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Project Manager - Civil Engineering

Job Category:  Engineering
Contract Partner Company:  Jobs Service
Employing Company:  EDF/HPC

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Bristol, Permanent, Competitive Salary & Benefits

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero

The Opportunity

Be part of one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK. At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors (European Pressurised Water Reactor-EPR), the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes. 

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, HPC will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions.  

As the first of the UK’s next generation of Nuclear power stations, HPC is both of high profile and high complexity. Its delivery will be reliant not only on innovative engineering and construction but also on the strongest of leadership qualities amongst its Senior Project Managers. The role is to provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of the Civils Programme of HPC, whilst recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider project.

We are currently looking to recruit a Project Manager, who will take a responsibility for the direction and leadership of activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of a contract or work package assigned to them. You will provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of the Civils Programme of HPC, whilst recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider project.

As a Project Manager, you will have to ensure delivery of all (or part of) the engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning activities for the life cycle of the contract or work package in accordance with the overall project schedule. You will ensure planning and delivery is in accordance with all safety, quality, time and cost parameters to meet the needs of the project.

The Role

As a Project Manager your responsibilities will include but won’t be limited to the below;

  • Define the work scope to be delivered within the contract or package of work and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.
  • Assist in securing the required resources to meet their project requirements, ensuring the maintenance of Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons (SQEP) for any assigned resource and promptly identifying any personnel shortfalls or issues within their project team.
  • Develop and implement strategies and plans in line with the overall programme execution plan (PEP), setting out how the programme of work will be managed, organised and executed. 
  • Maintain effective communications with all stakeholders and executing the project or PEP strategies within their contract or package of work.
  • Drive the delivery of the contract or package activities to ensure they are delivered safely, on time, to budget, meeting business & technical requirements. Monitor and manage the progress of the programme - track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget and provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters.
  • Anticipate, manage, and resolve issues within the contract or package. Identify risks and facilitate the resolution of all issues raised, develop, and update the programme budget (PMB), and escalate any issues to the Delivery Manager (Senior Project Manager).
  • Ensure the List of Deliverables (LOD) relating to the scope of work is delivered.
  • Apply the principles of Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • Ensure that lessons-learnt and knowledge-capture are practiced as business as usual.
  • Interface with other programmes to ensure a high-level view of how the total project is progressing and to identify and adopt the use of best practice.
  • Ensure that contract or package contractual requirements are fulfilled.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all project team members.
  • Assess and where required obtain approval to instruct works.

The Skills



  • Experience in managing / supervising major Civil Engineering works is essential.
  • Track record of delivering projects within a technically complex environment within the Nuclear Energy sector or similar regulated environment.
  • Demonstrate success in managing / developing complex Civil projects.
  • Able to demonstrate strong management skills including project management, commercial management, change management and facilitation. 
  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment. 
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
  • Can demonstrate experience of managing project through the project lifecycle from concept to handover.
  • Understand how to apply a graded approach to quality and safety. 



  • Familiar with Marine environment.
  • Previous experience with working on offshore activities. 
  • Knowledge of NEC option C contract conditions.
  • Experience of Dredging works.
  • Preferable shaft installation / offshore piling experience.
  • Degree Qualified in Civil Engineering.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.   

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF?

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. 

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.