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ENGINEERING/DESIGN STUDIES/METHODS Actemium Design - PM (Chorley)-90556 2763 Chorley, England Permanent contract

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Actemium Design - Project Manager


Actemium Design UK is a multi-discipline engineering design consultancy, delivering across the full project lifecycle and providing support through manufacture and implementation within nuclear and other highly regulated industries. Our engineering design capability and experience has resulted in delivering robust solutions to our customers on mission critical and strategically important projects for over 35-years. As part of VINCI Energies, Actemium Design UK is part of a global engineering organisation helping our customers to navigate the digital and energy revolution. 

We are looking to recruit a Project Manager, based out of our Chorley office, to be part of the team successfully delivering a variety of exciting projects across a range of different sectors. The Project Manager will be accountable for the delivery of the portfolio of projects assigned to them, including financial performance, benefits realisation, and customer satisfaction. The Project Manager will report to the Actemium Design UK Sector Manager with overall responsibility for the market segments in which the project relates. 

In addition to a competitive basic salary, we offer many employee benefits, including: 

  • Objectives & Incentives bonus scheme 
  • Minimum 13% combine pension contribution 
  • Minimum 34-days annual holiday 
  • Hybrid working arrangements to enable remote working 2-days per week 
  • Flexible hours 
  • Health Shield plan to cover healthcare costs 
  • Electrical Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme 
  • VINCI SA investment scheme with employer matched shares contribution 
  • Cycle-2-Work scheme 
  • Dedicated project management professional development training pathway 


  • Promoting the public wider good in all actions, acting in a morally, legally, and socially appropriate manner in dealings with stakeholders and members of Actemium Design UK teams and the organisation.  
  • Determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of project objectives and constraints to develop workable solutions. 
  • Preparing and maintaining schedules of activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements. 
  • Identifying and monitoring project risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that affect their projects. 
  • Developing, maintaining, and applying quality management processes for project activities and outputs. 
  • Ensuring appropriate contracts are in place and aligned with Actemium Design UK governance. 
  • Ensuring appropriate change control mechanisms are in place aligned to Actemium Design UK governance. 
  • Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities, that align with organisational procedures & practice. 
  • Managing stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and interests. 
  • Empowering and inspiring others to deliver. 

Essential criteria:

  • A minimum of an HNC/HND qualification in project / business / commercial management or in an engineering / technical subject. 
  • Several years’ experience in a project management role. 
  • Full membership of the Association for Project Management (APM). 
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or equivalent. 
  • Proven record of accomplishment of project or portfolio delivery with a value circa £2m per annum. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Good commercial acumen and contract negotiation skills. 
  • Demonstrate financial awareness and ability to manage budgets and forecast resources. 
  • Controlled management of scope change and project variations. 

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Be familiar with the implementation of the NEC suite of contracts. 
    Capable of using CEMAR or similar contract management platform. 
  • Be able to use MS Project and / or Primavera P6 as a project scheduling tool. 
  • Take the initiative and work collaboratively with others to find innovative solutions. 
  • Have knowledge of the legal and commercial requirements of operating as part of a Joint Venture (JV) or consortia of partner companies. 
  • Be highly organised and take a structured and methodical approach in analysing data and decision making. 
  • Have delivered projects through the various stages of a design lifecycle. 
  • Be confident in a customer facing role and build positive relationships. 
  • Be able to communicate the project requirements and ensure benefits realisation. 
  • Have experience of preparing bids and tenders for new opportunities. 


Part of the VINCI Energies Group, Actemium provide engineering design, project management, installation and commissioning of electrical, mechanical and IT services in the United Kingdom since 1907. In addition, we provide specialist maintenance operations, fully complemented with accredited safety tests and inspection services to optimise the operational efficiency and safety of our client's equipment and systems. Whilst part of a global network of 300 Business Units, Actemium UK comprises of 7 Business Units covering all of the UK & RoI.


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