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Senior Project Manager

  1. Warrington, Whitehaven
  1. Nuclear

If you are an experienced and driven Senior Project Manager with proven leadership abilities we are waiting for you to join our team. You’ll have exceptional senior stakeholder communication and people management skills and thrive on working within a dynamic and diverse project delivery environment.

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

The Role

Working within our Nuclear and Power business sector in Whitehaven you will lead the delivery of Atkins technical projects and programmes or work directly for our clients embedded into their major programmes.

You must be able to understand and manage complex practical, technical and commercial issues.  Able to work constructively with a broad range of stakeholders; leading project teams that are either local to you or distributed across multiple sites as well as manage contractors.

Many of our project are delivered through Frameworks where we have JV Partners and the role we require working collaboratively with our partners and delivering projects through the Framework Agreements.

The opportunities we have are varied in size and nature, and suit a range of project management styles, backgrounds and experience levels.  We are particularly keen to speak to individuals who are looking to build a career as a professional senior project manager and to help us shape the future of our business on more complex opportunities.

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

The Person

You’ll have excellent communication, listening, stakeholder management and influencing skills. You’ll be able to manage client relationships up to Senior level, engage constructively with multiple stakeholders and lead 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 manage the commercial and quality performance of projects and proactively deploy a range of techniques to control delivery, cost, manage risk and change.

In addition to having excellent people and problem-solving skills, you’ll also be able to demonstrate the following:

• Degree qualified in Project Management or in a related Engineering or Science based discipline, and/or hold a professional Project or Programme Management related qualification.

• Direct experience of taking full responsibility for project as a Senior manager, demonstrating accountability for quality, time, cost and technical performance parameters agreed with client.

• Experience of leading and directing local and geographically disparate teams and resources.  Able to motivate self and teams, deal with conflict and create a strong delivery culture.

• Direct and demonstrable experience of applying a range of project management principles and skills to deliver successful project outcomes on a range of decommissioning / engineering / technical projects.

• Demonstrate a responsible attitude towards safety and security.

• Experience in the following areas would be of particular interest:

• Nuclear or Energy sector experience including design, construction and decommissioning (including CDM, IOSH, supplier and contractor management).

• Experience working within the Nuclear Decommissioning industry

• Delivery of complex technical projects and services.

• Preferable to have experience delivering projects to our clients on the Sellafield Site 

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.

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.

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.

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