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Assistant Project Manager


Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF Reading, GB, RG14 5XF Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Assistant Project Manager    
Location:            UK Wide – Agile Working        
Compensation:  Competitive + Benefits    
Role Type:         Permanent & Full Time         
Role ID:             SF48927  

Build the Future

At Babcock we’re creating a safe and secure world, together – and you can play your part. As an Assistant Project Manager with Cavendish Nuclear. The Assistant Project Manager operates in support of Project Managers covering specific project tasks, deputising for the lead Project Manager or sometimes managing non-complex projects under supervision. You’ll be expected to apply the central project management competencies to a sufficient level. Join us and you’ll be part of an international aerospace, defence and security company that’s united by its purpose. Help us achieve a meaningful goal. It all starts with you.

Cavendish Nuclear
As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together. 


The role
The difference our new Assistant Project Manager will make

As one of our Assistant Project Managers, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll deliver key project management functions in support of the overall project delivery, including schedule, financial and risk functions. You’ll support the development of accurate and up-to-date financial and schedule estimates to ensure the project is accurately planned and reported. Be asked to manage the planning, monitor and control of work packages being delivered by other internal and external resources and apply the Business Management System (BMS) appropriately for the project and produce and communicate project-reporting data on Project Controls and Finance systems. Lastly, you’ll undertake aspects of stakeholder management and communications activities are required and support development of stakeholder management plans.


Our highly skilled team tackles major defence, decommissioning, new build and nuclear generation projects and has won over 78% of its latest tenders. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. We’re also bringing the UK closer to Net Zero, through our work with Hinkley C, Sizewell C and X Energy. As Cavendish Nuclear continues to expand, so do the possibilities.


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 


Essential experience
•    Relevant experience in a similar environment/sector
•    Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out – desirable 
•    Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
•    Application of core project management techniques
•    Awareness of Engineering principles and common project challenges

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance
•    Matched contribution pension scheme 
•    Open to flexible working and alternative work patterns 
•    Training and development opportunities 
•    Employee Assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.

Babcock International

 For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance
All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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