Principal Project Manager (1YR FTC)

NPL Teddington
Competitive + Benefits
29 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Contract / Freelance
Full Time

Whether you’re talking about length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, amount or the brightness of light, the National Physical Laboratory sets the standards by which these things are all measured. Only our Principal Project Managers get to work on our most strategically-intricate, technically complex, commercially and politically sensitive projects. It’s work that matters on a potentially global scale.   At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too.

As Principle Project Manager within the Transformation team - you will play a highly strategic and visible role, as you work with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the build of our Advanced Quantum Metrology Laboratory (AQML) is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest quality – as well as being strictly compliant to our governance standards. 

The AQML will provide a unique scientific environment, enhancing NPL's reputation as a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.

You will  take the lead in setting the tone for the team and for the project delivery – communicating what’s happening at every step, so that we remain focussed across the entire project lifecycle. From highlighting any risks, to budgeting, forecasting, and issuing reports and invoices in a timely manner, you’re always on top of the detail whilst keeping tabs on the bigger picture.

You’ll also make certain the right resources are available for the project in hand and will strive to integrate any processes and methodologies that will help us improve.

About You

  • Experience of successfully leading new build/refurbishment projects.
  • Strong track record of successfully leading and managing multiple large, high-risk projects for a range of stakeholders
  • Proven team management experience
  • Proficient in utilising and applying a number of project management methodologies
  • APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project
  • Experience of pulling together senior management across a business to deliver success
  • Ability to define the scope, baseline and deliverables of highly complex projects through interactions with senior external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the business
  • A proven track record of successful people management
  • Health and safety awareness

About The Company

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field.This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well being of our employees.Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits(see our careers website for more information).

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.