Senior Project Manager (project director) - nuclear

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Morson Talent
90000.00 - 107000.00 GBP Annual + benefits
20 Nov 2023
18 Dec 2023
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Full Time
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Urenco; trusted, long–term supplier to the nuclear industry, specialising in safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services. As demand in our sector increases, we are creating career opportunities and growth across our teams.

For us, a happy and engaged workforce is vital to our sustainability. Our aim is to recruit and retain talented people who can help us deliver outstanding customer service and achieve long term commercial success.

The role of Senior Project Manager is important to us. Based at our Capenhurst site you ll play a key role as SPM/director level on a large GBP200m+ project, ensuring overall delivery and lifecycle management.

What will your day look like?

To deliver the LTSF project on time, profitably and safely. The position covers the full project lifecycle from conceptual design, through to project delivery stages and closure.

The expected capital expenditure is ca. ??? 250 million.
DIRECT REPORTS On a typical project assignment:
Ranging from 5 to 20 (varying levels from blue collar to MSc, some PhD level educated)
INDIRECT REPORTS On a typical project assignment:
Up to 300 (contractor)
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITY Full accountability to deliver assigned project to budget
OTHER DIMENSIONS This role has multiple stakeholders, internal and external customers, as it is interfacing directly across the Urenco Group Consequentially the ability and availability to travel to and work in several locations is required.


The role forms part of Group Projects which is a Urenco Group Shared Service across all Business Units
The Senior Project Manager provides subject matter expert consulting and advice across Urenco Group s project portfolio.
The Senior Project Manager may be assigned to one major, or a number of smaller, projects of considerable strategic significance to assume a direct delivery role.

Safety Culture
• Actively promote a pro–active safety culture, and be a role model, throughout the project lifecycle and across the Group • Zero fatalities, OSHA, reportable events or Lost Time Incidents
• Workplace safety inspections and field walkdowns
Group Project Delivery Strategy
• Advise, consult, lead and provide feedback in the development and evolvement of the Group s Project Delivery Strategy, aligned to deliver against the Group s objectives and strategy across its capex portfolio
• Fit for purpose/fully compliant project management methodologies and working practices
• Evidence that projects are incorporating industry best practice in all phases
• Across the Group s capex portfolio (performance derived from Portfolio Reporting)
Delivery of Projects to the Business
• Overall responsibility for the delivery of Projects to meet safety, scope, cost, schedule and Business benefits objectives Communicate strategy, objectives and benefits to business unit and group whilst implementing the organisational strategy to achieve maximum business benefit • On time delivery of Projects
• On budget delivery of Projects
• Fit for purpose/fully compliant
• Across the Project lifecycle (performance derived from Project Reporting):
• Develop a high performance team, ensuring flawless integration of all sub–disciplines and functions throughout the project lifecycle
• Foster and enhance owner relationships with subcontractors and vendors • Evidence that projects are using and incorporating specialist knowledge in project execution process
• Evidence that the project teams effectively drives value creation and capture
• Across the Project lifecycle (performance derived from Project Reporting): Urenco s Commercial Position
• Ensure Urenco s commercial position is robustly protected through the application of industry best practice in contracting strategies, supplier selection, procurement, contract negotiation and contract management
• Number/Effect of successful contractor claims against Urenco
• Cost and Schedule effects of Urenco initiated changes
• Across the Project lifecycle (performance derived from Project Reporting)
Good Practice Development
• Leveraging experience from a number of industry sectors and continuously scan the market for best practice, analyzing developments and assessing how they can be exploited by Urenco to further value creation/delivery/capture/protection
• The role will ensure knowledge is retained and transferred inter–Urenco and undertake lessons learned reviews to promote continuous improvement in all project engineering practices • Benchmarking with established and widely accepted industry agencies (eg Independent Project Analysis Inc or others)

What do you need to be great at this role?

• Educated to Degree level a relevant discipline
• MBA or equivalent
• Project Management Qualification / Accreditation such as APM or PMI E
• Min 5 years experience being fully accountable and actively leading EPC projects (or in an owner role) as a Project Manager
• Demonstrable experience being fully accountable for a complex, multi contract, multi–discipline project in the lead EPC role or an owner role
• Demonstrable experience across the entire project lifecycle, from concept development to hand–over
• On–site construction experience
• Min 5 years managing multi–cultural teams
• At least 3 years living and working outside your country of origin
• Demonstrable success in project delivery in multiple industries E

• Ability to analyse project requirements and critical success factors and translate these into bespoke Delivery Strategies
• Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing strategies that successfully deliver project to Business objectives (safety, budget, cost, benefits)
• Experience of and be skilled in managing ambiguity and being confident to take accountability for delivering projects to the Business
• Experience of managing complex contractual relationships including the provision of free–issue materials, technology or IP, able to demonstrate a proven track record in managing suppliers to deliver within this context
• Demonstrable ability in building teams of highly performing professionals, communicating strategy and building a team accountable for the delivery of the project
• Solid knowledge of leading project management techniques
• Skilled in leading project teams to success with minimal supervision
• Technical background in engineering
• Extensive knowledge of the EPC contractor, major EPS and Construction supply markets and will have gained insights into their relative strengths and weaknesses and ability to leverage relationships with key members of supplier s leadership teams to Urenco s advantage
• Proven track record in managing contract delivery, protecting the owner s contractual position at all times and preventing the likelihood of claims
• Conversant in business English
• Conversant in business language specific to role location
• Team Leadership
Ability to align multicultural team members around clear, common goals to successfully achieve project objectives, in roles ranging from oversight or management by influencing to active deliver
• Driving for Results
Continuous drive to achieve and exceed challenging goals, bringing a restless desire to continuously improve
• Focus on Performance
Holding team members and contributors accountable to all standards of performance
• Acting Decisively
Taking action to position Urenco to succeed in the future Willingness to accept personal risk, inherent where action is based on trends and forecasts rather than complete data and information
• Going Beyond the Data
Ability to identify patterns or connections between situations that are not obviously related and identify underlying issues
• Customer Orientation
Focusing effort on discovering and meeting the customer s (project, or business) requirements
• Thirst for Knowledge
Driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to improve subject matter, organisational, and personnel knowledge
• Building a Learning Culture
Supporting and enabling others to develop their capability in line with organisational needs and personal and professional aspirations
• Working Collaboratively
Works co–operatively with others, seeking input from others within the business, as opposed to working separately or in isolation
• Challenger Mentality
Thinks independently to offer alternative views or suggestions based on a robust understanding of the subject matter and the situation or issue

What can you expect of us?

At Urenco we re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

UCP (UTD / Group Projects roles based at Capenhurst are subject to this contract type and benefits)

• Annual leave of 27 days per annum.
• A diverse range of family friendly policies.
• A generous bonus scheme based on achievement of personal and company objectives.
• A defined contribution pension scheme; with up to 16% employer s contribution.
• Flexible benefits package; including life assurance and income protection. In addition . click apply for full job details

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