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Project Manager - Program Support Office at Mace Group

Project Manager - Program Support Office

Mace Group Bridgwater, Somerset Full-Time
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The opportunity

Project: Building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes. The £19bn project is due to start generating electricity in 2026 and is currently the largest construction project in Europe.

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, this project will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year over its 60-year lifespan.

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.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering the improvement and business change project within the PMO/PSO to pro-actively support programme delivery.

  • Managing the operational processes within the PMO/PSO to support programme delivery, including business planning, resourcing and project management accountability framework management.

  • Defining 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. Maintaining effective communications with all stakeholders and execute the project or PEP strategies within their contract or package of work.

  • Driving the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business and technical requirements. Monitoring and managing the progress of the programme - track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters.  

  • Anticipating, managing and resolving issues within the contract or package. Identifying risks and facilitate the resolution of all issues raised, develop and update the programme budget, and escalate any issues.

  • Ensuring level 3 schedules are developed and maintained for the contract or package of work. Ensuring such schedules are consistent with overall project schedules (levels 1 and level 2). Escalating any discrepancies to the project controls director.

  • Ensuring the list of deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered.

  • Applying the principles of earned value management (EVM).

  • Reporting EV progress to senior management on a monthly basis. 

  • Reviewing contractor’s applications for payment.

  • Interfacing with other programmes to ensure a high-level view of how the total project is progressing and to identify and adopt the use of the best practice.

  • Ensuring that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled.

About you
You have a degree in a relevant field, with project management professional recognition. You have good knowledge and awareness of CDM regulations. You have the knowledge and/or practitioner of project management with experience of applying either, APM body of knowledge and OGC's Prince 2. You have experience in managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment including NEC and FIDIC contracts.

You are digitally savvy, can build lasting relationships and provide support to strong, motivated teams. You have a 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 and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.


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Job ID: MACE-09587