Project Manager

Westlakes Recruit
Closing date
27 Oct 2020

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Role Overview:

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

The Project Manager reports directly to a Delivery Manager (usually a Senior Project Manager) and is responsible for the direction and leadership of activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of a contract(s) or work package(s) assigned to them. Values of projects can range from £2-3M to greater than £100M.

This post has the responsibility to ensure delivery of all (or part of) the engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning activities for the life cycle of the contract or work package in accordance with the overall Project schedule. This post will ensure planning and delivery is in accordance with all safety, quality, time and cost parameters to meet the needs of the Project.
Main 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
•Leads any change process to control necessary changes (should they be required) to the Scope documents (BSTC and Datasheets) to accelerate notification of the required changes to the wider Supplier project teams.
•Write, develop and implement 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.
•Maintain effective communications with all stakeholders and executing 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 & 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 contract or package. Identify risks and facilitate the resolution of all issues raised, develop and update the programme budget, and escalate any issues to the Delivery Manager (Senior Project Manager or Director)
•Potentially find alternative suppliers – with awareness of the need to find industry equivalence for the codes and standards across the supply chain and Standards in the UK and ONR TAG’s - understanding of how they may feature in any HPC safety case, operations and design
•Establishes working relationships with the existing teams, and understands where project information is stored, and / or can be accessed to provide rapid updates to Technical queries that are submitted from suppliers and wider stakeholders.
•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 Senior Project Manager, and Monthly Reports.
•Manage the List of Deliverables (LOD), Master Equipment lists, Master Procurement Plans relating to the scope of work is delivered.
•Prepare monthly reports and apply the principles of KPI’s, Forecasts and Earned Value Management (EVM).
•Apply the principles of Continuous Improvement.
•Ensure that lessons-learnt and knowledge-capture are practiced as business as usual.
•In partnership with the Commercial Teams, ensure that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled.?
Essential:•Degree with path to Chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
•Track record of assisting and or delivering projects within a technically complex and dynamic environment whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental responsibility.
•Demonstrate management of:
oEngineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery,
oFacilitating equivalence in technical standards across industries and or geographies is a major positive but not essential.
oMulti-discipline projects through the project lifecycle;
oProcurement and management of complex contracts,
oManaging Project Controls - costs; risk; schedule and change and proficient in the use of Earned Value tools,
oManagement and or knowledge of executing under standard commercial contracts, and or be-spoke contracts for industry.
•Experience of successfully engaging groups of stakeholders through a gated execution model.
•Understands Safety, and has contributed/organised or been part of previous safety reviews such as HAZOP, FMEA, ALARP, PCSR, CDM etc.
•Able to demonstrate management skills for project management, financial management, change management and facilitation. Proficient and or experience with 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 or FIDIC contracts.
•Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills.
•Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
•knowledge of CDM Regulations.
•Understanding the needs of Quality systems (QA/QC) and how nuclear quality would utilise these.•MS office proficient.
•English fluent – written & verbal.


•Ideally possess background in a large Process Industry (chemicals, Oil, Gas), Rail, or Nuclear Energy sector in a similar regulated environment
•French language – written & verbal.
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