Client Side Project Manager (Property)

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UK Atomic Energy Authority

Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority

Client Side Project Manager (Property)

£43,208 to £55,446 per annum | South East | Date posted 12 Nov 2020

We have a great opportunity for a Construction Project Manager to work client side to help us implement a portfolio of important, varied construction projects as we develop out the Culham Science Centre. If you have experience of project managing projects and design teams through from RIBA 0-7, we want to hear from you.

Culham Science Centre currently comprises about 80 buildings. Five years ago, we built the first new building in decades. Another two followed and this year we have 4 completing with another 3 about to start and a pipeline to develop. The team is growing fast. This post will report to the Construction Programme Manager and from there, the Head of Property.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

- Project management, from concept to completion, of construction projects up to circa £25m

- Management of the professional design team, production of briefs, project documentation, budgets, reporting, performance etc.

- Provision of advice on and support on procurement strategy and approvals processes

- Client liaison and stakeholder management

- Application and management of BIM level 2 requirements

- Risk Management: strong awareness of, and the ability to apply, risk management tools and strategies to enable the successful delivery of construction projects and programmes

- Ensuring relevant statutory and environmental approvals are obtained prior to works commencing and that relevant safety management and Culham Site working procedures are observed

At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding, two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in people.

Knowledge, skills and experience

- Educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering or construction discipline

- Good range of technical and engineering skills to deal with the wide variety of building and project types

- Experience of managing the design and implementation of high-profile construction projects. Knowledge of the public sector is desirable

- Project management qualification or a track record including project planning and implementation, financial control, the assessment of contract strategies, contract supervision safety and associated environmental management

- Experienced in the use of the normal range of business and project management software

- A good working knowledge of the Construction Design and Management Regulations with demonstrable experience of site safety management

- Demonstrable experience of managing internal and external stakeholders at different levels

- Membership of relevant technical body e.g. Chartered Institute of Building or Association of Project Managers would be an advantage

- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of the NEC form of contract

- CAD capability and BIM awareness would be valuable

- Familiarity with Culham site and it`s buildings would be helpful

Special requirements:
Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method:

- As part of the selection process, you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or on-site.


- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.


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Job benefits: Benefits package + Pension
Job ref: 3508
Application deadline:
11 Dec 2020