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Jacobs Assistant Project Manager in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

The multi-billion Hinkley Point C (HPC) project is the cornerstone of the Nuclear New Build market in the UK. The project is circa 40% complete and is now starting the transition from Civils construction into multi-trade delivery, including MEH and Equipment installation.

We have provided significant support to the project dating back to 2010 and have recently agreed a long-term partnership agreement with HPC which runs until the end of the project in another 7 years or so. This provides a great opportunity for us to add further value to the project and also to plan for the future.

Given the complexity and length of the project, it provides a unique opportunity for people to learn about all stages of Nuclear New Build delivery and to really develop and grow as individuals. A number of the existing team have developed from Graduates into Project Manager roles and people development is at the heart of our business and partnership agreement with HPC.

Having direct hands on experience and learning from HPC will also be really important for people wanting to work on the NNB projects of the future both in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

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. The project is delivered through an organisation that comprises multi-disciplinary teams.

The Client Programme Team within New Nuclear Build is currently responsible for delivery of a number of contracts and the Assistant Project Manager is likely to work within such a team and will have a diverse role within it supporting delivery of work during all project phases

Main Accountabilities:

  • Lead/support and assist on tasks required to support the Project Manager’s delivery of the project and contract scope for HPC.

  • Liaise and interface with the other key teams within NNB on specific tasks which are required to support the principle task of delivery of the project and contract scope for HPC.

  • Develop, implement and provide ongoing support towards the use of management systems which will support delivery and quality of the outputs from the Project Controls Department, including planning and document control processes.

  • Participate in providing support to the Team with regard to compliance with approved NNB procedures. .

  • Project manages delivery of documents required to secure Project delivery including those required for ONR (Office of Nuclear Regulator) L4 meetings. This will include the overall Planning Schedule, as well as detailed schedules for associated technical work streams.

  • Ensure that a full and auditable archive of project decisions is maintained to document the project evolution and history.

  • Support the project management functions of the technical work streams to help ensure they are completed on time and on budget, supporting the management of commercial and technical Work through all phases of the project.

  • Support the development of Joint Management Team and collaborative working to reinforce working behaviours against agreed principles and objectives.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Degree or similar qualification in engineering, construction or related field.

  • Implementation of project management and organisational skills, which has been gained through practical experience and preferably recognised with a qualification.

  • Exceptional people management skills, with the ability to build relationships, influence and work collaboratively within complex, internal and external, multidisciplinary groups.

  • Ability to display and communicate a logical thought process, with excellent analytical skills, including capabilities for budget analysis and forecasting.

  • Member of the Association of Project Managers or able to demonstrate an understanding of the APM project management Body of Knowledge principles.

  • Knowledge of CDM Regulations.

  • Can demonstrate experience of managing projects through the project lifecycle from concept to handover.

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

  • Understand how to apply a graded approach to quality.

  • Communication skills – Strong communication and presentation skills.


  • Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage.

  • Self-motivated & able to work on own initiative.

  • French language – written & verbal.