Project Manager (Nuclear)

Cockermouth, Chorley , Manchester - Quay West
Closing date
20 Jan 2021

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Land, Property, Construction
Contract Type
Project Management

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Project Manager (Nuclear)

We have a career opportunity to work on behalf of one of our key nuclear customers as a project manager. The successful individual will, ideally, be based in our Cumbria office (with the possibility of working from our Manchester or Chorley office), with a combination of working from home and occasional visits to the client site, Sellafield. 

Reporting to the Nuclear Projects Associate Director, the successful individual will be required to monitor and control the technical strategy, added value and control progress report project(s) to ensure that all goals, objectives and schedules are delivered. The project manager will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures. Organizing, attending and participating in stakeholder meetings. Undertaking project tasks as required.

Key Requirements:

The candidate must have Nuclear experience, preferably with Sellafield and has or can obtain security clearance to a minimum level of SC.

Work Scope:

As a Project Manager they will be accountable for the management and delivery of a project or multiple projects within our organisation across the full project life cycle. They will be responsible for the successful end-to-end delivery of projects, within the agreed time, cost and quality parameters and ensuring that projects are successfully monitored, documented, tracked and reported, in accordance with our project management framework.

They will be assigned to work on one or more projects at a time across the business. This is an intermediate-level practitioner role and to be successful they will need to be able to adapt quickly to new stakeholders, business domains, and be committed to continually developing your skills as a project management professional.

The role scope will include:

  • Supports the Deputy PMO in the management of the Programme Projects
  • Coordinate preparation of the Integrated Management System elements
  • Performs governance of projects against project management process requirements
  • Support in audit of project controls approach
  • Support to review of project monthly reports
  • Managing the production of the required deliverables
  • Planning and monitoring the project
  • Preparing and maintaining project, stage and exception plans as required
  • Managing project risks, including the development of contingency plans
  • Liaison with programme management (if the project is part of a programme) and related projects to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated
  • Monitoring overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Applying change control and configuration management processes
  • Reporting through agreed lines on project progress through highlight reports and end-stage assessments
  • liaison with appointed project assurance representatives to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project
  • Maintaining an awareness of potential interdependencies with other projects and their impact
  • Identifying and obtaining support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project
  • Managing project administration
  • Conducting a project evaluation review to assess how well the project was managed and preparing any follow-on action recommendations


Manage the delivery of projects outputs:

  • Provide project management (time, cost, quality, control and fit for purpose) services for all projects, ranging from business as usual change to substantive strategic projects.
  • Ensure defined project management methodologies, tools and templates are applied and used.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and key stakeholders. and identify future needs.
  • Manage contracts with external suppliers to the project.
  • Develop project plans, project deliverables and communication documents as defined by PMO.

Identify and manage risks and issues:

  • Identify project issues or risks and manage or escalate where appropriate.
  • Escalate risks and issues as necessary to your manager where appropriate.
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies.

Manage and document your project and progress:

  • Plan and track project timelines and milestones using appropriate project planning tools.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, and requirements document presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Proactively manage any changes in the project scope.
  • Mentor, support and regularly engage with key project stakeholders and your people to build capability across the project.

About WYG

At WYG we develop, design and deliver interdisciplinary projects that support a sustainable future; from technical solutions to complex challenges. Our teams connect across a project lifecycle, creating tailored programmes that address client needs and manage risk.

  • We work alongside clients to develop their strategies and plans providing the services they need to unlock opportunities.
  • We design for outcomes that realise value for clients and make a difference in communities
  • From single projects to large-scale programmes of work we deliver against our client’s objectives and are adept at working in complicated or highly regulated environments

WYG is now part of the Tetra Tech group, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, programme management, construction management, and technical services. As part of the Tetra Tech team – 20,000 people in over 450 global locations – we can achieve more for our clients, through a wider alliance of services and industry expertise across our markets.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer several benefits for employees, including contributory pension, health cover and flexible working options. Pick and choose your perfect blend from advantages including additional holiday and travel insurance. You will also benefit from a tailored package or professional training and development, with support to achieve your career goals.

We are always happy to discuss flexible working, including the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours


WYG is a global project management and technical consultancy with a difference. Our in-house team brings together over 1,600 specialists from a diverse set of disciplines. Our connections reach even further as we bring together a network of over 20,000 partners and associates across the globe.

Together, we provide bespoke solutions, making our clients’ ambitions possible.

Our people are designers, project managers, engineers, surveyors, town planners, environmental specialists and business service professionals. The breadth of our skills and knowledge allows us to provide a unique integrated approach to projects whatever their size, complexity or geography.

What does WYG do?

Our passion is creating and managing strategic assets by engaging with clients in the early stages of a project, and often continuing to advise them throughout its lifecycle.  

Outside the UK, we have also become a leader in international development, exporting our knowledge and networks to undertake ambitious projects that make a positive impact on infrastructure, socio-economic growth and the environment.

Clear vision, strong valuesWYG Vision and Values

At WYG, our vision is: ‘to inspire our clients and our people to create positive change through our imagination and expertise’ which also serves as a direction for our brand as we become thought leaders and industry experts sharing our stories with the world. 

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  • Arndale Court
  • Leeds
  • LS6 2UJ
  • GB
  • 01616967219

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