Our Vacancy

Project Manager

  • Defence
  • Permanent
  • Scotland
  • 27/05/2022
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About Assystem

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport.
A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Assystem is an International Engineering Consultancy with significant growth plans within our Energy and Infrastructure business here in the UK. Our Defence Infrastructure business are strategic partners to the MOD delivering significant infrastructure programmes across several defence critical sites, including some of Europe's largest marine bases.

Job Description

As Assystem's Defence business grows, we are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated  Project Manager to join the team.

The post will be based from any local AEIL office with visits to clients site in Scotland.

Role Details:
Job title: Project Manager
Location: Flexible working from any local AEIL office with client visits to Scotland
Hours: 37 hours
Sector: Nuclear and Defence

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, monitor and forecast cost build up and schedule baselines and schedules on workstreams within the overall programme
  • Monitor and forecast expenditure profiles to the Project Director
  • Maintain the cost control and planning databases and validate data across workstreams are in line with the over-arching Programme budget
  • Ensure all commitments to the client are recorded and captured clearly
  • Provide the required information to support the risk process on work streams
  • The highlighting of any current and potential issues to the Project Director
  • Maintain compliance with approved processes, procedures and governance arrangements
  • Support the Project Director and the project team to deliver the project objectives
  • Support the Project Director in the management and administration of the contract
  • Support the Project Director to manage financial performance of projects to control expenditure against approved project budgets
  • Support the Project Director in undertaking project assurance and gateway reviews across the portfolio at key stages to evaluate progress, compliance and probability of delivery to provide confidence to senior management, customers and key stakeholders
  • Accountable for complying with all agreed processes and operating procedures and particularly those which are detailed under key infrastructure process
  • Maintains productive relationships with the supply chain throughout the execution of the contract
  • Review and critique duration and cost estimates for the activities (reviewing and updating these at relevant points) and identifies critical dates relevant to the events
  • Monitors financial performance throughout the project and prepares reports for stakeholders in line with organisational requirements. Obtains estimates for the costs of activities, events and overheads
  • Reviews proposed changes and determines their high-level impact, requesting further information or clarification where necessary. Assesses all options relating to the proposed changes and estimates their impacts


What we are looking for in our next Project Manager


  • Able to work independently, but also as part of customer focused delivery team headed by the Project Director
  • Able to respond to demands from various Stakeholders/Customers
  • Able to liaise with various professions within the client team and the wider Framework Organisations (i.e. Finance, Commercial, Risk, Programme Management)
  • Able to prioritise work
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience
  • Awareness of managing delivery using NEC contracts including management of change and stakeholder management


  • Understanding of working in collaborative environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability to fast changing needs
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • NEC Awareness

Essential Skills:

  • To work flexibly within a team environment providing and supporting improvement, efficiencies and realisation of Programme benefits
  • Completion of tasks in accordance with relevant regulatory and company requirements to relevant standards e.g. time, cost, quality, local governance arrangements, monitoring and control processes
  • Comfortable working with a certain level of ambiguity in a complex change Programme

**Security clearance**

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.


At Assystem, everyone holds the reins for their own careers. Our role is to offer you the opportunities and resources you need to reach your full potential.

So why not join us and help shape the engineering landscape of the future?


We are committed to providing equal opportunities for every candidate and we celebrate all forms of diversity. At Assystem, only your skills matter!