Project Manager
Birchwood, Warrington,United Kingdom Countrywide,United Kingdom
5d ago


Would you like to work on some of the world’s most exciting projects? Jacob’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

We are involved in some of the most innovative and impressive projects across the globe, such as ITER - the world’s largest fusion experiment.

We have offices in Knutsford and Warrington in Cheshire, as well as in Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria and Reading.

We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised. Our technical excellence and strong customer relationships put us at the forefront of our industry, along with our proven expertise in managing large, complex projects in the UK and overseas.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, colleagues and customers, collaborating to achieve outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

Jacobs is recruiting a Project Manager with experience in the nuclear industry to join our rapidly growing Decommissioning Services business.

This role will be based in our Birchwood office in the North West of the UK but there will be a need for visits to client sites to ensure smooth delivery of projects.

The Decommissioning business provides an exciting mixture of consultancy, engineering and project management support, along with delivery of challenging decommissioning related EPC projects, to major clients in the UK across both the civil nuclear and defence industries, including Dounreay, Sellafield Limited, Urenco and Magnox.

Overseas, we are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects across the globe including project for clients in Central and Eastern Europe and Japan.

We are very proud to have supported these clients for many years, and our partnering arrangements will enable us to sustain and enhance this support in the long-term.

We also deliver a number of projects for other private companies and academia needing decommissioning solutions. As the business grows, We are looking for more Project Management capacity to ensure effective management of tenders, projects and client relationships, and in return we offer the right candidates an opportunity to take ownership for delivery and to provide support to develop their own skills so as to provide a successful outcome for customers. Responsibilities

  • Delivery of single EPC contracts or a small portfolio combined value up to circa £10M.
  • Direct interface with Clients to develop business opportunities; build relationships and communication on project progress and proactively manage change.
  • Delivery projects to the budgeted margins, effective contract change management and communication at every stage.
  • The management of projects safely, to time, quality standards, and to budget.
  • Proactive and adaptable approach suited to the diverse and challenging nature of the business.
  • Prepare and present formal monthly progress reports as part of business governance review.
  • Participating in the development and improvement of Project Management performance within the business.
  • Qualifications

  • Experience of project delivery in similar environments,
  • Experience in managing multiple small projects, multidiscipline projects, small scale EPC.
  • A good understanding of project planning (including scope management, Work Breakdown Structures, estimating and scheduling) and project control (including cost control, risk management and change management) to allow effective interaction with in-house project support teams,
  • Ability to participate in and influence commercial decision making,
  • Ability to understand and communicate effectively on project financial issues, margin, profit appraisals,
  • Ability to effectively form and lead teams and motivate staff,
  • An understanding of the legal, tendering and contract process to support the success of the business,
  • Experience of participating in negotiations with both clients and the supply chain would be advantageous,
  • Experience of manufacture, commissioning and site based implementation activities would be advantageous,
  • Knowledge of the engineering and safety case work within the nuclear industry or related industries would be advantageous,
  • Significant nuclear experience in a similar role or degree qualified in a related discipline,
  • An APM qualification and Japanese Language skills would be advantageous.
  • What do you get? As well as the opportunity to work on projects across the globe, in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Jacobs : For you :

  • A competitive reward package.
  • Work life balance We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations
  • Family friendly benefits maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
  • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60countries you will have access to international career opportunities
  • For your peace of mind :

  • We offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
  • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.
  • For our communities :

  • We give back to our communities through a matched funding community investment programme.
  • Across our global business, our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in.
  • You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.
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