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Senior Project Manager

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Job Introduction

This new post of Senior Project Manager will report in to the Head of Project Delivery and will be responsible for the delivery of a number of Projects delivered on behalf of our Defence clients. This post will work alongside an  existing Senior Project Manager (Defence)

Provide Senior Project Management representation on complex projects (typically Class 3 & 4 projects) to ensure safe and successful delivery; line management of Project Management personnel, and responsibility for leading the implementation / integration of PMA organisational functional initiatives and objectives.  

Role Responsibility

Line management and leadership responsibility for local office Senior Project Manager (SPM) resources to ensure that a high quality Project Management services are being delivered.


Provision  of senior leadership on complex projects to ensure that they are delivered in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals, and objectives compliant with all relevant Client, NNL, EHSS&Q, regulatory and legal assurance requirements.


Ensuring that financial performance is managed to achieve maximum revenue and profitability of the project (supported by the Project Controls function).


Engagement and management of a competent, effective and integrated Project Team, including management oversight , motivation and monitoring of the team’s performance;  quality assurance; and addressing areas of under-performance (as required).


Establishment of clear and robust communications and meeting strategies to ensure effective communication across the project team and key stakeholders; implementing regular reviews and controls to monitor project progress.


Provision of accurate and timely information and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance, both in terms of work activity and financial performance, including CPI & SPI statistics (via the Project Controls function).


Ensuring robust risk management protocols are in place to effectively managed and mitigate project risks to secure the project baseline costs and schedules; creation and maintenance of risk / RAIDS schedules; and the escalation of risks where appropriate (supported by the Project Controls function).

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills/Qualifications

Project Management professional qualification (e.g. APMP, Diploma APM, IPMA Level D) or working towards.

Experience in managing Nuclear Project programs.

Experience in a Nuclear Project Management / delivery role.

Demonstrable track record of successfully leading and delivering small-medium scale / reasonably complex projects / programs. 

Experience of using typical project / program management tools, processes & software. For example Capacity management tools / techniques

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Incl. MS Word, Excel, PPoint & Project / EPM). 

Experience of different contracting models, involving the management of commercial risks.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications

Ability to utilise project scheduling software for the purposes of controlling and monitoring project works, e.g. MS Project, EPM, Primavera P6, etc. 

Demonstrable financial acumen and experience of using financial monitoring & performance tools / processes.

Experience of delivering EPC Projects in a Nuclear environment

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


National Nuclear Laboratory

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