Delivery Programme Manager

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Plant Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job Title
Delivery Programme Manager

This is more than just a job this is a legacy.
This role, reporting to the Group Head of Project Delivery, will develop, implement and lead succinct work packages for the RR SMR business. This role will work closely with functions, such as Engineering, Supply Chain and Project Management Office in managing the delivery of the work packages. The Delivery Programme Manager will lead the development of the overall approach for the work packages, its overall timescales and the definition, development, and delivery of its major deliverables to meet the objectives of the overall Programme

Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.

Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power. A 90% factory-built solution, drastically reducing project risk, shortening construction times and increasing delivery certainty.

The Rolls-Royce SMR is a world-class global product for a global market - using established nuclear technology developed by a UK-based team building on decades of engineering, manufacturing and nuclear reactor design experience.

About the position
• Managing the development of the overall approach for the work packages, including major timescales, budget and the definition of its major deliverables.
• Ensuring that the vision, mission, and values are upheld and become part of the culture of the business
• Ensuring appropriate governance functions for the programme are maintained in accordance with target operating model.
• Managing the creation and maintenance of the required programme documentation
• Managing and controlling the work package budgets and manage expenditure within agreed spending plans.
• Overall co-ordination and management of delivery team (including external suppliers), monitoring adequate resources available to deliver a flexible, competent, skilled and effective workforce at all times.
• Managing the oversight of work package execution, and tracking their progress compared with the performance measurement baseline.
• Conduct regular work package reviews to support performance monitoring and improvements where required.
• Monitoring and coordinating dependencies across the projects in the programme and resolve conflicts.
• Support with risk and issue identification and mitigation planning at both work package and programme level.
• Developing an appropriate strategy for the development and delivery of the work package work scope.
• Lead strategic programme initiatives / high impact teams to resolve specific programme or organisational challenges
• Liaising closely with the commercial and risk functions to ensure an integrated approach to scope, cost, resource, and schedule control
• Providing overall programme level reporting across the work packages.
• Help to build a culture of project and programme delivery across the organisation.
• Ensure that lessons learnt and knowledge capture are practiced as business as usual to support drive continuous improvement in programme delivery.
• Actively contribute to the development and execution of Programme and Project Management good practice corporately.

• Project Management or Engineering Degree Qualified.
• Member of the Association of Project Management (APM) or similar.

• Significant complex project delivery experience, either in an engineering design environment or large Turnkey construction Projects
• Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills including influencing with experience of leading substantial teams and contracts on major engineering and / or infrastructure programmes
• Ability to manage a multi-functional team in various locations.
• Results focused with the ability to meet commitments and deadlines
• Logical thinking, highly organized with attention to detail, high level of analytical and numerate skills.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But well let you in on a secret: theres no such thing as a perfect candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

Pay and Benefits
A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus.
A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

Travel: the location of work can be either Derby or Warrington.
Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement.
Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.

Who we are
Rolls-Royce SMR’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low-carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping achieve the Government’s target of 24GW of nuclear energy by 2050.

In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.

Our technology is based upon well-established Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) technology, in use all over the world, but Rolls-Royce SMR’s unique approach will see the reactor components built in factory conditions and assembled on site.

Our factory-built model is entirely scalable, as demand increases, we invest in further factories using the same design and management systems used for all our SMRs.

When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit.

Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.

How to apply
Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

However you identify or whatever your path here, please apply if you see a position that interests or excites you. Come join us and help us build a global company where were all proud to belong. Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But well let you in on a secret: theres no such thing as a perfect candidate.

Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.