Senior Project Manager

Job Details

James Fisher Nuclear
Project and programme management
Bamber Bridge, UK
Bachelor's Degree
October 7, 2016


Job Purpose:

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.

Project Close-out

  • 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.