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

The Role:
• You will lead the delivery of technical projects and technical works, managing project teams or working for our clients embedded into their major programmes.
• Through your role as a project manager, you will have the opportunity to lead multidisciplinary technical teams engaged in a range of consulting activities.
• You will have accountability for the complete project life cycle; from developing project proposals through project execution and project completion, to the subsequent identification and growth of future business opportunities.
• You’ll work closely with our clients, consulting with them to develop a full understanding of their project requirements and maintain communication to ensure delivery against expectations.
• 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 local to you or distributed across different locations.

As a project manager you will be responsible for:

o Working closely with our clients to capture project requirements.
o Working with teams to develop plans, bids and solutions to meet those needs.
o Proactively managing all aspects of projects delivery, including forecasting, control, change management, risk management and reporting on project progress.
o Instilling client confidence in project delivery through your professionalism and care.
o Other key aspects of the role include working to secure and develop the resources required to deliver tasks and initiating and managing projects in line with internal Business Management System processes. You will support the development, implementation and sharing of best practice for project management. You will also support our operational management through project financial planning & reporting, resourcing and management of cash flow within projects.

The Person:

• During your early career you will have developed a strong foundation in Engineering.
• You’ll have excellent communication, listening, stakeholder management and influencing skills.
• You’ll be able to manage senior 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.
• Your experience as project manager will be throughout the complete project lifecycle.
• You’ll have direct experience of applying a range of project management principles and skills to deliver successful project outcomes and direct accountability for quality, time, costs/margins and technical performance of engineering projects.
• Our work is diverse and therefore you will be flexible, adaptable, and have a keen interest in working with a multi-disciplinary engineering team.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

• Consultancy services supplying complex engineering advice
• Multi-disciplinary engineering design.
o Must be a Chartered Engineer.
o Hold professional project or programme management qualifications.
o Experience of leading and directing large multi-disciplinary teams and resources. Able to motivate self and teams, deal with conflict and create a collaborative team culture to meet client requirements.
o Strong client relationship management and people leadership.
o Willingness to travel within the UK, and abroad occasionally, as necessary.
o 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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