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Trainee Project Manager
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Recruiter: British Antarctic Survey
Listed on: 30th September
Location: Cambridge
Salary/Rate: £24,777 - £30,782
Salary Notes: Starting from £24,777 per annum (Band C) - In first 2 years Starting from £30,782 per annum (Band D) - In years 3 and 4 + Generous Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BAS 104/19
Contact Name: British Antarctic Survey

Trainee Project Manager - Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP)
Location: Cambridge, with possible short (up to 6 weeks) visits to research stations in Antarctica
Salary: Starting from £24,777 per annum (Band C) - In first 2 years Starting from £30,782 per annum (Band D) - In years 3 and 4 + Generous Benefits
Closing Date: 16th October

Description

A great opportunity has now arisen for an enthusiastic Trainee Project Manager to join the Project Management Office (PMO) at the British Antarctic Survey. You will be part of a team tasked with delivering one of the most exciting and challenging programmes of infrastructure projects ever commissioned by NERC/BAS.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of the construction process (particularly those projects with significant building and or building services elements), knowledge of BREEAM or equivalent sustainability schemes and appreciation of project delivery in complex environments with multiple stakeholders.

Purpose

NERC/BAS takes delivery of its new polar research vessel, the Sir David Attenborough, later in 2019. This is part of a £225M programme of works, which also includes a number of land based infrastructure projects, such as wharf upgrades and station buildings and services improvements at the research stations. A separate programme of station improvements at Rothera (the UK Antarctic Hub) has also been agreed giving a total budget of over £300M currently being invested in improving our Antarctic infrastructure. These projects are known collectively as the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP). Future phases of this programme have now been identified with significant additional spend over the next ten years.

NERC/BAS has entered into long term partnering contracts with a Technical Advisor and a Construction Partner in order to deliver this challenging programme.

The AIMP projects are part of a Government capital investment for the development of sustainable and efficient infrastructure. In addition, BAS is embarking on an extensive programme of transformation to achieve a number of objectives including using resources more effectively, realising the benefits of capital investments and the integration of BAS business systems and capability with other BAS functions.
BAS has set up a Project Management Office (PMO). This role sits within the PMO and supports all aspects of programme delivery for the AIMP and the interfaces with other BAS functions.

Qualification

Construction or engineering related degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent

Duties

In first two years (Band C):

   •   Support the Islands Project Manager and the other AIM PMO team members in delivering the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme.
   •   Assist in the contract administration of the NEC TSC Task Orders with the Technical Advisor and the Construction Partner for the projects, including progress reporting, progress meetings, change management, programme and risk management.
   •   Assist in the coordination of the Employer review processes for the projects.
   •   Support the communication of the work of the AIMP to the wider community.
   •   Prepare highlight reports and any other progress reports required by the programme.
   •   Visit research stations as required for purposes of site investigation, familiarisation, site supervision and commissioning support.
   •   Provide assistance in ensuring the Construction Partner team is compliant with the agreed construction contract, including:
o Conditions of Initial Environmental Evaluation
o Health and Safety provisions
o BREEAM and CEEQUAL schemes
o Interface with site operations and science
o Government Soft Landings
o BIM model maintenance
o Commissioning and handover documentation
   •   Work with the Senior Information Manager and the Project Management Officer to ensure rigorous compliance with the Common Data Environment and the Project Management Plan.
   •   Assist in preparation of all end of stage and end of project documentation, including BIM and Government Soft Landings.
   •   Progress towards achievement of formal project management qualification. Pass the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

In years 3 and 4 (Band D):
Note that progression to Band D is dependent on satisfactory performance against the duties and responsibilities listed above and successful achievement of the PMQ.

   •   Support the Islands Project Manager and the other AIM PMO team members in delivering the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme.
   •   Take responsibility for the project management of non-complex projects within the programme.
   •   Administer NEC TSC Task Orders with the Technical Advisor and the Construction Partner for the projects, including progress reporting, progress meetings, change management, programme and risk management.
   •   Coordinate the Employer review processes for the projects.
   •   Communicate the work of the AIMP to the wider community.
   •   Prepare highlight reports and any other progress reports required by the programme.
   •   Visit research stations as required for purposes of site investigation, familiarisation, site supervision and commissioning support.
   •   Ensure the Construction Partner team is compliant with the agreed construction contract, including:
o Conditions of Initial Environmental Evaluation
o Health and Safety provisions
o BREEAM and CEEQUAL schemes
o Interface with site operations and science
o Government Soft Landings
o BIM model maintenance
o Commissioning and handover documentation
   •   Work with the Senior Information Manager and the Project Management Officer to ensure rigorous compliance with the Common Data Environment and the Project Management Plan.
   •   Oversee the production of all end of stage and end of project documentation, including BIM and Government Soft Landings.
   •   Pass the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) and achieve full membership of APM.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies.

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET.
Please quote reference: BAS 104/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 16th October 2019
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: 31st October 2019

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.



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