Jacobs Project Manager in Leiston, United Kingdom
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About the Opportunity
Our Nuclear Power Engineering & Technical Solutions (NPETS) business provides engineering and technical solutions across the full nuclear lifecycle up to Decommissioning, evolving our credibility as new reactor technologies come to market - creating the UK’s most compelling Engineering & Technical solutions provider across all reactor types to contribute to the world’s global climate change challenge.
Jacobs are recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to join our NPETS team supporting our key client EDF Energy Nuclear Generation with their nuclear fleet in the UK.
Flexible working arrangements between office and home may be possible, however the role will predominantly be based at the Power Station. Key responsibilities will be:
Project Managers are accountable to the client PPM for successful delivery of all aspects of their assigned projects. The Project Manager sets the project execution strategy in agreement with the client 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. This role has no direct reports.
The role will be based at the EDF Sizewell B Power Station and will require occasional business travel to other UK sites/stations. In this role you will report to the Jacobs Operations Manager but be accountable for project delivery directly to the client.
Everyone working in our team will have a proven track record of working within highly regulated environments with high safety standards and culture.
Strong communication and organisational skills are a must with the ability to develop relationships and maintain effective networks and be results-focused tempered with a team-centred approach.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Degree educated, ideally in engineering or a related subject, with preferred Chartership.
APMP formal project management qualification or equivalent and versed in modern project management techniques within complex, multi-functional organisations; have a thorough understanding and knowledge of engineering, design, procurement, safety case, construction and installation/commissioning management and commercial contracting.
Able to demonstrate an understanding of Safety Cases including how they are developed and implemented, relevant Health and Safety and Environment legislation including CDM and the actions required to achieve compliance
Good understanding of the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled along with relevant experience of commercial, contractual, and financial project drivers.
Demonstrable experience of managing projects throughout the full project lifecycle, ideally across a range of complex multi-discipline projects and environments, and management of an integrated project team including staff, agency and assigned functional support.
Experience of estimating, cost control, planning and commercial awareness including the preparation of business cases and sanction/ funding papers.
Experienced in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, be proficient in the use of estimating, scheduling, programming and risk tools and in the use of Earned Value tools. Analytical approach with high-level problem-solving ability.
Experience of working at Power Stations and Nuclear Licensed Sites is preferred but not essential.
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