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Senior Project Manager


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

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Senior Project Manager   
Location:            UK Wide – Agile Working        
Compensation:  Competitive + Car allowance, Bonus, Family PMI    
Role Type:          Permanent & Full Time         
Role ID:              SF49426  

Build the Future

At Babcock we’re creating a safe and secure world, together – and you can play your part. As a Senior Project Manager with Cavendish Nuclear, you’ll demonstrate the strongest direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of the major nuclear contracts assigned. Reporting directly to stakeholders you will need to have the ability to influence people, have a keen eye for detail and ultimately deliver nuclear projects within time, budget and quality constraints. 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 Senior Project Manager will make

As one of our Senior Project Managers, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll be managing the Customer and associated management of the project including identification and monitoring of project risks (threats and opportunities) Planning and implementing response to these and responding to other issues that affect the project, you’ll establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of the project, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. Leading the project, you’ll deliver world class performance by means of employee engagement, continuous improvement and identifying and implementing the latest technology and lead on Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality within the project.


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
•    Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment/sector
•    Ideally some experience in delivering design projects 
•    Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out
•    Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)


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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