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Project Support Officer

Undisclosed Company
Gloucestershire, Gloucester
Up to £15.89 per hour
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Our Clients Nuclear Generation business provides technical engineering and project services to all of the 5 Nuclear power stations. There is a requirement for individuals to help the business in its delivery of this complex portfolio of engineering works in terms of provision of 'project support' to those managing packages of work, and provision of management information to support the decision-making processes.

Key Responsibilities

The role of the PSO supports the business in developing a year-ahead work plan constrained to the internal resources and funding available. The PSO provides support to those managing packages of work by helping them with a variety of standard business processes / systems / tools and liaising with appropriate internal stakeholders. The PSO also provides management information to delivery teams to ensure that the current portfolio of work is matched to the internal and external resources and budgets available and reallocated as effectively as possible when priorities change.

The support includes but is not limited to:

  • raising orders for the spending of monies on goods and services,
  • ensuring that accruals/goods receipts are in place,
  • managing external budgets during the year, making changes where needed,
  • securing changes to planned levels of internal resource,
  • updating and inputting data for internal resources and planned milestones
  • problem solving on behalf of those managing packages of work to ensure good control, wherever this is appropriate and
  • input at progress meetings where required to provide supporting information to those managing the packages of work.
  • Ad-hoc support, in line with Business need.


  • Previous experience of providing high quality proactive support to others in a business environment.
  • Strong numerical skills, able to interrogate, analyse and report data.
  • Good experience of Microsoft Office software in general, must include some experience in the use of excel for reporting and analysis.
  • Experience of working in a large organisation, or an organisation with 'matrix management' is useful but not essential.

Personal skills

  • Clear bias for action with healthy questioning attitude.
  • Ability to complete tasks to deadline.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, identify problems and solve them.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to actively build and develop strong working relationships across a variety of diverse teams.
  • Enthusiasm for provision of high quality support to others, with a proactive approach.
  • Excellent team player with strong ability for collaborative working.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn new processes and tools quickly, not afraid to be in the 'deep end' to start with.
  • Flexible, adaptable and speedily reactive to urgent situations.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Key Benefits working with Manpower

  • 36 days holiday accrual (pro-rata) including bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to Manpower's online training platform 'powerYOU', giving you access to hundreds of online training courses
  • Opportunity to be selected for additional upskilling and career support through Manpower's MyPath programme
  • Dedicated Manpower Account Specialist to provide support during your assignment

If successful, you will be employed by Manpower working on a temporary assignment at our client's site and will need to undergo BPSS checks as well as a drug & alcohol test.

Manpower UK is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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