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Project Manager - Decommissioning Liabilities

AWE Aldermarston
England, Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Aerospace / Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

We are looking for experienced and adaptable Project Managers to work within the newly developed decommissioning team. This area is integral to the future of our business and our ability to deliver on our mission. This role provides the opportunity for you to gain a wide breadth of knowledge across AWE and work on projects from initial contracts stage, right through to more operational thinking at delivery stage, and working on plant. Your focus will be on guiding the team, as the client, to meet timescales, monitoring project progress, managing with delivery partners, and delivering to cost, quality, and safety.

Location: We are in the Berkshire countryside between Reading and Basingstoke. This role is suitable for hybrid working.

Salary: From £45,110 depending on experience and suitability.

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (including bank holidays, plus every other Friday off).
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, and access to mentors & training.
  • Employee assistance programme and occupational health services.
  • Market leading contributory pension scheme.
  • AWE Life Assurance policy.
  • Discounts & salary sacrifice scheme - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending.
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply).

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Experience working on similar decommissioning projects or within a similarly highly regulated industry would be beneficial, but is not essential.
  • Demonstrable leadership and the ability to build strong focused teams.
  • High energy levels to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Skills to create and update all project documentation, including project management plans and supporting risks, assumptions, actions, issues & dependencies.
  • Experience of project management tools and techniques for budgeting, change management and project goal setting.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload, resources, and deadlines within high pressure complex environments.
  • A proven record to drive project deliverables forward, working cooperatively with teams who have a broad range of skills.
  • The ability to tailor process and procedures to the decommissioning environment, demonstrating simplicity and proportionality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent customer and key stakeholder relationship skills.
  • Knowledge of methods to track project deliverables including implementing key performance indicators and producing project progress reports.
  • Risk techniques to manage project risks and interdependencies with efficient mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Experience to manage projects through a lifecycle and the associated governance, including stage gate approvals.
  • Ability to solve problems and deliver results through creative solutions and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Desire for continuous improvement through evaluation of both successes and failures.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to be hands-on in a fast-paced, growing company.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver assigned projects in accordance with requirements, operational constraints, time, cost, and quality.
  • Lead, coach and develop a team at a local level to deliver team and personal objectives safely and securely to meet our operational plans.
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security, and quality and be a great team player.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects in a Client/Delivery Partner relationship, with focus on Governance (compliance and reporting).
  • Management of project resources (people, money).
  • Lead the planning of the task/project.
  • Manage work as defined in the Work Authorisation Document (WAD).
  • Lead, support, and initiate change against the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB).
  • Lead, initiate and perform risk and opportunity identification and subsequent actions.
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

This job role is suitable for hybrid working, which is an informal, non-contractual and voluntary arrangement, blending a balance of attendance in the workplace (your permanent duty station) and working from home as a personal choice. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post. The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties from a UK location and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time.

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. It can take several months for clearance to come through.


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