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About the opportunity:


The multi-billion Hinkley Point C (HPC) project is the cornerstone of the Nuclear New Build market in the UK. The project is circa 40% complete and is now starting the transition from Civils construction into multi-trade delivery, including MEH and Equipment installation.

We have provided significant support to the project dating back to 2010 and have recently agreed a long-term partnership agreement with HPC which runs until the end of the project in another 7 years or so. This provides a great opportunity for us to add further value to the project and also to plan for the future.

Given the complexity and length of the project, it provides a unique opportunity for people to learn about all stages of Nuclear New Build delivery and to really develop and grow as individuals. A number of the existing team have developed from Graduates into Project Manager roles and people development is at the heart of our business and partnership agreement with HPC.

Having direct hands on experience and learning from HPC will also be really important for people wanting to work on the NNB projects of the future both in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

Business Unit Description:

The Nuclear New Build (NNB) team are the Programme Management Partner for the Client at Hinkley Point C.
This dynamic Team provide support to Buildings & Civils:

Project Management & delivery of Building and Civil Work on the main construction site:

  • Conventional Island 
  • Balance of Plant
  • Nuclear Island
  • Specific work packages include: 

  • Earthworks 
  • Main Civil Works 
  • Marine Works 
  • Heat Sink 
  • Project management & co-ordination of multi-disciplinary team to deliver scope
  • Role Overview:

    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 & support to ensure the effective delivery of the Civils Programme of HPC, 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 or work package assigned to them.

    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.

    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 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:

  • In the region of up to 3 direct reports – plus a matrix team of other disciplines forming the project delivery team.
  • Interaction with Client in France and/or with HPC Site Construction Team. The principles of a matrix organisation will still apply. This may involve the management of design (in France or UK), procurement; commercial and construction resources of between 10 and 50 staff.
  • Up to 200 contractor staff and numerous external stakeholders.
  • Direct accountability for contract management with values in the region of £250k to £150M (generally part of a single contract).
  • 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. 
  • Assist in securing the required resources to meet their project requirements, ensuring the maintenance of SQEP (Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel) for any assigned resource and promptly identifying any personnel shortfalls or issues within their project team.
  • 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. The PEP sets out the “why”, “what”, “how”, “when” and “who” for the delivery of the programme.
  • 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 contact 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 (Programme Manager or Director).
  • 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.
  • Review Contractor supplied Level 3- and 16-week rolling Schedules.
  • Ensure the List of Deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered.
  • Apply the principles of Earned Value Management (EVM) and 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.
  • Main Responsibilities:

    This Post has key nuclear safety responsibilities which could have a significant impact on nuclear safety through the activities that they perform. These are detailed in the Nuclear Baseline. 

    The nature of the role is to provide leadership & support to ensure the effective delivery of activities in the programme, while recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider Project. The Project Manager will apply a project management approach to activities relating to design principles and system design which are undertaken by the Architect Engineer, detailed design, manufacturing and construction which are largely delivered through contracts and commissioning managed through integrated contractor and Client teams to ensure all activities are delivered safely, to quality, budget and schedule. 

    The Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of a specific set of activities to time, cost, safety and quality including the day to day management of specific contracts and the Level 3 and Level 4 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 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 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.

    The 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: Based on Client site at HPC Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week 

    Note3: Travel and Subsistence for non-locals would be considered for this role

    Note4: There is no parking available at HPC site. Free buses are supplied from either Bristol City Centre or from the Park & Ride facilities located off the M5 Junction 23 & 24

    Note5: Please provide proposed travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application

    Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.
  • 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 or 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 PWR design and experience in PWR operations.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including Construction (Design & Management) and Health and Safety at Work act.
  • 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.
  • Accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy, results oriented.
  • MS office proficient.
  • English fluent – written & verbal.
  • Desirable:

  • 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. 
  • Key Competencies:


  • The ability to innovate and think laterally in delivering efficient and effective quality systems.
  • Good judgement and decision making
  • Enthusiasm, energy, passion and conviction
  • Integrity

  • Self-confident and assured
  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality
  • Impact

  • Getting results and making things happen
  • Ability to influence with both internal and external audiences as required
  • Involvement

  • Engaging and motivating others.
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