Senior Project Manager


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Salary starting at £63,435
Working Hours:
39 Hours
Risley, Cheshire
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Business Area:
Project Management Authority
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Job Introduction

Job Description for Senior Project Manager:

NNL is where your project management helps deliver our purpose. As part of our Project Management Authority, you’ll play a critical role in managing projects that deliver nuclear science to benefit society. Your project management skills and attention to detail will enable industry-leading scientists, engineers and analysts to work together to deliver unique projects using cutting edge technology. It’s a challenging role but it’s an opportunity to grow, adapt and develop new skills in a fast-moving area.

This Senior Project Manager position is based at our Risley offices. The role requires extensive project delivery experience ideally of technical or Research and Development focused projects. The successful candidate will be comfortable managing high levels of risk and uncertainty and have strong stakeholder engagement skills to enable effective delivery across multiple capability teams. The role will have direct line management responsibility for up to 8 project management individuals, but wider management of delivery teams. As a Senior Project Manager you will also be contributing to the ongoing development of NNL’s delivery processes to achieve the best value for our customers.

Main Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities for Senior Project Manager:

  • To deliver the project to the customer scope.
  • To maximise revenue and profitability of the project.
  • Co-ordination of proposal development and submission for endorsement.
  • Management of project risks and risk mitigation.
  • Provision of project forecast financial out turn.
  • Gathering customer feedback and sharing and implementation of learning from experience (LFE).
  • Ensuring adequate Health Safety and Security (HS&S) supervision is in place at all times in all locations where work is being carried out.
  • Managing change control within the project.
  • Financial authority as defined by delegated powers.
  • Data evaluation and analysis and action upon the information.
  • Provide line management to direct reports and leadership across the individuals within their reporting structure.
  • Manage the resources effectively to meet the business requirements and working with CWL’s to achieve effective deployment.
  • Work with the PMA senior management to ensure forward resourcing requirements can be met through recruitment or contract supply.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Senior Project Manager:

  • APM PMQ qualified.
  • Demonstratable experience managing successful projects.
  • Ability to obtain BPSS level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment and criminal record checks). 

Desirable Criteria for Senior Project Manager:

  • Experience of R&D programmes.
  • IOSH qualification (Managing Safely ideally).

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

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