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Project Management


We are looking for high calibre Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering graduates, who would prefer to develop a career in Project Management, managing teams of multi-discipline engineers working on a variety of nuclear projects.

Project management is fundamental to Nuvia and is therefore a discipline essential to the performance of the business. Our projects vary enormously, from relatively small decommissioning tasks on some of the UK's ageing nuclear sites, to complex multi-discipline projects with teams of engineers designing new-build reprocessing plants from concept design through to manufacture, installation, commissioning and operation. Project Managers are responsible for defining, planning, monitoring, controlling, reporting and delivering these projects successfully.

Over the 2 year programme you will learn modern project management techniques, with exposure to all or part of the project life cycle. We continually develop our staff with the project management group being assessed against 47 separate core competencies based on the requirements for membership of the Association of Project Managers (APM). These are split into 3 main elements of; technical, behavioral and contextual competencies. As such you will gain experience in the following;

  • Stakeholder management
  • Managing the design life cycle (concept, scheme & detail design)
  • Estimating and risk assessment
  • Project management plan preparation
  • Management of change control
  • Earned value reporting
  • Communication, leadership and negotiation tools
  • Health, safety and environmental management
  • Legal awareness
  • Organisational structures.

You will also have the almost unique opportunity to work within a fully integrated project community of Nuclear Engineers and Specialists which include engineers in Process, EC&I Civil Structural and Nuclear Architects; Radiation and Health Physics Specialists, Nuclear Safety Case Consultants, Heating, Cooling and Nuclear Ventilation Engineers, Piping and Vessel Engineers etc., who are all essential to deliver a modern and safe nuclear facility in the UK (and abroad).

Nuvia actively encourage personal and professional development and will provide a mentor to help/guide your development, registration with the APM if you not already a member, and will also assist with progression to Chartered Engineer status. Training in the regulatory and statutory requirement of the nuclear industry will be provided as will training in operational safety in a construction / decommissioning environment.

To meet these opportunities you will need to possess a strong project delivery and client service focus, with the ability to work alone and within a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills complemented with modern computer and office skills are deemed essential.


You will require a good MEng or MSc Engineering Degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • Project Management

Candidates should have a minimum grade of 2:2. As our training programme is accredited with the professional institutions, we prefer graduates to have degrees that are accredited by the IMechE or IET.

You'll be confident, organised and demonstrate experience of leading societies or teams, organising events and managing university-based projects or publications.

Salary & Rewards

  • Competitive Salary - Your starting salary will depend on the role you apply for and your qualifications, skills and experience to date. This will be discussed with you at offer stage.
  • Flexible Holidays - 25 days annual leave per year, plus any bank holidays.
  • Pension - We operate a Defined Contribution Pension plan. If you choose to join, a percentage of your salary will be automatically invested in your plan. The Company will also invest a minimum of 8% to your pot.
  • Bonus Scheme - This is dependent on overall Company performance and achievement of Company objectives.
  • Professional Support - We provide assistance through our Professional Study Scheme and reimburse annual professional membership subscriptions.