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Assistant Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for delivering projects safely and to the agreed level of quality, schedule and cost in a manner that complies with the NNL’s defined delivery framework and full compliance with all NNL policies.

The role will be full time (39hpw) based primarily at Workington Lab but some travel to other NNL sites may be required. Projects will be associated with the delivery of the Science and Technology programme (Clean Energy, Environmental Restoration, Health & Nuclear Medicine and Security & Safeguards). The Assistant Project Manager will require flexibility in their role and will have opportunity to manage a wide variety of projects, in different areas of the NNL business.

Role Responsibility

Main responsibilities of an Assistant Project Manager

  • Delivering projects to meet Time, Cost and Quality requirements.
  • Ensuring adequate health and safety arrangements are in place at all times for all project team members and for sub-contracted work.
  • Overseeing the management of projects throughout the project lifecycle from kick-off through to close-out and ensuring adherence to contract, procedures and use of control documents.
  • Ensuring that staff are suitably qualified, competent and experienced to fulfil their roles, acting as a direct interface with Customers for all project delivery issues.
  • Meeting NNL business objectives whilst striving to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Ensuring issues are promptly highlighted within the management chain to enable quick resolution.
  • Managing Customer deviations from scope, schedule and cost in the best interests of the NNL business whilst maintaining the customer relationship.
  • Arranging for the resource and facilities to be available from within NNL to meet the project programme.
  • Ensure suitable planning arrangements to support commercial bids and subsequent delivery of contracts.
  • Establishing, monitoring and managing risks through Risk Registers for all project work, including the management of Contingency.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for an Assistant Project Manager

  • Relevant experience within an industrial environment, preferably nuclear
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver within a team environment 
  • Proven excellent customer relationship skills
  • Ability to deal with people across a wide range of management levels and technical expertise, including external organisations, plant management and commercial functions
  • Proven record of problem solving and the ability to negotiate solutions to allow safe and efficient operations
  • Proven track record in delivering complex tasks to time, cost and quality
  • Ability to travel between sites/customers (Full Driving License Essential)
  • Ability to achieve BPSS Clearance 

Desirable Criteria for an Assistant Project Manager

  • Ability to utilise project scheduling software for the purposes of controlling and monitoring project works, e.g. MS Project 
  • Demonstrable financial acumen and experience of using financial monitoring & performance tools / processes. 
  • Use of Microsoft Office – Work, Excel, Power-point 
  • SC level security clearance (or the ability to be)
  • Project Management professional qualification (e.g. APMP, Diploma APM, IPMA Level D) or working towards.

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

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