Assistant Project Manager - Nuclear New Build

Posted by AtkinsRéalis on 27/03/2024

Full-time Permanent Epsom Hybrid

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About the job


Bring the new vision of nuclear to reality.

Join our organisation, where we have a huge variety of projects on-the-go at any one time. So, when you start this role with us, it could take your career wherever your interests lie. You'll find everyone here is willing to pitch in and help because we all want you to succeed, and we're ready to help you grow.

We're passionate about what we do, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Simply put, this a great place to be. So, when it comes to your life outside of work, our flexible and remote working policies are designed to help you get the most out of life.

There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all in our Nuclear & Power Division. Join us as an Assistant Project Manager, and you'll enjoy working on a huge variety of high-profile builds, with plenty of opportunities to build your career as a well-rounded professional. Let's get your unique skills, work style and background into the mix, and start shaping the future of nuclear construction.

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Your purpose:

As part of our Nuclear New Build business, our Project Delivery Capability team specialises in taking on the most complex engineering projects and opportunities that exist across the board, from technical leadership to project management. With existing relationships with the major stakeholders in the nuclear sector, we offer a hugely stimulating variety of work, within a team which is rapidly developing to support the delivery of new nuclear build. Our projects are on a global scale with opportunities across the UK, Europe and Middle East, across a range of projects in both the Large Civil Nuclear market and the emerging New Nuclear Technologies market.

Due to continued growth supporting our clients in the delivery of the next generation of Nuclear Power, we are seeking Assistant Project Managers to join our team. Working as an Assistant Project Manager, you will be working across our Nuclear New Build business, either leading the delivery of AtkinsRéalis engineering projects or embedded into our clients’ programmes. We are recruiting predominately in the Bristol and Epsom locations where you will join a team with a diverse mix of people from all around the world. Our Bristol office predominately focuses on supporting the Hinkley Point C project, the Small Modular Reactor programme, and the UK EPR design centre, while our Epsom office will focus on supporting the Sizewell C project and our UKAEA client. As we support our clients you will be expected to travel and work from client sites across the UK as the role, project or secondment requires.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the industry as we engineer a cleaner, zero-carbon future for our planet.

What you can bring:

The opportunities we have are varied in size and nature and suit a range of project management styles and backgrounds; but as a consultancy, we are looking for enthusiastic, self-starting individuals who will thrive on being able to adapt and use a combination of best practice project management and exceptional people management skills, to support the delivery of any challenge that is faced. You must be able to appreciate the practical, technical, and commercial issues that affect a project and to work constructively with a broad range of stakeholders and project teams that are either local to you or distributed across multiple sites.

Typically, the role and responsibilities of an AtkinsRéalis Assistant Project Manager will include:

  • Managing work packages under the guidance of a Senior PM, or Programme manager.
  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Establishing reporting and communication requirements.
  • Building on an ongoing track record of delivery against defined margin, schedule and quality requirements.
  • Continuing to receive on the job training but with limited supervision.
  • Reviewing, measuring, and adhering to procedures and standards set externally/internally.
  • Developing knowledge of the commercial aspects of consultancy work.
  • Familiarising with a range of PM tools such as MS Project, Online Stage Gates, Enterprise Advantage, iGate, JDE.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have excellent communication skills and motivated by working within a dynamic and diverse project delivery environment.
  • Enjoy turning their hand to new challenges and will be keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Be able to successfully manage the commercial and quality performance of projects and proactively deploy a range of techniques to control delivery, cost, manage risk and change.
  • Demonstrate involvement and experience of Project Management in a Project environment, to deliver outputs/outcomes to agreed time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Have experience of stakeholder management.
  • Be able to motivate yourself and teams, deal with conflict and create a collaborative team culture to meet client requirements.
  • Be willing to travel within the UK and willing to work flexibly with occasional out of hours work to accommodate project and client requirements.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our nuclear and clean energy teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.

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Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy “Total Reward,” a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below:

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More about us:

AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

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Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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Experience level

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Epsom , Hybrid



NetZero Compliant