Assistant Project Manager - Contract - Scotland

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12 months
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Assistant Project Manager
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

12 Month Contract
Thurso, Scotland - Remote working during COVID-19 Restrictions

In Scope of IR35
£350 a day via Umbrella

You must be either hold valid SC Clearance or be eligible to undergo SC Clearance.


The Dounreay FCA North Programme

The Fuel Cycle Area (FCA) is a significant element of the Dounreay site decommissioning programme consisting of multiple Legacy fuel processing facilities which collectively represent one of the sites most major decommissioning challenges. The FCA-North Programme is responsible for strategy development for the critical path elements of FCA decommissioning, including planning Legacy facility decommissioning and enabling new build waste processing plant projects. The programme objective is Front End project development with the objective of identifying and actualising cost and schedule improvements against the existing site baseline.

The FCA North programme team is multidisciplinary team responsible for all aspects of project definition including requirements development, deliverables definition, supply chain oversight, contract management and design delivery. These are technically very challenging projects requiring a high degree of stakeholder engagement for successful delivery.

All roles require strong, technically minded team players, ideally bringing previous nuclear experience, a sense of humour and a can-do attitude.


Vacancies have arisen within Strategic Programme Directorate for two Assistant Project Manager positions to safely deliver multi-disciplinary tasks/projects for the FCA North Programme. The Job Holder will provide support and assistance to the Project Manager in the development and implementation of projects that are included within the FCA(North) Decommissioning Programme.

The Job Holder will:

  • Support project management strategies, optimising plans to respond to changes when necessary.
  • Assist in the production and maintenance of the Programme baseline.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to expedite safe project delivery.
  • Monitor internal and contractor performance against safety, costs, programme and quality, identify deviations and recommend remedial actions as appropriate.
  • Produce/co-ordinate project documentation including statement of requirements, project plans, technical specifications and project reports.
  • Management of contract via CEMAR.


  • HND in Science/Engineering or equivalent qualifications plus experience
  • 3 years Nuclear/Industrial Engineering experience
  • 2 years contract management experience
  • Able to demonstrate good organisational and planning skills
  • Good general safety awareness
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to organise/co-ordinate staff/contract resources
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • A positive approach, self-motivated, assertive and ability to use initiative
  • Awareness of contract types and structure and contractual process
  • Good understanding of safety requirements and knowledge for both industrial and nuclear safety management
  • Ability to carry out deputy Project Manager Duties

Why Join DSRL?

Dounreay has a rich tradition of innovation in Science and Engineering since the 1950's, and that continues as we decommission the facility. It is unique both in the UK and internationally as it represents the short phase of nuclear fast breeder technological development. The UK is one of the global leaders in Nuclear and the Decommissioning sector and the site is one of the most challenging in the NDA Portfolio. It has been a vital source of jobs and prosperity within the local community and the NDA are committed to assisting in helping develop future economic opportunities with local and national government leaders. The site has well established international links, particularly with Japan. We are looking for people who are qualified, motivated and want a career in the NDA. Our number one priority is Safety, and we expect our Leaders to lead by example. As part of the DSRL Team you will be expected to collaborate closely with each of the other NDA Businesses, and take a lead role within the industry. Alan Cumming Group Director of Nuclear Operations, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

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