• Title
    Programme Manager
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Woods nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    The Nuclear business provides engineering, consultancy, safety case support and project management to our customers’ operations within the nuclear sector as well as into non-nuclear sectors where our capabilities are transferrable. We have long term relationships with several major clients in the civil nuclear industries and opportunities to work across a variety of nuclear projects at all stages of the project life cycle.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.


    Wood is recruiting for a Programme Manager/Director for our Nuclear business to work on a high-profile critical programme of work for one of the business’s key customers.  A new phase of the programme is commencing at the start of April so we are looking to appoint to this role as quickly as possible to enable the successful individual to contribute to the shaping of the arrangements.


    You will be joining an organisation that delivers integrated customer solutions that draw upon the global Wood skills base and our supply chain partners.




    • Overall accountability for the optimised delivery of a 5 year+ programme, meeting schedule, budget and safety requirements.
    • Able to create and lead a high-performance team.
    • Ensuring achievement of the client’s objectives and success criteria.
    • Working in a collaborative partnership with the client and other partners in the overall management and integration of the programme including development, planning, delivery, risk management and opportunity capture.
    • Champion of agile and flexible working, ensuring that the right collaborative behaviours are in place.
    • Accountable to Wood for business and programme performance.
    • Lead in communications and personally oversees all stakeholder management activities for Wood.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Experienced in delivering several million-pound multi-project programmes in an integrated team environment.
    • Experience providing leadership in the management of the various relationships, able to develop a high performing team and create a culture in which innovation and change will flourish.
    • Able to work with, and across, political, technical and organisational boundaries.
    • Building high confidence with wide range of stakeholders – an expert communicator.

    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    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 an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance 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.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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