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Jacobs Project Manager (all levels) in London, United Kingdom

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About the opportunity:

Job Purpose:

The Client is leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero. They are already Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity and are leading a nuclear renaissance with the construction of Hinkley Point C. The Client are now developing plans to build an identical nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast, known as Sizewell C (SZC).

The successful delivery of Sizewell C will rely on a team of committed, collaborative Project Managers, with great interpersonal skills and the ability to instil the right behaviours in the supply chain partners. The Project Managers are responsible for the end-to-end delivery (engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning) of specific contracts or work packages, ensuring that their scope is delivered safely, to the highest quality standards, on budget and on schedule.

The Senior Project Manager reports directly to a Delivery Manager (Programme Manager or 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.


The SZC Project is split into programmes of work, which are in turn broken down into further contracts or packages of work in accordance with the Contract and Work Breakdown Structures. Each programme will be delivered in part by Client resources and in part through one or more (interrelated) major contracts.

This post will manage a contract or package of work. A Project Manager is likely to be responsible for a project that features:

  • A matrix team of other disciplines forming the project delivery team

  • Interaction with the Client in France and other SZC Project teams in the UK. This may involve the management of design (in France or UK), procurement, commercial and legal resources

  • Numerous internal and external stakeholders

  • Direct accountability for putting in place an EPC contract with value up to £10 million

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme

  • 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), setting out how the programme of work will be managed, organised and executed. The PEP sets out the “why”, “what”, “how”, “when” and “who” for the delivery of the programme

  • Maintaining effective communications with all stakeholders and execute the project or PEP strategies within their contract or package of work

  • Drive the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business and technical requirements. Monitor and manage the progress of the programme - track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters

  • 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.

  • Ensure level 3 schedules are developed and maintained for the contract or package of work. Ensure such schedules are consistent with overall Project schedules (levels 1 and level 2). Escalate any discrepancies to the Project Controls Director

  • Ensure the List of Deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered.

  • Apply the principles of Earned Value Management (EVM).

  • Report EV progress to Senior Management on a monthly basis.

  • Review Contractor’s applications for payment

  • Apply the principles of Continuous Improvement.

  • Ensure that lessons-learnt and knowledge-capture are practiced as business as usual.

  • Interface with other programmes to ensure a high-level view of how the total project is progressing and to identify and adopt the use of best practice

  • Ensure that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all project team members

Nuclear Safety Accountabilities:

This role holds key nuclear safety responsibilities. These are detailed in the Nuclear Baseline.

Nature and Scope:

The Senior Project Manager will apply a project management approach to activities relating to design principles and system design which are undertaken by the Architect Engineer. The incumbent will also apply project management principles to aspects of work that include detailed design, manufacturing and construction - largely delivered through contracts and commissioning managed through integrated contractor and the Client Energy teams.

The Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of a specific set of activities to time, cost, safety and quality. These are likely to include the day to day management of specific contracts and the L3, L4 schedule (Detailed Control Schedules) which provide detailed weekly and monthly work execution sequences. The Level 3 and 4 schedules are utilised by external organisations responsible for work execution to better define logistic sequencing and internal organisational hand-offs.

Leadership is crucial as the Senior Project Manager will be required to establish and lead diverse project team members to deliver activities within their programme. Key resources will need to be identified, requested and clear roles and responsibilities will need to be communicated. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for setting up and managing a near term work plan to drive the delivery of work on a week by week basis, setting up and compliance with a budget for their areas of activity; development and operation of a risk log– challenging any increase in costs and developing options to reduce cost, establishing and managing the interfaces between their work scope and the work of the other project managers, setting up and operating the quality plan and the change control for their contracts.

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

Note2: Travel costs for non-local candidates would be considered.

Note3: Due to Covid restrictions, remote working for first 3 months of 2021 and then from April 2021 based 5 days a week in Client office (London) - Monday to Friday – 40hrs per week.

Note4: Please provide travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:


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

  • Good knowledge of CDM Regulations.

  • 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 nuclear quality and how nuclear quality is assured and controlled.

  • Understand how to apply a graded approach to quality.

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

  • Demonstrate success in managing / developing:

  • Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery

  • Multi-discipline EPCM projects

  • Procurement and management of complex contracts

  • Control of costs; risk; schedule and change and proficient in the use of Earned Value tools

  • Close out of commercial claims and the associated negotiations

  • Experience of successfully engaging groups of stakeholders.

  • Able to demonstrate strong management skills including project management, financial management, change management and facilitation. Proficient in the use of estimating scheduling, programming and risk tools.

  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment. Including NEC and 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.

  • Detailed understanding of EPR design and experience.

  • MS office proficient.

  • English fluent – written & verbal.


  • 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.

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We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

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