Project Support Officer
THIS IS A LONG TERM TEMPORARY CONTRACT WITH MANPOWER BASED IN BRISTOL CITY CENTRE (NO PARKING)
Nuclear New Build (NNB) is in the process of designing and constructing two new reactors at Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset. To support the licensing and operation of these reactors, a competent Design Authority is required within the HPC Project to understand the plant design and to develop robust nuclear safety cases.
The purpose of this role is to ensure that Design Authority establishes and implements a robust reporting and accountability process. The individual will also be expected to help the function identify efficiencies and improvements in these areas. The Project Support Office role will:
- Be based in Bristol at Bridgewater House;
- Support the Design Authority Lead Team. The Design Authority is a multi-disciplinary function of around 60 professional scientists and engineers supporting to the HPC project;
- Establish a robust reporting and accountability process within the Function;
- Undertake the initial implementation of this process such that it becomes normal routine business for the Function;
- Ensure that suitable communication channels are established such that personal and Function accountabilities are maintained;
- Help the function identify efficiencies and improvements in working practices such that reporting is streamlined.
Design Authority is:
- the intelligent customer for the safety case through undertaking technical oversight during licensing, procurement, manufacture, construction, commissioning and operation;
- the part of the HPC project that understands, owns and controls the safety case during the design and construction phase;
- responsible for maintaining design integrity.
The Project Support Officer will work closely with the Design Authority Lead Team but will also need to work using their own initiative, liaising with internal stakeholders. A proactive and systematic approach to work and excellent communication skills are essential. Good knowledge of reporting systems within large organisations and how they are implemented in an efficient manner would be advantageous.
- Developing a set of reporting protocols and tools for the Design Authority that can be used to monitor and report against:
- Financial targets;
- Quality measures;
- Schedule adherence;
- Competency and wellbeing.
- Developing accountability packs that can be used at a management level to measure progress against targets;
- Undertaking initial implementation of the new working methods and reporting into normal business for Design Authority;
- Working with other internal stakeholders to understand information flow to and from other areas and how this is met by new working practices;
- Developing ways to maintain the Design Authority Business Plan in an efficient manner and integrate it into part of the overall reporting and accountability processes;
- Embedding the project risk processes into Design Authority normal business;
- Developing efficient processes for engaging with the wider project reporting and communications.