• Title
    Assistant Project Manager - Gloucester
    Requisition ID
    2019-40238
    Work Location
    GB-Gloucestershire-Barnwood
    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
     
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    The PMR team within the Wood Nuclear business is looking for a skilled Junior Project Manager to join our team supporting our key client EDF, and Nuclear Reactors at their UK plants, on our long term framework. The GSUK team has an annual turnover in excess of £40M, contributing to the wider Wood Nuclear target. The PMR team is split across multiple locations in the UK; from our home office in Knutsford, the client head office at Barnwood and at various plants around the UK. You will be part of a large client lead team at the Barnwood EDF UK Plant supporting multiple projects within the station project portfolio.

    Junior Project Managers are accountable to the Portfolio Project Manager (PPM) for successful delivery of all aspects of their assigned projects. The Junior 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.

     

    About Wood Nuclear:

    Wood’s 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.

     

    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.

     

     

    • Identifying, implementing and complying with applicable safety, environmental and quality standards, client procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
    • Applying the client 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)

     

    Accountabilities

    To the Line Manager

    • 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 clients 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

    • 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 as delegated via the F3 form including instruction of supply chain partners within agreed limits

     

    Skills / Qualifications

    Minimum 2 years project and/or engineering experience.
    Flexible and willing to undertake a broad range of project
    management tasks.

     

    Work with other technical engineers and scientists to develop the detailed scopes of work for each project and work package and ensure that they seamlessly integrated with each other to deliver the work programme.


    Some experience of managing technical sub-contractors.
    A good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and
    Outlook.


    Security cleared with CTC.

     

    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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