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Harwell | Flexible Working
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We have an exciting opportunity for Project Managers to join Nuclear Waste Services!

As a Project Manager, you will play an important role throughout the full project lifecycle from project initiation, delivery and close out within a significant waste management programme On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for delivery of your assigned project(s), playing a key role in providing permanent answers for nuclear waste.

The Project Manager (PM) will run delivery of the Project on a day-to-day basis. The PM will manage, develop, and influence a project and team with a strong focus on disciplined delivery.

This role will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of their projects. The role is likely to vary, and the emphasis may change between Project and People management coupled with a strong technical contribution depending on requirements. Line management accountability will vary by project.

The PM will be fully responsible for full lifecycle project ownership and project delivery to meet project objectives to time, cost, quality, and safety.

The PM will be responsible for establishing projects, including gaining agreement on project objectives, planning, and defining scope, gaining required stage gate approvals, procuring required resources, managing project teams, and utilising appropriate governance arrangements.

The PM will drive decision making and proactively manage issues and risks/opportunities, providing timely and effective reporting to ensuring that there are no surprises for key stakeholders. 

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Own and lead projects to ensure delivery to the agreed project objectives, including all people and budgetary requirements.
  • Develop and deliver project plans, schedules, tasks, and resource requirements.
  • Ensure integrated planning across projects and functions in both the near and longer-term.
  • Ensure that effective governance and control is exercised over the Project and accurate reporting is provided.
  • Provide effective leadership and support to assistant project managers and project coordinators. Including management of workload and HR issues/processes
  • Own risk and issue management across projects and wider Programmes.  Ensure risks and issues are managed proactively, effectively and, where appropriate, escalated!
  • Own the management of scope, schedules, assumptions, and dependencies that feed into the GDF Programme to ensure effective configuration and change control.
  • Work with functional leads and other project managers to ensure that sufficient resource (internal and external, including any required external spend) is secured, allocated and prioritised to deliver the required programme.
  • Ensure strategic initiatives and regulatory requirements are integrated and supported by the GDF Programme.
  • Conducting reviews to assess how well delivery was managed and preparing and end-project closeout and lessons learned report and prepare any follow-on action recommendations as required.
Experience Required
  • Experience of leading and delivering (to time and budget) significant multi £m scale, projects in complex, technical environments.
  • Dedicated to working on large design projects good, early-stage projects through design, permissions, engineering feasibility studies and into enabling works stages
  • Experience leading, motivating, and managing multi-disciplinary teams. Driving integration, teamwork and problem solving, whilst holding teams accountable for performance.
  • Comfortable with change with the ability to work with an organisation that is undergoing significant transformation.
  • Able to demonstrate a proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Experience of establishing strong positive relationships with the supply chain, including procurement and contract management.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to to lead through engaging, motivating, coaching, and empowering others.
  • Able to establish and develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to build consensus and set direction in uncertain situations and apply knowledge and techniques to reduce ambiguity.
  • Able to recognise, anticipate and effectively deal with existing or potential conflicts or disconnects at individual, team, or strategic levels.
  • Demonstrably strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation, and at all levels of seniority.
Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

Additional Benefits
Plus company performance and personal bonus
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