Engineering Programme Manager Rolls - Royce SMR

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Project Management Office

Department: Programme Delivery

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Morson Talent are working in partnership with Rolls - Royce SMR (small modular reactor) to recruit a Engineering Programme Manager who will lead on all aspects of programme and project management for a programme of work constituting one or more Work Pack, making up a significant subsection of the Rolls-Royce SMR Engineering Programme scope.

The Company
Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up special purpose vehicle (SPV) business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactor power plants that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally. Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Post
This role, reporting to the Head of Programme - Engineering, will lead on all aspects of programme and project management for a programme of work constituting one or more Work Pack, making up a significant subsection of the Rolls-Royce SMR Engineering Programme scope. This role will be supported by a team of Project Managers and Project Assistants and ensure successful delivery of the Work Pack(s) to time, cost and quality - through the application of engineering understanding and project management experience.

Key Responsibilities

Leading the management, co-ordination and integration of projects within their programme of work.
Providing project management oversight and support to the execution of their programme of work and tracking progress compared with the performance measurement baseline.
Developing and controlling the budget for their programme of work and managing expenditure within agreed spending plans.
Leading the creation and maintenance of the required project documentation for their programme of work.
Leading the development and production of reporting for their programme of work against agreed KPIs, including earned value and variance analysis.
Interpreting performance data to lead the development and implementation of measures to improve delivery performance in their programme of work.
Managing and co-ordinating dependencies within and external to their programme of work and resolving conflicts.
Liaising with the Supply Chain and Safety and Regulatory Affairs functions to co-ordinate dependencies with their programme of work and resolving conflicts.
Leading on the appropriate management of risk within their programme of work.
Leading on the implementation of change management within their programme of work.
Ensuring compliance with project management processes and procedures as described by the Business Management System.
Responsible for line management of a team of Project Managers and Project Assistants, including but not limited to recruitment, budget and headcount management, performance management, development, and resource allocation.
Assisting the Head of Programme in developing of the overall approach for programme management within the engineering function.
Actively contribute to the development and execution of project management good practice within the business.
Ensuring that the vision, mission, and values of the company are upheld and become part of the culture of the business.

Core Competencies

Understands the appropriate level of Risk in the Company.
Has a grasp of any implications of Public Relations.
Understands and applies appropriate Corporate Governance to decision making.
Understands appropriate Commercial and Corporate law decision making.
Understands Safety & UK Regulatory Affairs
Nuclear Context
Schedule Management
Project Resource Management
Project Budgeting and Cost Control
Project Consolidated Planning
Project Financial Management
Project Change Control
Project Capability Development
Project lifecycle management
Project performance monitoring
Project reporting
Displays Accountable “above the line” behaviours at all times
Role Models the Values and Beliefs of the Company
Ensures that ethical decisions are made
Is a role model in the Company’s attainment of ED&I Charter and Policy Standards
Consistently contribute and nurture good teamworking throughout the organisation
Self-driven and motivated and seeks to motivate others
Understands the principle of “right first time” – particular in relation to Quality Assurance
Encourages the practices of Knowledge and Document Management
Commercially Astute
Financially Astute
Digitally and technically knowledgeable and able to provide leadership and direction

Qualifications & Experience

Degree qualified in an engineering discipline
Extensive Project Management experience in planning, controlling budgets and driving to schedules, within a technical environment
Engineering and technical competence, sufficient to enable decision making
Understanding of non-core project management roles such as purchasing, commercial, engineering management etc.
Well organised, systematic and rigorous approach to planning work and priorities
Excellent influencing and inter-personal skills
Ability to simplify and communicate complex topics to stakeholders at all levels
Member of a professional body and working towards RPP (Recognised Project Professional) qualification or equivalent.