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Assistant Project Manager (Mechanical) at CH2M & Jacobs

Assistant Project Manager (Mechanical)

CH2M & Jacobs Bristol, United Kingdom Countrywide, Bristol Full-Time
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 At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Business Unit Description:

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Jacobs Framework Overview:

The Nuclear New Build (NNB) team are the Programme Management Partner for the Client at Hinkley Point C.

This dynamic Team provide support to Buildings & Civils:

•Project Management & delivery of Building and Civil Work on the main construction site:
1.Conventional Island 
2.Balance of Plant
3.Nuclear Island

•Specific work packages include: 
2.Main Civil Works 
3.Marine Works 
4.Heat Sink 
5.Project management & co-ordination of multi-disciplinary team to deliver scope

Client Overview:

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants.

The first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years; Hinkley Point C in Somerset will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.

Construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create 25,000 employment opportunities, up to 1,000 apprenticeships and 64% of the project’s construction value is predicted to go to UK companies. There are currently over 3,100 workers on site.

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, Hinkley Point C will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two EPR reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year, or 600 million tonnes over its 60-year lifespan.

Hinkley Point ‘C’ (HPC) is a vital part of the UK’s future energy strategy. As the first of the UK’s next generation of Nuclear power stations, HPC is both of high profile and high complexity. The project is delivered through an organisation that comprises multi-disciplinary teams. 

Role Overview:

The Client Programme Team within New Nuclear Build is currently responsible for delivery of a number of contracts and the Assistant Project Manager is likely to work within such a team and will have a diverse role within it supporting delivery of work during all project phases within tasks areas that might include:

1.    Nuclear Construction Excellence support
2.    Health and Safety culture reporting
3.    Quality reporting
4.    Schedule review and progress reporting
5.    Financial assessment and budget reporting
6.    Contract administration support and reporting
7.    Risk and Opportunity management synopsis and reporting
8.    Deliverable development of contract scope
9.    Stakeholder liaison and influencing 
10.  Joint Management Team Membership

The team works closely with other NNB teams, including Commercial, Procurement, Construction.

Project in Scope for this role:

•Pressure & Unclassified Equipment projects
•Discipline required – Mechanical 
•Role is within the, Equipment Team, based in Client office, Bristol City Centre

Main Responsibilities will include:

•Coordination and recording meetings with key project stakeholders (internal & external).
•Supporting, coordination and attending Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and Joint Management Team meetings.   
•Organisation and coordination of Technical Engineering, Cost, Contractor and Scheduling meetings on behalf of the Programme Manager. 
•Actively encouraging and promoting continual development of challenging collaborative working behaviours to maintain efficient and effective delivery relationships between Design, Procurement, Pre-construction Planning and Construction teams.
•Production of all Project documentation required to successfully deliver the Project scope. 
•Developing and implementing management systems, as required, supporting delivery and quality as specified by the Project Controls Department.
•Ensuring that wider NNB arrangements are implemented, as appropriate, within the Programme of works and advising the management team of any necessary actions to ensure this.
•Facilitate internal communications within the Project Delivery Team and the wider HPC Project teams.
•Assist the Project Manager delivering the List of Deliverables (LOD).
•Assist the Project Manager in applying the principles of Earned Value Management (EVM).
•Assist in upholding the principles of Continuous Improvement.
•Interfacing with other teams within Nuclear New Build (NNB), on specific tasks as required, under the direction of the Programme Manager for the team.

Main Accountabilities:

Project Management:

•Lead/support and assist on tasks required to support the Project Manager’s delivery of the project and contract scope for HPC.
•Liaise and interface with the other key teams within NNB on specific tasks which are required to support the principle task of delivery of the project and contract scope for HPC.
•Develop, implement and provide ongoing support towards the use of management systems which will support delivery and quality of the outputs from the Project Controls Department, including planning and document control processes.
•Participate in providing support to the Team with regard to compliance with approved NNB procedures. 
•Participate in developing the relationships with key statutory stakeholders for the HPC project.
Project manages delivery of documents required to secure Project delivery including those required for ONR (Office of Nuclear Regulator) L4 meetings.  This will include the overall Planning Schedule, as well as detailed schedules for associated technical work streams.
•Ensure that a full and auditable archive of project decisions is maintained to document the project evolution and history.
•Support the project management functions of the technical work streams to help ensure they are completed on time and on budget, supporting the management of commercial and technical Work through all phases of the project. 
•Support the development of Joint Management Team and collaborative working to reinforce working behaviours against agreed principles and objectives. 

Financial Management:

•Support the Commercial and Programme Managers in the preparation of necessary budget justifications, internal business papers and other approvals to the NNB HPC Project Board. 
Provide support to some of the Technical Contract Leads in their dealings with suppliers.


•Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

•Note2: Based on Client office, Bristol City Centre, Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week 

•Note3: Travel and Subsistence for non-locals would be considered 

•Note4: Please provide proposed travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application


•Degree or similar qualification in Mechanical engineering, construction or related field.
•Experience gained from delivering a similar role within an engineering project environment.
•Implementation of project management and organisational skills, which has been gained through practical experience and preferably recognised with a qualification.
•Excellent written and oral presentation skills, able to communicate effectively and interact with senior managers.
•Exceptional people management skills, with the ability to build relationships, influence and work collaboratively within complex, internal and external, multidisciplinary groups. 
•Ability to display and communicate a logical thought process, with excellent analytical skills, including capabilities for budget analysis and forecasting.
•Commercial awareness.
•Member of the Association of Project Managers or able to demonstrate an understanding of the APM project management Body of Knowledge principles.
•Knowledge of Nuclear Safety Case and its purpose.
•Ability to cope well under pressure and within tight timeframes.
•Undertake individual working to a high level of attention to detail.
•Knowledge of CDM Regulations.
•Demonstrable experience of managing projects through the project lifecycle from concept to handover.
•Understanding the needs of nuclear Quality and how nuclear Quality is assured and controlled.
•Communication skills – First class communication and presentation skills.
•Results orientation – Understanding the required results and focusing to achieve them.
•Drive and resilience – Determination to succeed in situations and adapt effectively to new situations.
•Planning and organisation – Working in a structured and thoughtful way whilst demonstrating initiative. 
•Teamwork – Working closely with colleagues to achieve a common goal.

•MS office proficient.
•English fluent – written & verbal.


•Previous experience of Pressure & Unclassified Equipment projects
•Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
•Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage.
•Self-motivated & able to work on own initiative. 
•French language – written & verbal. 

Key Competencies:

•The ability to innovate and think laterally in delivering efficient and effective quality systems.
•Good judgement and decision making
•Enthusiasm, energy, passion and conviction

•Self-confident and assured
•Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality

•Getting results and making things happen
•Ability to influence with both internal  and external audiences as required

•Engaging and motivating others.

Additional Requirements:

•Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Security Clearance:

•BPSS level security clearance required


Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Equal Opportunities 

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


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