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West Kilbride, Ayrshire EDF Energy

Programme Manager


Do you have a track record of leading successful projects, looking for a new opportunity in a new industry? Are you keen to work on a portfolio of complex projects, with the unique opportunity to work on the deconstruction preparations of a nuclear power station? Our Programme Manager vacancy might just be for you!

The opportunity

In our Transfer and Deconstruction Preparations department at Hunterston B Power Station, West Kilbride, we're looking for a Deconstruction Programme Manager to develop and deliver Deconstruction plans to support the next stage of the Station's lifecycle.

This is a key leadership role in the department, where your leadership experience directing multi-disciplinary teams will be essential. You will be responsible for managing multiple projects within the portfolio, to ensure the correct priorities and logic for a seamless transition from defueling to deconstruction. This will involve working closely with our Project Managers on a variety of projects to ensure the timely deconstruction of the site.

Pay, benefits and culture

The salary range associated with this role is between £40,069 - £98,004 however the likely starting salary for this appointment will be within the range of £71,101 - £98,004 and you'll be appointed based on the parameters outlined in the Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.

At EDF, everyone's welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We'd like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. We're a disability confident employer and we'll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

We'll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


What you'll be doing

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Safely delivering deconstruction plans
  • Managing Project Managers to ensure full lifecycle of assigned deconstruction projects are delivered safely within defined time, cost and quality parameters
  • Securing funding for assigned projects and controlling scope and cost to the agreed project baseline
  • Establishing and developing long term relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers to ensure full engagement with the work being delivered
  • Ensuring compliance with all processes and procedures for the project portfolio
  • Monitoring performance of individual projects and leading interventions as necessary
  • Ensuring that a health and safety framework is in place
  • Identifying risks and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies
  • Minimising the project risks and maximising opportunities.

Who you are

As a minimum, you will be educated to HNC (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and holding a relevant degree may be an advantage. APMP qualified and RPP is desirable. You must be fully versed in modern project management techniques within complex, multi-functional organisations and have a demonstrable record of success in leading complex major projects and multiple project portfolios in an operational environment, preferably in the nuclear industry. Demonstrable experience and use of office IT packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint and industry planning tools is important, alongside a working knowledge of relevant health, safety and environment legislation.

We'd like to see you demonstrate a contagious vision, drive and energy, alongside an analytical approach and high-level problem-solving ability. Good commercial, contractual and financial awareness, ideally with a working knowledge of the AM processes, is also essential. You should be results focussed but have your team at the centre of your approach, where your excellent communication skills will be paramount.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4th February

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero

EDF is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy and Belgium. We're the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses and we employ more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We are playing a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK to secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

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