Project Manager – Operational Readiness

Government
  • UK, South East, Berkshire, Reading
  • Contract, 12 months
  • Full time
  • Negotiable (Within IR35)
This contract with our central government client is for a Project Manager – Operational Readiness for 12 months. The role is located in Reading and will require a minimum of 3 days per week onsite. Responsibilities include: • To deliver Operational Readiness management expertise, guidance and...

Quote ref: 5773/75228

Job description

This contract with our central government client is for a Project Manager – Operational Readiness for 12 months. The role is located in Reading and will require a minimum of 3 days per week onsite.  

 

Responsibilities include:  

• To deliver Operational Readiness management expertise, guidance and direction.  

• To be responsible for functional OR & T planning, delivery, assurance and reporting, and the conduct of OR activity  

• As tasked by the OR Gp Ldr, working in support of infrastructure project delivery and with the User, Capability/Project Sponsor and Project Delivery lead - provide the Operational Readiness (OR) focus.  

• Generate/drive the OR philosophy/approach within projects. Ensure a focus on capability delivery.  

• Develop and own the OR Plan. Ensure operational considerations are incorporated/integrated with all aspects of a comprehensive project execution plan.  

• Ensure comprehensive cross lines of development/activity integration to ensure OR issues on all lines of activity to enable asset operation are identified, owned, addressed, and resolved.  

• From an OR perspective - inform and assure: Concepts; Requirements; Contracts; Design; Acceptance and Handover criteria.  

• Analyse, plan, corral and integrate the multiple lines of activity required to enable the asset to operate, ensuring they are synchronised with asset delivery, installation and commissioning – so that Acceptance, Transition and Operations occur as soon as practicable and enabling optimal operational start-up/ramp up.  

• Assure and report on OR project planning and progress.  

• Manage OR Project interfaces; Risks and Issues; Lessons.  

• Lead, coach and develop the Designate Operations Team.  

• Support broader project management activities (e.g., planning, recruitment, training, manpower mobilization, cost control) through project phases into operations/production.  

• Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.

Requirements

Minimum Requirement:  

• Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels  

• Ability to extract information in a variety of environments.  

• Good at summarizing data  

• Good at eliciting information during  

• Experience project manager / project management and/or operational readiness context  

• Will consider candidates with some skills not available.  

• Actual project management  

• Formal project management  

• Defence project management  

• Candidates will need to integrate several unspecified projects.  

• Someone who can demonstrate FORMAL project management experience.  

 

Essential Skills  

• Extensive experience in formal project management, the delivery of large projects and a strong understand of full project lifecycle.  

• Ability to understand the multiple lines of activity that collectively deliver operational readiness.  

 

They are particularly interested in individuals with :  

• Degree or equivalent in a related discipline. Membership of a relevant professional body. Evidence of project management competence e.g., APM qualifications.  

• Capability Management experience.  

Experience of working in regulated environments. A working knowledge of nuclear site Licence Conditions, and other relevant legislation is desirable

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