Project Manager – Mechanical /Heavy Electrical

Leiston, United Kingdom Countrywide
17 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
UK 0000ZL
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs, within the Nuclear and Defence division, we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we offer capable and committed individuals the opportunity to shape their careers how they wish.

With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.

We bring in-depth understanding and best practice for executing projects for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), US Department of Energy (DOE) and several worldwide utility operators and developers.

We have worked on every UK nuclear licensed site and have continuously supported the UK's Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme since 1984 where we have grown to be the pre-eminent provider of technical services to the MoD and related support clients on nuclear infrastructure.

The Project Manager position is being requested to support works undertaken across a range of projects being delivered by Investment Delivery (ID) at Sizewell B nuclear power station. The station has a diverse projects portfolio covering mechanical, civil, electrical and C&I works. The projects encompass the full spectrum of the Investment Delivery Process from Concept, through Design, to Implementation and Commissioning.


Sizewell B, has 4 x 8.8 MW Essential Diesel Generators (RDG's) that require the generator rotors to be exchanged on a rolling programme. One has been completed and one is in progress with a further two to complete in 2018 & 2019. Material condition works are also required to the EDG roof plant.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Directing & leading all the activities associated with the full lifecycle of the project within the programme.
  • Successful project delivery from concept design to handover & closure stages in accordance with safety, cost, scope, quality & time in line with the overall project schedule, meeting all business & technical requirements.
  • Develop & implement the project execution plan for the delivery of the project.
  • Define the work scope to be delivered & the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.
  • Track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget & provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters.
  • Identify risks & facilitate the resolution of all risks raised.
  • Anticipate, manage, & resolve issue.
  • Fulfil all the contract contractual requirements.
  • Establish & maintain effective working relationships with all project team members, stakeholders & advisory services.

Reports to: Projects Portfolio Manager (PPM)

Department/Team: Investment Delivery (ID)

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

Note2: Travel costs for non-local candidates are not paid.

Note3: May be asked to work unsociable hours during Station Outage and provide Weekend / Bank Holiday cover

Note4: Expected to attend site during normal working hours Monday to Friday.
  • Degree or chartered status, engineering Mechanical/Electrical, with relevant experience.
  • Experience of working on EDF sites and/or knowledge of equivalent environments/processes.
  • Heavy Mechanical/Electrical background with knowledge and experience of EDF Nuclear site requirements, processes and procedures. i.e. H&S, Quality, plus work management/WOC's and PM ID requirements.
  • Requirement to work as part of a combined and integrated ID and station team with a flexible and delivery focussed approach.
  • Experience of managing contracts and or plant testing/commissioning would be beneficial.
  • Excellent planning, organisation & communication skills with the ability to manage multiple workstreams & stakeholders simultaneously.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including capability for budget analysis & forecasting.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness, understands the importance of change and risk management.
  • Experience of successfully engaging groups of stakeholders.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure & work within tight timeframes.
  • Undertake individual working to a high level of attention to detail.
  • Clear decision making ability with the acumen to judge complex situations & assess when to escalate issues.
  • Proficient user of MS Office.
  • CTC or SC level security clearance (must be willing to go through clearance process if no clearance held at time of application, be capable of obtaining a full Security Clearance).

  • APMP or equivalent project management qualification & relevant experience.
  • Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
  • Understanding the needs of Quality & how it is assured & controlled.
  • Good knowledge of CDM Regulations.
  • Good team player, self-motivated & able to work on own initiative.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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