New Build Programme Manager

Posting Date: 02 January 2021

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ

Company: Cavendish-Nuclear

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Job Title: New Build Programme Manager
Location: Bristol
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF33041


Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit a Programme Manage for a unique opportunity to lead on Project Delivery for our New Build Business Unit, supporting activities at Hinckley Point C (HPC)

Job Purpose

Based our of our site in Bristol, the Programme manager will be primarily responsible for the management and growth of Cavendish Nuclear’ s projects for Hinkley Point C outside of the MEH Alliance. 


Responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for our role in the Commissioning Alliance including harnessing expertise across wider Babcock International Group (e.g. QE Carrier Commissioning experience).
  • Responsible for delivery and tender of specific sub contracts e.g. waste handling plants.
  • Responsible for delivery and growth of design support packages to the MEH Alliance.
  • Responsible for delivery and growth to HPC including JDO, EPR Design Centre etc.



The applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional Safety Leadership
  • Experience of significant (>£15m) Programme Delivery within a highly regulated industry; including design, manufacture and site construction and commissioning experience
  • Experience of delivery under NEC contracting arrangements
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in delivery of high value projects within the Nuclear sector including design, manufacture and site construction and commissioning scopes across all aspects of the Nuclear industry lifecycle
  • Demonstrable understanding of Nuclear Quality Assurance and its importance in delivery of projects
  • An understanding of HPC and key stakeholders


  • A bachelor's degree in engineering / project / construction management or a related field;
  • Extensive experience in managing a portfolio of Projects to cater for SPM development
  • Ideally have a Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner qualification
  • APM qualified preferably to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)
  •  IOSH Managing Safely or higher safety qualifications preferred


Key Technical Skills
Proficient (applies the competence independently, primarily on programme in complex situations, supervises others applying the competence , has a detailed knowledge in complex situations and can critically evaluate and adapt as required) in the following APM competencies –

• Conflict Management – the process of identifying and addressing differences that, if unmanaged, would affect the delivery of the programme
• Resource Management – the process of identifying and scheduling the resources (people/facilities/materials etc..) required to implement the programme
• Budgeting and Cost Control – the process for setting agreed budgets for the programme and the control of forecast and actual costs against that budget
• Risk, opportunity and issue management – Risk and opportunity identification techniques and the ongoing management and control techniques throughout the project
• Consolidated Planning – consolidate and document the fundamental components of the programme : scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities/issues, quality and HSE requirements
• Transition Management – manage the integration of the outputs of projects into business as usual, addressing the readiness of users, compatibility of work systems and realisation of benefits
• Governance arrangements (including quality) – the organisational and project specific processes, standards and guidelines for the governance of projects, including the process of initiation, review, handover and close out.
• Stakeholder and Communications management – the systemic identification and analysis of stakeholders , and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and communicate with them
• Reviews – the legal, regulatory and organisational requirements for review, the range of factors that need to be evaluated during reviews, and how these may vary throughout the lifecycle of the project
• Business Case – the ability to prepare, gain approval of, refine and update business cases that justify the initiation and/or continuation of projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks
• Financial Management – ability to define, manage and deliver business cash, revenue and margin requirements

What else do I need to know?

• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


Application Guidance

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.




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