Senior Project Manager at AWE, Reading/Remote, 12 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Hybrid (Reading, UK)
  • Jun 26, 2024
6 Months or more

Contract Description


Senior Project Manager - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 18 Months

Contracting Authority: AWE

Location: Hybrid – Remote & 3 days p/week in Reading.


AWE plays a crucial role in national nuclear security. Their role in nuclear deterrence and their specialist technical assistance to nuclear threat reduction is vital in the defence against the most serious threats faced by the UK. Working to support the defence of our country, AWE has a clear mission: to keep everyone, the environment, their products and information, sites, and everything around them, safe and secure.

As a Senior Project Manager your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Leading organisational diagnostics to understand the ways of working & business performance for the “As Is” state.
  • Identifying potential impact & associated risks of multi-locational working on AWE operations (processes, policies, structures, IT, contracts etc.)
  • Developing & implementing cost-effective mitigations to address key risks & enable effective business operations in new locations.
  • Overseeing organisational diagnostics to understand the “As-Is” transportation landscape, issues & solutions.
  • Overseeing programme specific work with AWE and external SMEs to benchmark & develop transport solutions for the Thames Hub.
  • Leading the creation of documentation to support compliance for AWE’s Overarching Change Process.
  • Collaborating with OED team to ensure alignment with / development of AWE Operating Model.
  • Supporting design & implementation of necessary Business Change activities & PMO requirements.


DV Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these clearance checks.

You’ll have relevant:

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering Project Management change in large, regulated industries.
  • Expert stakeholder management skills – communication & interpersonal skills.
  • An excellent understanding of operating models, their development & implementation.
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills.
  • A relevant PM qualification – desirable.


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AWE’s ambition is to create workplaces that recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and where people feel able to be themselves at work. They strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants.

Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, AWE guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Armed Forces Covenant  

AWE is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us on

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.


In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following “this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.


Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.