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Assistant Project Manager

Job Description


Assistant Project Manager - Nuclear - Gloucester
This is an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager to work across both nuclear plant life extension and decommissioning projects

Job Mission/Purpose
The Assistant Project Manager will support either Project Manager or Senior Project Manager in managing allocated work from assignment to close out covering all duties related to work delivery as requested by the Project Manager or Senior Project Manager in order to ensure that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner to its conclusion.

The Assistant Project Manager will be set to work and managed on a day to day basis by the Project Manager/Senior Project Manager.
Key Responsibilities:

The Assistant Project Manager role will vary depending on the specific assignment undertaken but would typically involve the activities below:

Identifying, implementing and complying with applicable technical, safety, environmental and quality standards, company procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
Support the Project Manager with day-to-day activities required to deliver work in line with the project plan including safety, quality, schedule and cost objectives.
Facilitate, run and chair project meetings (including regular progress meetings) as required and delegated by the Project Manager.
Prepare and maintain project documentation including Project Definition Document, Quality Plans and other documents as required.
Prepare Enquiry specifications and support the process of contractor selection and contract placement.
Review and, where delegated by the Project Manager, approve project documentation including contractor’s project documentation where applicable.
Carry out financial and technical appraisals of project options. Perform feasibility studies, site surveys and liaison with designers, engineers, safety case specialists and station staff as required.
Manage the delivery of assigned small projects, jobs and tasks ensuring that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner in line with the relevant procedures.
To the Project Manager/Senior Project Manager for:
Delivering allocated roles and tasks in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals and objectives, compliant with appropriate legislation, Project Procedures and within the approved project baseline, scope, cost, schedule and quality requirements.
Early identification of issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the project baseline.
Providing accurate and timely information, data and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance.

To the line manager for:
Managing assigned small projects, jobs and tasks ensuring that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner in line with the relevant procedures.


A degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline with a formal Project Management (APMP preferable) qualification.
Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including Construction Design Management and Health and Safety at Work Act.
Knowledge of budget monitoring, commercial awareness and experience at managing contractors.
Strong understanding of the need for Quality within the project environment and familiarity with the use and structure of Quality Assurance documentation.
Must be well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Suitable relevant project experience within engineering/construction projects, including the application of project management processes within an engineering/safety case led project.
Experience of supervising and setting contractors/sub-contractors to work in their roles, experience in leading a project team and experience of operating within a central corporate support function.