Project Manager job in South East England Date posted: 29/11/2018 Rullion South East England
|Category:||Government and Defence|
|City:||South East England|
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|Salary and Benefits:||Competitive|
| Overall Purpose:
As the project manager, you are accountable for the delivery of substantial projects in an area of great importance to the Authority. Your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on. Project managers may work closely with upper management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as other departments for support. Project managers might work individually to deliver project aspects, or be in charge of a team to get the job done. Many projects will involve a matrix management approach where resources are assigned, and the PM has no Line management influence over manpower resources
The duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to:
Delivery – Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost, Health, safety, environmental and quality constraints.
Project Management – Day to day management of the less complex projects and assist more senior Project managers with more complex projects. Set project controls. Design the project structure appropriate to stage. Select and apply appropriate delivery methodologies.
Budget – Track project delivery and budget control.
Stakeholder Management – Identify key stakeholders and develop effective relationships.
Risks & Issues – Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
Governance – Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making.
Change Management – Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
Guidance & Support – Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
Project Performance & Controls – Build Project Plans and apply appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Where required the production and/or assistance of generating project documentation (e.g. project management plans, project performance plans, weekly progress reports etc.) Track and report delivery against milestones
• 4 Million over next 7 years
Degree in a technical discipline and 2 years in project management (Relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of qualifications).
Knowledgeable and experienced in the project management lifecycle including concept design, detail design, manufacture testing, maintenance and commissioning electro-mechanical equipment.
Significant evidence of qualification / training in project management skills
Experience of quality control processes and procurement procedures
Good people skills with proven management experience
Generic descriptors for all roles in this job family and level (This is standard information, please do not amend)
The first two descriptors relate to an overview of the role for the level within this job family
Job holders at this level plan, coordinate & perform engineering, design, testing and/or analysis work for a complete project of moderate scope or for significant packages of work within a major & diverse project
Job holders will be recognised as an internal expert in a specific field & will provide technical advice & guidance
May act as lead person, providing technical leadership & engineering solutions
May assign, coordinate & review the work of other engineers/apprentices
Typical Representative Duties
Responsible for managing assigned projects & work packages in order to deliver required results within specification, time & cost parameters
Check/signing off work completed by others in their area of specialism to ensure quality & consistency
Coach & supervise more junior colleagues & provide advice to other engineering colleagues in their field of expertise in order to develop overall capability
Within a specific area, set & monitor standards to establish & maintain best practice & quality
Effective management of risk and safety requirements
Identify opportunities for improvements & propose solutions in order to contribute to continuous improvement within UKAEA
Undertake or contribute to design studies on behalf of external customers
Communicate with a range of UKAEA colleagues to ensure a shared understanding of technical issues, work requirements & progress
The generic descriptors below relate to specific skills and attributes of the role for the level within this job family
Negotiates & makes decisions regarding elements of projects
Makes decisions regarding how to resolve issues
Selects tools & methodologies for projects
Approves decisions & actions within the remit of policies & procedures
Seek opportunities for the application of specialist skills & knowledge
Make final recommendations for the development of new engineering methods/techniques
Within established standards & precedents, the jobholder must identify, define & analyse alternative courses of action using analytical, evaluative and/or constructive thinking
Collaborates with others to define the project scope
Ensures projects are completed on time & within budget & all deliverable deadlines are met
Competent in project management. May collaborate externally on projects
May be working on cross-discipline projects Takes projects from innovation through to implementation.
Negotiates budget requirements
Communication & Influencing
Requires the skills & knowledge to understand, influence, drive, & negotiate with internal & external customers, suppliers & colleagues
Requires the ability to explain the implications of work & decisions
Develops & empowers others
Works with both internal colleagues & external partners. Forms & maintains links with external professional networks, universities, suppliers & collaborators as relevant within the scope of the role
May manage a section to ensure appropriate completion of work & development covering the full range of people responsibilities
Identify & propose recruitment and learning solutions
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Typical Technical Expertise, Experience & Skills
Demonstrates several years' experience towards chartered status
Either has or working towards a Master's degree for Chartered Status
May be externally recognized in a narrow field
UKAEA Organisation Knowledge
Understands how to influence project shaping & delivery
These are the typical competencies required at this level but may be tailored to reflect specific job types. Refer to the full competency matrix for examples of behaviours at each level.
Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution to the organisation; committed to the delivery of work; truthful and honest; shows strong commitment to organisational success; strong personal drive for results; overcomes difficulties and doesn't give up
Acts on values even in difficult situations and takes personal responsibility for outcomes. Overcomes obstacles, putting in the extra effort.
The ability to plan for, adapt to and work with a variety of situations, individuals and groups; understanding the need to change approach in order to meet individual, team and organisational objectives; having a positive attitude to change; ability to cope with ambiguity.
Adapts tactics to meet objectives. Helps shape new ways of doing things and contributes positively to the change process.
Communication & Influencing
The ability to communicate effectively and influence people at all levels, both orally and in writing; implies an intention to persuade, convince, influence or impress others in order to gain their support; listens to others concerns and conveys information clearly and proactively.
Calculates impact of actions or words. Helps to develop an environment in which people communicate honestly and openly. Adapts techniques/styles to consider the differing needs of others
Teamwork & Cooperation
Uses interpersonal skills to work co-operatively with colleagues, internal and external partners; works pro-actively across cultures and organisational boundaries; shares information and ideas; encourages diversity of thinking.
Supports colleagues and ensures that their views are heard. Speaks positively of others.
Openness to feedback, using feedback effectively; willing to learn from experience and aware of impact on others; pursues learning opportunities; and modifies behaviour accordingly; shows commitment to learning and development
Expands and uses professional knowledge – helps to create a culture of learning and development.
Innovation & Curiosity
Spots opportunities; simplifies methods; generates creative solutions to work problems; finds new ways to deal with organisational challenges and issues; implements new ideas or approaches; focuses on continuous improvement; solves problems through creative thinking and identifies patterns or connections between situations.
Tries out new approaches whilst managing risks sensibly
Systematic Thinking & Planning
A methodical and analytical approach to problem solving, planning and decision making; breaks down problems systematically in order to fully understand the implications; sets priorities on a rational basis
Sees multiple relationships. Anticipates obstacles and thinks ahead about next steps, recognising the wider implications.
The ability to use commercial information in buying and selling to support decision making; demonstrates a strong financial awareness and focuses efforts on value added activities; appropriately manages client, partner, collaborators and third party expectations; appropriately withholds information/intellectual property that has commercial value: communicates appropriately with third parties involved in commercial activity with the Authority
Manages client, third party and partner expectations and ensures that underlying needs are met. Considers the external environment in order to focus efforts to deliver long term results.
Behavioural Safety Competency
The ability to demonstrate safe working in particular an awareness of risk and how these are managed to prevent or minimise injury or loss, taking action where risks are not properly managed.
Understands what is meant by hazard and risk and how this applies to the workplace and considers working safely as an integral part of the job. Is able to undertake and complete risk assessments.
Management and Leadership Competencies
Supports the delivery The Authority's organisational objectives ,vision, mission & strategies; translates strategies into realistic and workable solutions; ensures that decisions are aligned to the organisational strategy
Ensures that departmental, team and individual objectives are aligned to the organisation's broader strategies and long-term direction
Leading & Developing Others
Leads, inspires and motivates individuals and teams; provides a clear vision, sense of purpose and direction in a way that people understand and buy into; ensures that others understand how to align their efforts to the Authority's objectives; is approachable and supportive; tackles poor performance and encourages people to reach their full potential.
Inspires others to commit to the organisations strategies and objectives. Proactively coaches and develops others.
Management Behavioural Safety Competency
Visibly applying the Authority's Safety, Health and Environment policy, taking responsibility for the management of personnel ensuring their safety in the workplace, ensuring any potential environmental impacts from the Authority's activities associated with their work are minimised in accordance with the environmental policy and procedure.
Actively gives feedback on safety and environment policy and procedure to improve performance. Engages with workforce on management of safety and monitors safety performance. Inspires confidence in their team with respect to efficient safe working.
The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that are reasonable and commensurate with this role that may not be specifically referred to in this document.
Line managers are responsible for deciding upon the content of the job description, but where possible and relevant will take into account the views of the post holder.
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