the agreed project baseline, instigating and managing change control as necessary.

Contract management responsibilities where delegated in the F3 Nomination of Contract Roles form.

Maintain regular involvement of and communications with the Project Sponsor.

Ensuring that any control arrangements identified, as part of the implementation of Licence Conditions, are adhered to during the lifecycle of the project (for new plant this includes specific arrangements under SLC 19, 20 and 21)


To the Line Manager for:

Delivering the project in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals and objectives, compliant with appropriate legislation, Project Procedures and within the approved project baseline, scope, cost, schedule and quality requirements.

Implementing and maintaining a competent, effective and efficient Integrated Delivery Team within the company's HR framework.

Minimising the project risks (threats) and maximising opportunities.

Maximising the project efficiency and effectiveness.

Early identification of issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the project baseline.

Proposing, agreeing, implementing and reporting corrective actions to secure the project baseline.

Providing accurate and timely information, data and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance, making use of earned value management where appropriate.

To the Project Sponsor for:

Maintaining alignment of the project to agreed outputs and success criteria.

Initiating change control with the Project Sponsor should the agreed outputs or success criteria be impacted by any project changes.

Documenting any post-Gate D activities that the Project Manager will complete.

Disseminating relevant learning opportunities via the Operational Experience system and/or the Lessons Learned system as appropriate.


Approvals in principle are as follows:

The assignment of key project personnel.

Project execution strategies and plans.

The commitment of sanctioned project funds within delegated financial powers.

All scope and change control variations within agreed limits.

Contract management tasks via the F3 form including instruction of supply chain partners within agreed limits.


Qualifications - External

Degree educated, ideally in engineering or a related subject.

Chartered or equivalent preferred.

Nuclear experience within a Project Management role

APMP formal project management qualification or equivalent.

Demonstrable Project Engineering experience.

Flexible and willing to undertake a broad range of project management tasks

Previous experience of EDF Investment Delivery procedures desirable.

Experience of working with technical sub-contractors

The Project Manager must be fully versed in modern project management techniques within complex, multi-functional organisations; have a thorough understanding and knowledge of engineering, design, procurement, safety case, construction and installation/commissioning management and commercial contracting. They should also have significant brown-field project management experience.

Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of Safety Cases including how they are developed and implemented, relevant Health and Safety and Environment legislation including CDM and the actions required to achieve compliance along with a proven track record of working within highly regulated environments with high safety standards and culture. They must also have a good understanding of the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled along with relevant experience of commercial, contractual and financial project drivers. Experience of fast-track projects and project start up with multiple work streams requiring rapid development to a conclusion.

Must have excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to develop relationships and maintain effective networks and be results-focussed tempered with a team-centred approach. They must be a strong conflict manager with a firm and assertive approach but take the analytical approach with a "can do" problem solving ability. Will require leadership, influencing and interface management skills and be capable of working with communities with conflicting focuses.

Demonstrable experience of managing projects throughout the full project lifecycle, ideally across a range of complex multi-discipline projects and environments, and management of an integrated project team including staff, agency and assigned functional support. They must be able to demonstrate experience of estimating, cost control, planning and commercial awareness including the preparation of business cases and sanction/ funding papers.

They should be experienced in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, be proficient in the use of estimating, scheduling, programming and risk tools and in the use of Earned Value tools. Analytical approach with high-level problem-solving ability.

Leadership Competencies required

Safety - Safety is EDF's Number 1 priority; we must therefore always act in a safe, responsible manner. Whilst Safety is not a behavioural competence, it must underpin everything we do and the behavioural competency statements within this document should be read with this in mind.

Business Acumen:

Challenge and Change:

Decision Making:

Leadership Values:

Building Relationships:

Leading through Teamwork:

Open Communication:

Developing Self and Others:

Achievement Orientation:

For you:

A competitive reward package.

Work life balance

We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.

Family friendly benefits - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

International opportunities - As a 52,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities.

For your peace of mind:

We offer life assurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and private medical benefit. - To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

For our communities:

We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

Note to applicants:

This advert is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake. A full job description is available on request.

Travel costs for non-local candidates are not paid.

You may be expected to attend client site normal working hours Monday to Friday - 40hrs per week:

Please provide a travel plan to Gloucester to undertake this role including salary expectation and current notice period in your cover Letter with your application

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.
To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.(url removed)

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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