Project Information Manager

British Antarctic Survey
13 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

A great opportunity has now arisen for an enthusiastic and capable Project information Manager to join the Project Management Office (PMO) at the British Antarctic Survey.

There is huge variety in the projects we are delivering, so a chance to gain experience in many aspects of infrastructure delivery including the specific Antarctic factors such as logistics, environment and science interfaces. Most of the time you will be based at the BAS head office in Cambridge surrounded by a large team of highly committed people passionate about delivering and supporting polar science. There will also be opportunities to spend time at our stations in Antarctica during both the development and construction delivery phases of the projects.

We are looking for someone with data management experience, an ability to work with diverse range of stakeholders strong communication skills and experience of providing support to project managers.

NERC/BAS takes delivery of its new polar research vessel, the Sir David Attenborough, later in 2018. This is part of a GBP225M 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 at Rothera, Signy, King Edward Point and Bird Island. A separate programme of station improvements at Rothera (the UK Antarctic Hub) has also been agreed giving a total budget of around GBP300M to be invested in improving our Antarctic infrastructure. These projects are known collectively as the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP).

NERC/BAS has entered into long term partnering contracts with our Technical Advisor, Ramboll, and our Construction Partner, BAM Nuttall, in order to deliver this challenging programme over the next six years.

BAS has set up a Project Management Office (PMO). This role is within the PMO and is responsible for providing information management support to all aspects of the AIMP.

Maths and English (NVQ or equivalent).

- Support the Senior Infrastructure Programme Manager and work with the other BAS PMO team members in delivering the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme.
- Work with the Project Management Officer to ensure rigorous compliance with the Project Wise Common Data Environment information management system and the Project Management Plan.
- Manage the iShare team site and ensure it is always up to date.
- Work with the Technical Advisor, Ramboll, and the Construction Partner, BAM Nuttall, to ensure the projects are fully compliant with BIM Level 2, Government Soft Landings and aligned with IBM Maximo for future facilities management.
- Assist in the coordination of 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.
- To undertake other duties as required by the Director of BAS.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 33/18

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 11th March 2018
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 26th March 2018
Proposed start date: ASAP

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 role.

From April 2018, the British Antarctic Survey, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world. More information can be found online at . From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation.