Jacobs Assistant Project Manager in Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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About the Opportunity
Nuclear Power Programmes are delivering client critical works to some of our major UK and European Projects. Our embedded teams are delivering support to Hinkley Point C (New build power station in the South West), Sizewell C (located in the South East), helping develop technologies in SMR (Small modular Reactor) capability and working towards building Poland's first Nuclear Power station.
Working in both client facing and internal roles we are delivering major programme and project management capabilities throughout the project lifecycle. We are driving to deliver safe, high quality and to time solutions by thinking innovatively and working collaboratively.
The Assistant Project Manager reports directly to the Project Manager and is responsible for the direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of the contract(s) assigned to them. You will ensure delivery of all (or part 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. Key responsibilities will be:
Develop procurement, commercial and contract strategy, identifying the optimum solution to minimise risk to HPC.
Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.
Negotiate contractual terms and conditions, and obtain budget approval for any new commitments.
Manage approved budget, variations, risk and opportunities across all designated projects;
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)
Drive the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business & technical requirements.
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 to the Project Manager.
Ensure schedules are developed and maintained for the contract or package of work.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex projects, in a regulated environment. Including NEC and/or FIDIC contracts.
Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
Strong numerical and analytical skills.
Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either; APM body of knowledge and OGC's Prince 2.
Can demonstrate experience of managing project through the project lifecycle from concept to handover
Understanding the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled.
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