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Date: 10-Apr-2021

Location: Whitehaven, West Midlands, GB, CA24 3HZ

Company: Babcock

Job Title: Assistant Project Manager 
Location: Westlakes, Cumbria
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
Competitive Salary

About this role:
Here at Cavendish Nuclear during an exciting period of growth we are looking to recruit an experienced Project Engineer / Assistant Project Manager to join our Westlakes Office, Cumbria to support the delivery of a variety of technical projects to our Nuclear Customers.


The incoming Assistant Project Manager operates in support of Project Managers covering specific project tasks, deputising for the Project Manager or sometimes managing non-complex projects under supervision.


The Assistant Project Manager is be expected to apply the central project management competencies to a sufficient level. They are unlikely to have full-delegated accountability for project financial, commercial and resource decision-making but may apply these aspects under varying levels of supervision and/or sub project delegation.


Major Tasks and Activities:
• Deliver key project management functions in support of the overall project delivery, including schedule, financial and risk functions.
• Support the development of accurate and up-to-date financial and schedule estimates to ensure the project is accurately planned and reported
• Manage the planning, monitor and control of work packages being delivered by other internal and external resources.
• Apply the Business Management System (BMS) appropriately for the project and produce and communicate project-reporting data on Project Controls and Finance systems.
• Undertake aspects of stakeholder management and communications activities are required and support development of stakeholder management plans.


Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
Company/Industry Knowledge:
• Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out
• Application of core project management techniques
• Ideally recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
• Ideally awareness of various contracting methodologies (eg FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
• Awareness of Engineering principles and common project challenges

• A bachelor's degree in engineering / project / construction management or a related field (or equivalent demonstrable career experience in a Project Engineering or Project Support role)

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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