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Jacobs Programme Manager in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

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. The role is to provide leadership & support to ensure the effective delivery of the Civils Programme of HPC, whilst recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider Project.

The Programme Manager will report and be accountable to the 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.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Drive the delivery of the Programme activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business and technical requirements. Monitor and manage the progress of the programme, including measurement of performance against schedule and budget.

  • Development and leadership of a high performing integrated delivery team.

  • Establishment of programme management structure and disciplined approach to delivery and governance in line with the project Quality Management System.

  • Working collaboratively with the Area Management and other teams to take ‘best for project’ decisions and contribute towards overall project success.

  • Proactive and strong management of interfaces, including follow-on programmes and Contractors.

  • Securing and retaining the required resources to meet the programme requirements, with a real focus on talent development, succession planning and championing an inclusive and diverse approach.

  • Ensuring that a strong nuclear safety and quality culture is established and maintained as part of programme delivery.

  • 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.

  • Develop and promote a culture of delivery excellence and performance improvement through setting of leading indicators and creating a real focus on root cause analysis and learning lessons.

  • Provide key stakeholders (including executive level stakeholders) with reports on programme performance.

  • Anticipate, manage and resolve issues within the Programme and where required the wider HPC project. Identify risks and opportunities and facilitate the resolution of issues escalated by the delivery teams.

  • Bringing an innovative approach to delivery which improves efficiency of teams and drives real value and benefits to the HPC project.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.

  • Track record of delivering programmes and business solutions within a technically complex and dynamic environment, whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental performance, ideally within the Nuclear sector or similar regulated environment.

  • Successful leadership of teams or business units.

  • Experience of successfully engaging groups of complex and diverse Stakeholders.

  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership skills including project management, financial management, change management and facilitation.

  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects.

  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills.

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, including Construction (Design & Management), Nuclear Installations Act and Health & Safety at Work Act.

  • Understanding the needs of nuclear Quality and how nuclear Quality is assured and controlled.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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