About the Role
Put simply, we set the standards by which everything is measured. In doing so, the National Physical Laboratory is helping to combat issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases and the development of cutting-edge communications technology. As a Project Manager you’ll take a leading role in delivering a range of projects and contracts that have the potential to make a huge difference to the world we live in. At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too.

Our Project Managers get to lead on R&D and commercial projects, across UK government and industry, as well as European and international collaborators. It will come as no surprise, that this is about delivering projects on time, on budget, to the highest standards and within our governance standards.  Yet it’s also about getting to know the teams whose projects you’re managing. Building trust-based relationships, managing risk, seeing that we hit critical milestones and diplomatically following up actions to ensure teams are delivering, are all part of what you’ll be doing. You will also help secure resources for new business bids and tenders, so that we play our role in creating a healthy pipeline.

    The successful candidate will provide project leadership and management to ensure successful delivery of a range of projects and contracts, within the NPL project governance framework, and will be expected to work effectively with NPL`s world leading scientists. 


    About You
    Essential experience and abilities
    • Strong track record of successfully leading and managing R&D projects for a number of stakeholders across an organisation.
    • Demonstrable experience of working within a PMO environment.
    • Experience in demonstrating responsibility for the project to both the customer and NPL.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Demonstrable experience in developing and applying project management processes and tools, and a willingness to continually improve
    • Ability to travel both outside and within UK
    Please note: Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward. We will be holding interviews on 21st, 22nd and 29th of August. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

    Multiple positions available however - the nature of our work in some areas means that nationality, residency and security requirements may be more tightly defined than others.

    About The Company

    We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

    We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

    As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

    To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.