Project Management and Project Controls Graduate 2024

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We’re the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group, delivering one of the world’s most important environmental programmes to decommission the UK’s earliest nuclear facilities.

Our group is responsible for 17 nuclear sites in all parts of the UK, together with specialist nuclear waste and international transport businesses. And our work is growing, with more facilities joining us to be decommissioned in the next decade.

Sustainability, safety, and security are at the heart of our long-term mission to prepare our sites for their next use, work which spans into the next century. 

The role

As an NDA group graduate, you’ll get the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the delivery of our nationally important mission. During our two-year graduate programme, you’ll take part in three placements in different parts of the NDA group. You’ll start with a 12-month placement, before completing two six-month opportunities. In exchange for your contribution, you’ll be supported at the end of the programme to secure a role in the NDA group.

We have a number of project management and project controls graduate opportunities within the NDA group with offices and sites around the UK.

The NDA group is delivering one of the world’s most important environmental programmes, safely and security decommissioning the UK earliest nuclear facilities; from decommissioning plan to waste management, packaging, and transportation through to storage.   

As a project manager you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the creation and coordination of overall project plans, schedules and monitoring of activities, progress, and milestones. You’ll support the preparation of procedures, documentation, communications and meetings. The identification, evaluation and learning from projects will also form part of the role. You will be expected to be a role model and encourage a ‘safety first’ working culture, maintaining compliance with applicable regulatory and statutory requirements and standards.

Within project controls, you’ll facilitate early planning through to the production of detailed schedules for execution, ensuring supply chain data is aligned to the project requirements as set out in contracts, tracking and challenging costs to ensure they’re appropriately underpinned. This will include tracking resource productivity, and analyse time booked to projects including resource usage vs. planned, resource constraints etc., providing reliable and consistent estimates to completion data, and perform quantity surveys in support of productivity analysis.

What you'll do

During the two-year programme you’ll gain invaluable insights into the exciting range of projects across the NDA group, with placements in both project management and project controls.  You will be working in multi-disciplinary teams, on a wide range of projects which may include design, construction, commissioning and decommissioning projects giving you the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of innovative solutions.

Throughout your programme, you will develop commercial skills and gain experience of scheduling, planning, financial and risk management and sharing learning to drive continuous improvement.

You can expect to receive a programme of professional development to enhance your skills and expertise, while also demonstrating a commitment to understanding the communities in which the nuclear sector works. 

Throughout your two-year journey on the NDA group graduate programme you will be employed by Energus whilst being supported by an industry leading sponsoring organisation. 

At the end of your two-year programme, you will be supported in securing a role with the NDA group.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant degree subject, achieved within the last 5 years
  • Candidates need to have the right to work for the duration of the 2 year programme. Any offers will be conditional upon satisfactory right to work checks
  • Successful completion of security clearance checks
  • Applicants must be willing and able to travel and relocate. Energus head office is based in Workington, Cumbria, however role locations will vary dependent on sponsor location.

Recruitment stages 

The recruitment and selection process consists of the following stages:

  • Online application form - please complete all required sections of the application to ensure this is submitted successfully.
  • Online assessments & videos - throughout your recruitment journey you will be invited to complete online assessments which may contain video elements.
  • Assessment centre – these will be delivered face to face and will involve various activities, alongside insightful information around the nuclear industry and our programme.
  • Offer - following our assessment centres, we aim to issue outcomes within two weeks. Successful candidates will begin their exciting journey as a NDA group graduate, working with our dedicated Energus People & Skills team to complete security paperwork ahead of starting the programme in September 2024.
  • Onboarding - we welcome all our graduates ahead of the start date, through social media groups and welcome sessions, ensuring you are prepared, and any support required is in place, providing you with the best start to your exciting future as a NDA group graduate.

Face-to-face assessment centres will take place week commencing 3rd March 2024. If you are invited to an assessment centre and unable to attend, unfortunately you may be unable to complete the selection process.

We encourage you to regularly check emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) throughout the selection process, all correspondence including selection invitation will be sent via email.

Benefits

  • Salary £30,000 per year
  • £5,500 individual travel budget
  • £3,500 flexible individual training budget
  • £9,900 core training & development
  • Access to three secondments to give you experience across the breadth of the UK nuclear sector
  • A dedicated team of experts to support your development and progress throughout your time on the programme
  • A sponsor company lead to provide you with day-to-day support during your programme and with your secondments
  • A dedicated mentor, assigned to you upon starting the programme who will stay with you throughout your NDA group graduate journey
  • A comprehensive, tailored programme of professional development
  • The support of a dedicated NDA group graduate programme team throughout the two years of your graduate programme. As Mental Health First Aiders the team are fully equipped to assist you through your NDA group graduate journey
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 6 discretionary days leave for study and relocation
  • Energus contributory pension scheme
  • Energus Employee Assistance Programme and DigiCare+
  • EnergUS Extras, providing in-house news, wellbeing resources and employee discounts
  • Membership of up to 2 professional institutions
  • Access to an independent Employee Assistance Programme service offering a 24/7 support line
  • Opportunity to participate in our Cycle2Work Scheme
DEADLINE 14th January 2024