Assistant Project Manager

Job Reference: NNL/TP/8344/711
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: 39928
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 28/02/2020
Job Category: Project Management Authority
Business Unit: Project Management Authority
Location: Workington, Cumbria

Job Introduction

The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for the delivery of tasks / sub-projects (which form part of a wider project scope) to the requirements set out in the over-arching project quality plan; to meet safety & security standards & requirements; to time, cost and quality, and to achieve customer satisfaction.

Main Responsibilities

• Proactive engagement in the development of proposals for new work / opportunities (working as part of a management team) for endorsement by investment committee.
• Gathering customer feedback and sharing and implementation of learning from experience (LFE)

• Provision of task related reporting to the Senior / Project Manager as required to provide regular updates on status, risks, opportunities and/or matters for escalation.
• Safe and secure delivery of task / project scope to budget and programme.
• Provision of project financial performance information including projected spends, actuals Vs planned, earned value, and estimate at complete out-turn costs.
• Management of project risks and risk mitigation through liaison with PMA Project Controls function.
• Ensuring adequate Health Safety & Security (HS&S) supervision is in place at all times in all locations where work is being carried out
• Effective control and management of change within the project.
• Provide assistance to Project Managers with regards to capturing of minutes, key actions, updates, and following up on key issues on their behalf and as required.

The Ideal Candidate

• Good understanding of project delivery fundamentals, e.g. APM project management methodologies, etc., and (ideally) experience of implementation in a project delivery situation.
• (Ideal but not essential) Demonstrate experience of successfully delivering tasks / projects of low complexity and risk, and in the value range £0-£100,000, to a defined scopes and/or set of objectives.
• Be actively pursuing further education opportunities, or experience based learning, to improve knowledge and understanding of project delivery processes, procedures and tools, and with a view to working towards Project Manager grade.
• Demonstration of safe track record in delivery and achieve accreditation in NNL IOSH working Safely (Ideal but not essential).

• Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work independently as well as part of an effective team
• Ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
• Part qualified leading to Project Management professional qualification (ie. Diploma APM, IPMA Level D)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills – articulate and diplomatic manner
• Able to work to tight deadlines
• Resilient to coping with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and work under pressure
• Ability to think analytically with some level of commercial / financial awareness.
• Knowledge of (or experienced in the use of) typical IT based project reporting; planning and tracking software packages, e.g. Microsoft Office/Project/Agresso.
• Self-motivated and able to take responsibility

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