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Project Manager

Amec Foster Wheeler

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Wood's nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

Wood Nuclear are recruiting a Project Manager to join our Generation Services team supporting our key Nuclear Generation Services clients on our long-term Frameworks. The position will be based from both our Birchwood Park and Knutsford offices, with time split between the two offices as required.

The role will involve regular travel to Gloucester, and may include ad-hoc travel to other Wood/Client locations.

Key Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will support the Programme Director by ensuring that all the Projects identified as part of the Programme are delivered effectively (safely, to cost, time and quality) and consistently by the project managers within the individual business areas to the client organisation. This role will include oversight of all key project delivery areas such as bidding, project controls (cost control, planning, reporting), technical delivery and resources, as well as liaising with the client on future projects.

The Project Manager will be part of the Wood team responsible for a technically complex programme which supports a much larger, business critical area of work within the client organisation, and as such delivery of each individual project will be challenging both technically and in terms of timescales.

The projects/workstream which make up the Programme are multi-disciplined and range in value and result in a portfolio generating several £M annually.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the management and delivery of all Task Orders within their assigned Programme/framework contracts and will coordinate the activities of a number of existing Project Managers within the Wood organisation, whose activities feed into the Graphite Programme. A key element of the role includes the interface with the client and their corresponding Project Management Teams, Wood staff embedded in the client's offices. In this role you will develop and agree the scope of work to be delivered and provide reach-back support from our Wood offices.

In this role you will be accountable to the Programme Director for successful delivery of all aspects of the Programme through the complete lifecycle. Such accountabilities include but are not limited to:

+ Deputise for the Programme Director in any periods of absence

+ Establishing and executing effective project delivery strategies covering estimating, bid preparation, project management and project controls to ensure successful delivery to time, cost and quality

+ Co-ordination/influence over a wider project management group linked to the Graphite Programme

+ Oversee /Supervise development of proposals and estimates for acceptance both internally and externally

+ Ensuring resource requirements are met by the Wood Technical Teams.

+ Applying Wood project management and project controls practices

+ Identifying and assessment of key risks and opportunities

+ Stakeholder Management

+ Contract/Commercial Management

+ Management of Project Engineering resources

+ Establishment and management of the Graphite Programme Project Management Plan and associated supporting documentation

+ Preparation for, attendance at, and production of minutes for monthly client governance meetings when required

+ Development of initial and updates to budget forecasts to support both Wood and the client

+ Monitoring and control of project performance

+ Identification of changes in the scope of work and ensuring that appropriate change requests are current and reflect the budget forecasts

+ Ensuring that Invoicing cycle is maintained, reviewing work in progress (WIP) levels and aged debt and ensuring that the project teams /task owners comply with policy and remain within set targets

+ Reporting - internally (weekly project progress tracker, monthly project/financial reviews) and externally (monthly project progress and cost reports to the client)


+ Experience of delivering multi-disciplined engineering projects

+ Experience in interfacing with and coordinating activities of multi-disciplinary functional groups

+ Experience in project administration and coordination

+ Exceptional verbal, written, organisational, presentational, computer and communication skills

+ Time management skills including meeting deadlines and multi-tasking

+ Planning, scheduling and chairing meetings to support project needs

+ Assertive ability to co-ordinate and influence the required outcome from those functions and groups. Contributing to the successful delivery of the task

+ Excel spread sheet competence

+ Ability to work with minimum supervision

+ Attention to detail

+ Flexibility to travel to other Wood office locations and to various locations in the UK to attend client meetings


+ Engineering or project management degree APM / Prince 2 practitioner qualification

What do you get?

As well an exciting and influential role on a high-profile programme in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

For you:

+ A competitive reward package

+ Work life balance - We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.

+ Family friendly benefits - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

+ International opportunities - As a 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.

+ For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.

+ To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions

For our communities:

+ We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com?

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2019-61875

Location: GB-Cheshire-Knutsford

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL: http://www.amecfw.com/

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