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Programme Manager

  1. Bristol
  1. Nuclear

Job Title: Programme Manager

If you are building a career as a professional programme manager and demonstrate leadership abilities within an engineering context then we are waiting for you to join our team.

The programme management opportunities we have involve partnering closely with our customers and using your blend of technical and programme management skills to help deliver safe reliable nuclear generation that maximises asset value.

You’ll have exceptional stakeholder, communication, people and business development skills, and thrive working within a highly regulated and commercially pressurised delivery environment.

If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in delivering commercially and technically complex programmes as part of a dynamic and outward looking business, then we’d love you to apply for this role.


The Role

Working within the Nuclear Assets business, you will support our customers by delivering complex engineering programmes, embedded in their team, most likely in Gloucester.

You must be able to appreciate complex technical and commercial issues and work collaboratively with a broad range of client stakeholders of varying levels of seniority; leading project managers and diverse technical specialists who are either local to you or distributed across multiple sites.

We are particularly keen to speak to professional engineers who are now building a career as a programme manager and are outcomes focused.  

Other aspects of the role will include supporting the growth of our consultancy capabilities through building a reputation for excellence, mentoring others, supporting business development and bidding activities.

The Person

You’ll have excellent leadership, communication, listening, stakeholder management and influencing skills. You’ll be able to manage client relationships, engage constructively with multiple stakeholders, and lead project managers and their delivery teams.  Through your work you will also help support and shape the development of future business.

You’ll enjoy turning your hand to new challenges and will be keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our diverse multi-disciplinary teams. You must also be able to successfully deliver the desired outcomes of client programmes and proactively deploy programme management techniques (typically MSP) to achieve this. In addition, you’ll also be able to demonstrate the following:

• Degree qualified in an Engineering discipline.

• Certified MSP Practitioner, or holds an APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) alongside Programme Management experience.

• Experience of leading and directing teams and resources. Able to motivate self and teams, deal with conflict and create a safe and high-quality delivery culture.

• A strong element of client relationship management and people leadership. Excellent communication skills.

• Willingness to work at the client site, and travel within the UK and abroad occasionally, as necessary.

• Willing to work flexibly with occasional out of hours work to accommodate client requirements.

• Desirable but not essential is:

Nuclear industry experience. Applications from candidates from high hazard industries such as Oil and Gas, Aerospace or other highly regulated Health & Safety environments would be welcomed.

About Us :

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’[. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market.  Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

Additional Information:

This is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the UK and Europe. There will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our clients and also for international travel as part of the wider global business.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house, as well as access to external training for all of our staff.

Reward & Benefits:

Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.  Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy. 

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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