Westlakes Recruit are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Manager with a background in the nuclear sector to be engaged on a permanent basis in Whitehaven.  

The Role:

Working within our Nuclear and Power business sector you will lead the delivery of technical design and engineering projects, or work directly for our key clients embedded into their major programmes. You must be able to appreciate complex practical, technical and commercial issues and to work constructively with a broad range of stakeholders; leading project teams that are either local to you or distributed across multiple sites. The opportunities we have are varied in size and nature, and particularly suit an agile project management style, where the work is particularly discovery in nature. 

To help us grow the future of our business we are particularly keen to speak to individuals who are building a career as a professional project manager, who are delivery focused, and enjoy being customer focused. Other aspects of the role will include supporting the growth of our capabilities through building a reputation for excellence, mentoring others, supporting business development and bidding activities.

The Person:

  • You’ll have excellent communication, listening, stakeholder management and influencing skills.
  • You’ll be able to manage client relationships, engage constructively with multiple stakeholders and lead delivery teams. 
  • Through your work you will also help support and shape the development of future business.
  • You’ll enjoy turning your hand to new challenges and will be keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our diverse multi-disciplinary teams.
  • You must also be able to successfully manage the commercial and quality performance of projects and proactively deploy a range of techniques to control delivery, cost, manage risk and change.

In addition to having excellent people and problem-solving skills, you’ll also be able to demonstrate the following:

• Direct and demonstrable experience of successfully managing one or more of the following types of projects to agreed time, cost and quality requirements:
• Consultancy services supplying engineering advice, or
• Engineering design.
• Must be degree qualified in a related engineering discipline.
• Experience of leading and directing teams and resources. Able to motivate self and teams, deal with conflict and create a collaborative team culture to meet client requirements.
• A strong element of client relationship management and people leadership. Excellent communication skills.
• Willingness to travel within the UK and abroad occasionally, as necessary.
• Willing to work flexibly with occasional out of hours work to accommodate project and client requirements.

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Why We’re Different:

Westlakes Recruit are a people solutions business that understands the complexities of nuclear and the importance of our clients’ mission critical objectives.

Smarter, faster, more agile – we have a laser focus on nuclear, with deep sectoral knowledge. We develop nuclear talent pools before you know you need them!  

We do Nuclear. We only do Nuclear. We do all of Nuclear.  

Powering a Diverse Nuclear Future:  

As an equal opportunities business, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.  


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