Senior Project Manager: PSO
Nr Bridgwater, GB
6d ago

Senior Project Manager PSO, Hinkley Point C site, Permanent, Competitive Salary & Benefits

Closing date : Monday 16th November

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.

Its delivery will be reliant not only on innovative engineering and construction but also on the strongest of Leadership qualities amongst its Senior Project Managers.

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

This post has the responsibility to ensure delivery or part-delivery 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.

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 Hinkley Point C Project is split into programmes or work aligned to either plant islands or disciplined-based scope;
  • which are in turn broken down into further contracts or packages of work in accordance with the Contract and Work Breakdown Structure(s).

    Each programme will be delivered in part by EDF resources and in part through one or more (interrelated) major contracts.

  • This post will manage a major contract or contracts
  • would manage a large, complex contract typically over £100m in capital value,
  • have in the region of 3 to 5 direct reports plus a matrix team of other disciplines forming the project delivery team
  • include interaction with EDF in France and / or with HPC Site Construction Team although will still operate in a matrix management structure.
  • This may involve the management of design (in France and UK), procurement; commercial and construction resources of between 20 and 50 staff,

  • the contract managed by the Senior Project Manager may involve between 200-1000 contractor staff and numerous external stakeholders.
  • The Person

  • Delivery of improvement and business change project within the PMO / PSO to pro-actively support programme delivery.
  • Management of the operational processes within the PMO / PSO to support programme delivery, including business planning, resourcing and project management accountability framework management.
  • 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.
  • The Skills

  • 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.
  • Track record of delivering business change project within a major programme context
  • Demonstrate success in managing / developing :
  • o Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery,

    o Multi-discipline EPCM projects,

    o Business change and continuous improvement project delivery

    o Procurement and management of complex contracts,

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

    o Close out of commercial claims and the associated negotiations.

  • Experience of successfully engaging groups of stakeholders.
  • Experience of leading in challenging project contexts, including ability to communicate influence and facilitate, with Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
  • 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.

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge of French language an advantage, but not essential.
  • Degree in a relevant field, with project management professional recognition.
  • Good knowledge and awareness 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.
  • Competitive Salary & Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.

    Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

    Why EDF?

    WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.

    We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.

    Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.

    At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours.

    Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

    Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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