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Assistant Project Manager – Nuclear

  • Job reference: EN-002600
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Location: Epsom
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Assistant Project Manager – Nuclear
Are you looking for a career in project management within the Nuclear sector? This could be the role for you!

The Role

Atkins’ Energy Nuclear & Power Business delivers a range of services including engineering design from Concept through to Detailed design and Construction, Consultancy and Project Management support for a wide range of clients. 

This is a great opportunity to develop a career in project management: we are looking for an Assistant Project Manager who will be part of an established project management team managing the delivery of Atkins’ technical projects for our clients or directly embedded within our client’s major project organisations. Working with the support of the team you will develop your project management skills across project controls, commercial management and technical delivery, positioning yourself as a future leader within our business.
You will have experience and/or knowledge of the complete project lifecycle. You’ll have direct experience of applying a range of project management principles and skills to deliver successful project outcomes, with specific examples of supporting the management of complex technical challenges, and responsibility for the monitoring and control of quality, time, cost and technical performance of engineering projects. 

 Assisting with delivery of project management and contract management to agreed scope, schedule and budgets.
 Establishing project documentation & schedules and ensuring that there is a common understanding across the team and that the team itself is appropriately resourced.
 Assisting with leading the project team – motivating, guiding and developing the team.
 Communicating, liaising and managing the client on a project by project basis.
 Assisting with actively managing the project – technically and financially, in accordance with corporate and business policies, directives, guidance and procedures.
 Assisting with financial, commercial and risk management from project inception through to completion on projects including implementation of robust change control processes.
 Assisting with defining lines of communication and the responsibilities for co-ordination within the project team.
 Monitoring and reporting performance against schedule, technical quality, financial and other Key Performance Indicators.

The Person

Building and developing relationships is a key part of this role. You will be client focused, and you must be able to appreciate complex practical, regulatory, technical and commercial issues and to work constructively with a broad range of stakeholders. 
You enjoy new challenges and are keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our diverse multi-disciplinary teams.
The role requires the ability 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, you will be assisting in leading project teams that are either local to you, or distributed across multiple sites.

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

You must be mobile and willing to be seconded to work at locations across the UK if required.


 Degree qualified in engineering or similar technical subject.
 Some experience of working in multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
 Excellent interpersonal skills.
 Sound business acumen and understanding of risk and commercial awareness. 
 The ability to make decisions, act on your own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.
 A proactive and flexible working attitude. 
 Demonstrate a responsible attitude towards safety and security.
 Experience working on Nuclear projects, preferably new build design.
 Passion for the Nuclear sector 

The following additional requirements are desirable:

 Chartered Engineer, or in the advanced stages of working towards this. 
 Hold a professional project or programme management related qualification. 
 Delivery of complex technical consultancy projects and services.
 IT skills, with experience of MS Project or P6 software.

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 Nuclear & Power sector in the UK. There will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our Nuclear & Power clients and also for international travel as part of the global Nuclear & Power 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.
 Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy
 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 and well as external training for all of our staff.

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.

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.

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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