Trainee Project Manager

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

A great opportunity has now arisen for an enthusiastic Trainee Project Manager to join the Project Management Office (PMO) at the British Antarctic Survey. You will be part of a team tasked with delivering one of the most exciting and challenging programmes of infrastructure projects ever commissioned by NERC/BAS.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of the construction process (particularly those projects with significant building and or building services elements), knowledge of BREEAM or equivalent sustainability schemes and appreciation of project delivery in complex environments with multiple stakeholders.

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 project management support to all aspects of the AIMP.

Construction or engineering related degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent.

-Support the Senior Infrastructure Programme Manager and work with the other BAS PMO team members in delivering the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme.
-Assist in the contract administration of the NEC3 TSC Task Orders with Ramboll and BAM Nuttall for the Rothera Modernisation Project, including progress reporting, progress meetings, change management, programme and risk management.
-Assist in the coordination of the Employer review processes for the projects.
-Support the communication of 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 for purposes of site investigation, familiarisation, site supervision and commissioning support.

- Provide assistance in ensuring the BAM Nuttall team is compliant with the agreed construction contract, including:
-Conditions of Initial Environmental Evaluation
-Health and Safety provisions
-BREEAM and CEEQUAL schemes
-Interface with site operations and science
-Government Soft Landings
-BIM model maintenance
-Commissioning and handover documentation
- Work with the Project Management Officer to ensure rigorous compliance with the Project Wise information management system and the Project Management Plan.
- Assist in preparation of all end of stage and end of project documentation, including BIM and Government Soft Landings.
- Progress towards achievement of formal project management qualification.
- 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 32/18

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.