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  • Job reference: RMS0192220

Project Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 30/04/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (28/05/18)
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The Role:
The Project Manager reports directly to a Senior Project Manager and is responsible for the direction and leadership of all 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.

Dimensions:

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. The accountabilities of the Project Managers are applied to differing levels of scale and complexity.

This post will manage a portfolio of equipment contracts associated with one of three streams of work. The three streams consist of;
Equipment Programme Pump Contracts (9 contracts)
Equipment Programme Valve Contracts (11 contracts)
Doors, Airlocks and Equipment Hatches (4 Contracts)


Project Managers:
* In the region of 2 to 5 direct reports - plus a matrix team of other disciplines,
* Interaction with EDF in France, the HPC Site Construction Team and/or the Mechanical Erection Contractor, operating in a matrix management structure. This may involve the management of design (in France or UK), procurement; commercial and construction resources of between 10 and 50 staff,
* The contract managed by the Project Manager may involve between 50-199 contractor staff and numerous external stakeholders,
* Direct accountability for contract management with values in the region of £2M to £40m (single contracts), with each work stream delivering circa £70m.


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 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
* 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 post has nuclear safety responsibilities which could have an impact on nuclear safety through the activities that they perform, however this is not a Nuclear Baseline role.



Nature and Scope:
The nature of the role is to provide leadership 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 EdF Energy 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 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 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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Track record of delivering projects within a technically complex and dynamic environment whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental responsibility, ideally but not exclusively, within the Nuclear Energy sector or similar regulated environment.
* Demonstrate success in managing / developing:
o Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery,,
o Multi-discipline EPCM projects,,
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 with working with overseas contractors and 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 tool

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