Project Manager

Posted 31/05/2024 by The Oil and Pipelines Agency

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Project Manager

(Location: Remote / Home based)

The role: A new and exciting opportunity has arisen at the OPA, as we seek to appoint an additional Project Manager to join our Major Projects Team, as a standalone Manager, for the delivery of  Fuel Storage and Supply Projects.

The post holder will need to ensure successful execution of engineering works to time and on budget, and in full compliance with company standards and UK / European legislation.

The role entails leading a multi-disciplined engineering team, who conduct engineering activities as part of the wider project delivery team. Interfacing with stakeholders such as the DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) and HM Navy client at all stages of the project.

There will be a need to build strong working relationships with all stakeholders and in particular our external stakeholders including DIO, HM Navy, MoD, other Contractors/Consultants, and the CA (Competent Authority) HSE (Health & safety Executive) & EA (Environment Agency).

Some travel with overnight stays to our other UK sites may be required, therefore a full (preferably) clean driving licence is essential for this role.


  • Ensure the Major Projects are delivered fully compliant, with company policies, procedures, and legal requirements, particularly safety and ensuring safe systems of work,
  • Manage staff time and resources to ensure well controlled, compliant with the Working Time Regulations and meet responsibilities for health and safety,
  • Work with third parties for successful delivery of the Major Projects,
  • Ensure that Major Projects are completed in line with company standards and relevant and UK / European legislation, ATEX, PLSG, API, EEMUA etc., to allow future operation by OPA,
  • Assist in the development of budgets and forecasts for future Major Projects,
  • Liaise with Senior Management team to obtain buy-in from stakeholders for delivery of key projects,
  • Assist in the selection of suppliers in line with relevant legislation and Agency procedures,
  • Produce detailed programme of works/Gantt charts etc. to monitor progress,
  • Provide budget proposals for Project spends and work collaboratively with Finance to provide management information for monthly reporting,
  • Act as Duty Manager for ‘out of hours’ emergencies on a rota basis.

The candidate:  Degree qualified and Chartered with relevant experience, preferably within a COMAH regulated industry/operation, with a solid understanding of good project management principles and the delivery and management of a number of Major Projects at one time; able to act as an “intelligent client.”

You will have extensive experience of leading direct and indirect technical engineering project teams engaged in the delivery of complex projects within demanding time quality and cost constraints.

The successful candidate will be required to have a strong working knowledge of legislation relating to Oil Storage depots, such as ATEX, PSLG, MOC, COMAH and CDM.

How to apply: Please send your covering letter, attached as the first page to your CV, on a Word format document by clicking on the “Apply Now” link below. Please note applications will only be accepted in Word document format.    

Your covering letter should give an indication of your salary expectation.

Closing date:                       18 June 2024

Stage 1 Interviews:           27 June 2024

Stage 1 Interviews:           10 July 2024

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