Senior Project Manager
A Senior Project Manager is responsible for the safe delivery of a portfolio of projects so as to achieve favourable outcomes in respect of customer satisfaction, time, cost and quality.
A Senior Project Manager is accountable for large value projects of significant complexity and risk. A Senior Project Manager confidently manages projects adhering to all JFN processes and procedures, and possesses a thorough understanding of all project management principles.
A Senior Project Manager has line management and mentoring responsibilities of more junior project personnel and may also act as Project Office manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Working with bid teams to scope projects and determine requirements, including exclusions and assumptions.
- Providing cost and delivery estimates and quotations, including margin and cash flow analysis.
- Contributions to tender preparation.
- Preparation of project schedules.
- Evaluating project risks.
- Developing partnering/supplier strategies.
- Pre-tender negotiations with clients and sub-contractors on pricing and contractual details.
- Reading and interpreting project specifications.
- Working with the project teams to plan resource requirements, project milestones and deliverables.
- Preparing project budgets and developing a cost base for the project.
- Preparing key planning documents such as Project Execution Plans, Risk Register, Delivery Schedule etc.
- Generating resourced and costed schedules of work (Microsoft Project or Primavera P6).
- Setting up project files and templates.
- Holding internal and external opening-up meetings.
- Risk assessment and mitigation plans.
- Lead the partnering/supplier strategy and develop contracts for sub-contractors.
- Ensure the availability of SQEP personnel to deliver the contract.
- Overall management, tracking and controlling of the project.
- Controlling project costs.
- Reporting internally on project performance.
- Tracking and reporting internally on the financial performance of the project including spend profiles, budgeted and earned values, forecasted completion costs etc. using the Company’s Business Management System.
- Manage change control throughout the project including Early Warning Notices and Compensation Event Notices.
- Managing the project team.
- Develop a cost base for the project.
- Supply chain management.
- Risk management.
- Ensuring invoices are submitted and monies are received.
- Key customer interface for the project including contractual change control, customer reporting and progress meetings.
- Develop and implement the overall project schedule including resource allocation and critical path analysis.
- Planning/managing contract close-out review meetings.
- Compilation of Lifetime Quality Records.
- Overall responsibility for the EHS&Q of the project including Safety Plans and ensuring subcontractors conform to all EHS&Q requirements in liaison with the EHS&Q department.
- Ensuring compliance with company Quality Policy and procedures.
- Flow-down of quality requirements to external suppliers.
- Preparation of Quality Plans.
- Ensuring Lifetime Quality Records are complete and archived.
Key Skills and Competences:
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience of managing large value projects (£1M - £10M) of significant complexity and risk, preferably within the UK nuclear or other highly regulated industry.
- Track record of project delivery success.
- Experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
- Proven experience in contract change management.
- Risk management experience on complex projects.
- Very good contractual understanding, particularly NEC 3.
- Excellent working knowledge Microsoft Project and/or Primavera P6.
- Commercially focused and financially literate.
- Thorough understanding of general project management concepts and reporting methodologies.
- Proven organisational skills and high attention to detail.
- Competent at leading a project management team.
- Team building, motivational and mentoring skills.
- Clear and precise communicator.
- Excellent written and numerical skills.
- Good general office computer skills.
- Full Membership of APM (MAPM).
- Tertiary engineering/technical qualification such as HNC, degree or equivalent experience.
- UK driving licence.