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Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction - and program - management. Our 77,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country's most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That's because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune's 2019 World's Most Admired Companies...

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Business Unit Description:

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:

    1. Earthworks

    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.

    Role Outline/Responsibilities:

    Role Overview:

    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.

    This post has the responsibility to ensure delivery of all (or part 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.

    We are seeking Project Managers & Senior Project Mangers with the relevant discipline experience for the following areas:

    1. Conventional Island

    2. Nuclear Island

    3. Heat Sink

    4. ME&H (Mechanical, Electrical & HVAC)

    5. CRF (Cooling Water Pipes)

  • SPM - experience of managing projects over £300M

  • PM - experience of managing projects up to £300M

  • Please state on CV or Cover Letter which role & area you wish to be reviewed for.


    The Project is split into programmes or work aligned to either plant islands or disciplined based scope; which are in turn broken down into further contracts or packages of work in accordance with the Contract and Work Breakdown Structure(s). Each programme will be delivered in part by resources and in part through one or more (interrelated) major contracts.

  • This post will manage a major contract or contracts

  • Manage a large, complex contract - typically £300M in capital value for SPM level & up to £300M for PM level

  • Have in the region of 3 to 5 direct reports - plus a matrix team of other disciplines forming the project delivery team

  • Include interaction with the client in France and/or with Site Construction Team although will still operate in a matrix management structure. This may involve the management of design (in France or UK), procurement; commercial and construction resources of between 20 and 50 staff,

  • The contract managed by the Project Manager may involve between 200-1000 contractor staff and numerous external stakeholders.

    Main Accountabilities:

  • Define 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. The PEP sets out the "why", "what", "how", "when" and "who" for the delivery of the programme

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

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

  • Anticipate, manage and resolve issues within the contact or package. Identify risks and facilitate the resolution of all issues raised, develop and update the programme budget, and escalate any issues to the Delivery Manager (Programme Manager or Director)

  • Ensure level 3 schedules are developed and maintained for the contract or package of work. Ensure such schedules are consistent with overall Project schedules (levels 1 and level 2). Escalate any discrepancies to the Project Controls Director

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

  • Ensure that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all project team members

    This Post has key nuclear safety responsibilities ("roles") which could have a significant impact on nuclear safety through the activities that they perform. These are detailed in the Nuclear Baseline.

    Nature and Scope:

    The nature of the role is to provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of activities in the programme, while recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider Project.

    The Senior Project Manager will apply a project management approach to activities relating to design principles and system design which are undertaken by the Architect Engineer, detailed design, manufacturing and construction which are largely delivered through contracts and commissioning managed through integrated contractor and the client teams to ensure all activities are delivered safely, to quality, budget and schedule.

    The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of a specific set of activities to time, cost, safety and quality including the day to day management of specific contracts and the L3, L4 schedule (Detailed Control Schedules) which provide detailed weekly and monthly work execution sequences. The Level 3 and 4 schedules are utilised by external organisations responsible for work execution to better define logistic sequencing and internal organisational hand-offs.

    Leadership is crucial as the Senior Project Manager will be required to establish and lead diverse project team members to deliver activities within their programme. Key resources will need to be identified, requested and clear roles and responsibilities will need to be communicated.

    The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for setting up and managing a near term work plan to drive the delivery of work on a week by week basis, setting up and compliance with a budget for their areas of activity; development and operation of a risk log- challenging any increase in costs and developing options to reduce cost, establishing and managing the interfaces between their work scope and the work of the other project managers, setting up and operating the quality plan and the change control for their contracts.


    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 site at HPC near Bridgwater - Mon to Fri - 40hrs per week.

    Note3: Please provide travel plan to HPC to undertake role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application.

    Note4: There is no parking available at HPC site. Free buses are supplied from either Bristol City Centre or from the Park & Ride facility located off the M5 Junction 23.

    Note5: Travel & Subsistence for non-locals would be considered


    1. Safety - Safety is the Number 1 priority; we must therefore always act in a safe, responsible manner. It must underpin everything we do.

    2. Business Acumen

    3. Challenge and Change

    4. Decision Making

    5. Leadership Values

    6. Building Relationships

    7. Leading through Teamwork

    8. Open Communication

    9. Developing Self and Others

    10. Achievement OrientationEssential:

  • Degree and chartered status in an engineering, construction, physics or other related field.

  • Detailed understanding of PWR design and experience in PWR operations.

  • Knowledge and / or practitioner of Project Management with experience of applying either; APM body of knowledge and OGC's Prince 2.

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including Construction (Design & Management) and Health and Safety at Work act.

  • 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.

    o Demonstrate success in managing / developing:

    Engineering design, contract and field execution strategies for project delivery,

    Multi-discipline EPCM projects,

    Procurement and management of complex contracts,

    Control of costs; risk; schedule and change and proficient in the use of Earned Value tools,

    Close out of commercial claims and the associated negotiations.

  • Experience of successfully engaging groups of stakeholders.

  • Able to demonstrate strong management skills including project management, financial management, change management and facilitation. Proficient in the use of estimating scheduling, programming and risk tools.

  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment. Including NEC or FIDIC contracts.

  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills.

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.

  • Can demonstrate experience of managing project through the project lifecycle from concept to handover

  • Understanding the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled.

  • Strong leadership, organisational and project management skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills, including questioning for clarification and establishing of facts, observation and active listening;

  • Proficient user of MS Office

  • Accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy, results oriented

  • Fluent English - written & verbal


  • 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

    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

    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.
  • Job Sector
    Strategy & Consultancy
    Job Position
    Project Management
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