PMO Manager


Our client, a Pioneering Nuclear start-up is looking for a highly motivated and pro-active Project Controls Manager to lead the project controls function for the programme to deploy their exciting UK operation. Our exciting client is a clean and safe nuclear technology company looking to disrupt the energy space by developing designs based on innovative Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs).

The role will be a mix of working from home and office based in London, with travel to other offices in the north west and south west of England as required. In addition there maybe the need for occasional travel to France and Italy to support coordination with the other PMOs.

· Permanent position

· Hybrid working

· Share Incentive opportunities.

Main duties/role and responsibilities

(Further information to be provided upon application review)

  • Project Controls Team Leadership
  • Interface with Enterprise PMO
  • Process Development and Implementation
  • Governance & Assurance
  • Reporting & Performance Management
  • Risk Management
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Cost Estimating & Cost Management
  • Information & Document Management
  • Knowledge Management & Continuous Improvement

Attributes/ Experience required.


  • Has had involvement of controlling complex projects/programmes across various industries and sectors (ideally with experience of working within a highly regulated environment, with a robust quality and safety management system).
  • Clear track record of leading teams of professionals providing Project Controls services.
  • Experience of developing schedules and cost estimates for large scale programmes from early programme definition.
  • Proven experience and capability to establish programme and project management frameworks, systems and processes in a complex environment.

Expertise and Knowledge

  • Able to manage project controls delivery of high complexity projects/programmes with an expertise in the application of good practices/principles of project controls including estimating; value for money; controlling of cost and schedule; baseline management; forecasting; performance measurement (inc. EVA) and change control.
  • In depth knowledge of project controls tools and software (e.g., MS Excel, MS Project, PRA, Primavera P6, Power BI). Exposure to the EcoSys platform would be beneficial.
  • Practical hands on experience and ability to utilise critical project management concepts (e.g. EVM, project planning, risk analysis, configuration management).
  • Good commercial awareness with experience of procuring and contract managing professional service providers.
  • Able to play key role in multidisciplinary teams and take lead role in creating plans or analysing trends using numerical and statistical techniques.
  • As a project controls specialist, stays up to date with key industry / professional trends including areas such as data analytics, information management and digital solutions.


  • Combination of academic qualification and appropriate professional experience.
  • Professional affiliation preferrable (e.g. APM, MSP. PPC etc).
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and career progression.

Personal Attributes

  • Good leadership, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills including influencing with experience of leading teams and contracts on major complex programmes.
  • Creates credibility with internal stakeholders, able to build confidence and influence effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to manage a multi-functional team in various locations.
  • Results focused with the ability to meet commitments and deadlines.
  • Attention to detail but with an ability to assure reports produced by others and provide meaningful, actionable insights as well as being able to simplify data for presentation to a wide range of audiences.
  • Able to advise on complex requirements and communicate analysis and corrective measures effectively.
  • The ability to engage, motivate and coach others enabling the creation of high performing teams.
  • Ability to act as a role model and inspire and empower others.
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Language skills in French or Italian would be beneficlal, but not essential.


The role will require the individual to achieve a national security clearance equivalent to a BPSS standard, or higher, within a reasonable period.

Residential Status and Location

Right to work in either UK and / or the EU.