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Jacobs Project Office 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 and 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

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 Project Office Manager reports to the Quality Director so is responsible for aggregating complex information form the team and be able to summarise performance and risk at an Executive level. The Project Office Manager is responsible for managing the team to produce management information across the Transverse Programmes and Areas. To perform this the Project Office Manager must set and maintain boundaries between the Quality Department and the wider Delivery Directorate. Key responsibilities will be:

  • Provide leadership to a team of staff and contractors to provide a consistent service to the Department and the Delivery Directorate.

  • Ensure Department finances are well governed and risk and opportunity recorded and managed within the respective Branches of the Department.

  • Ensure the Department reporting solution is developed and maintained integrating single sources of project truth.

  • Provision of ONR engagement services for the Quality Department interactions including Level 4 and Level 3 Reporting and Regulatory Issue tracking.

  • Quarterly reporting against: Business Plan and Group Reporting.

  • Ensuring monthly provision of: Project Review Report (reviewed with the Quality Director, GenCo Data Report and CIP – Company Incentive Performance.

  • Department lead for Communications Management and the Supply Chain.

  • Develop, maintain and continuously improve processes, procedures, templates and guidance in support of efficient execution of the scope.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Experience in project management with extensive experience in large and complex projects.

  • Worked within a regulatory environment, e.g. aerospace, medical or rail.

  • Possess a recognised Project Management qualification and accreditation (e.g.APM / PRINCE2).

  • Experience of interfacing with project teams and with supply chain organisations.

  • Able to be flexible, being prepared to plan and work on own initiative.

  • Proven track record of leading teams to deliver results. 

  • Experience of interaction and resolving issues with a wide range of stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Leadership experience working in a management reporting environment within relevant safety critical industry.

  • Experience of interacting with industry regulators.

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)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role. If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)