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Engineering Project Manager

Westlakes Recruit
65000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Engineering Project Manager
Manchester, Warrington & Derby with Hybrid/Flexible working

We are Rolls-Royce SMR and we're doing something that's never been done before. We're revolutionising an industry. That's a once-in-a-career opportunity for those excited by such a challenge. This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

We are now recruiting for the exciting role of Engineering Project Manager, to be involved in
industry leading, cutting-edge design project for a new type of power station.
Job Purpose
The purpose of the Engineering Project Manager is to oversee and manage engineering projects. This includes, project planning, project execution, monitoring and controlling the project and closing out the project.
Key Results & Achievements

  • Act as a primary Engineering and Programme interface on behalf of the overall Project for the relevant package of work.
  • On-time and on budget project delivery,
  • Development, and regular monitoring and updating of project plans,
  • Planning, monitoring, reporting and of deliverable data,
  • Produce and regularly update financial forecasts,
  • Keeping stakeholders informed of project progress and ensuring they are satisfied with the outcomes,
  • Creating a positive and productive work environment both within the project team and engineering teams,
  • Document lessons learned and apply these in future work,
  • Manage project risks and provide actionable mitigations,
  • Provide regular written and verbal updates of project progress, changes, opportunities, issues, and resolution plans,
  • Identify and implement improvements to the organisations processes and ways of working,
  • Production of projects structures e.g. WBS, and influence ways of working within a complex engineering environment.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.
Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.
Key Selection Criteria
Criteria 1 - Project management

  • Knowledge: The Engineering project managers need to be familiar with project management

methodologies and tools. They should also have a good understanding of risk management, budget management, and change management.

  • Experience: Should also have experience managing projects. This should be demonstrated by previous on-the-job experience. There should be previous experience of setting up and delivering complex engineering projects (multiyear, multi M projects).
  • Skills: A variety of project management skills, such as planning, scheduling, budgeting, risk management, and change management.
  • Technical skills: Knowledge of specific software and tools (training can be provided where gaps exist), including Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, ARM, SAP, excel, Power BI and Power Apps.

Criteria 2 - Technical knowledge:

  • Extensive experience in planning, controlling budgets, risk & opportunities, managing dependencies and driving to schedules, within an engineering, regulatory and / or technical environment.
  • Data analysis to inform decision making and drive performance.
  • Reporting to a wide range of stakeholders, including concurrent sub-contracted work packages.
  • Management of complex delivery models through the full engineering lifecycle: Design, Procurement, Manufacture and Construction.
  • Engineering experience: Have experience working as an engineer within highly regulated industry.

Criteria 3 - Behaviours

  • Leadership: Be a strong leader, able to motivate and inspire the team members to achieve their goals.
  • Communication: Be an excellent communicator. Should be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including engineers, managers, and customers.
  • Organisation: Be highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and keep track of all the details.
  • Problem-solving: Identify and solve problems effectively, be able to come up with creative solutions to unexpected challenges.
  • Adaptability: Be adaptable, able to change course quickly and easily in response to changes in the project or the environment.

Criteria 4 - Industry knowledge Have a good understanding of the following:

  • Nuclear Industry, including competitive landscape, and the latest trends and developments.
  • Small Modular Reactors (SMRs).
  • Nuclear regulatory environment.

Criteria 5 - Other Skills

  • Communication skills: Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Able to communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
    Problem-solving skills: Have strong problem-solving skills. Should be able to identify and solve problems effectively.
  • Organisational skills: Engineering project managers need to be highly organized. They should be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and keep track of all the details.
    Engineering project managers play a vital role in the success of any engineering project. By having the right knowledge, experience, behaviours, and skills, they can help to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the required quality standards.
  • Cross-functional: Understanding of non-core project management roles such as purchasing, commercial, engineering management etc.

Pay and Benefits
We anticipate a paying salary of 65,000 (Negotiable DOE), a performance related bonus of up to 12.5%, an attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contributions. You will also receive a flexible benefits allowance of 2,200, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

We are Rolls-Royce SMR
Rolls-Royce SMR is a rare employer because it blends the world-class brand of Rolls Royce with an exciting start-up that has a hugely challenging mission. We're doing work that contributes to the survival of the planet. Because of our mission, there's a pace and energy that is palpable, and our leaders draw you in with their passion, energy, and determination.
We're one of a handful of employers who can genuinely say we're a strengths-based organisation - our people are here because of what makes them great, and our job is to help them make the best contribution of their careers doing work they love.
The start-up mentality coupled with our strengths-approach to people means there are opportunities to grow in ways and jobs you probably would be barred from doing in more traditional companies.
Each Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470MW of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines and enough to power a million homes. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll out of renewable generation and overcome intermittency issues
Our Culture
At Rolls-Royce SMR, we are committed to ensuring that our teams reflect the communities we serve and that everyone can be themselves at work. We know that diverse teams are more innovative and get better results, and that our people can thrive and be more successful in truly inclusive cultures. Join us and help shape our culture. Find out more about our inclusion pledge.
Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day and help shape our culture.
Our Application Process
Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in additional screening. These are:

  • Obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance
  • Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Satisfactory completion of a basic financial probity check

Your candidate experience is at the utmost importance to us. If you are not yet ready to apply but would like to discuss any of the above or require any reasonable adjustments (e.g. being able to apply in a different format), please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.

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