Orano Projects Limited (OP) have partnered with us to source their next Head of Projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced specialist technical consultancy within the global Nuclear sector.

Orano Projects offers specialist technical consultancy and engineering expertise across the decommissioning, defence, nuclear new build, medical, fuel-cycle and transport sectors. With the wide range of services on offer, you can be assured that your work will be varied and interesting.

The company’s technical profile has a majority of people at senior grade or above, a number of whom have been appointed as ‘Technical Authorities’ within the company. Many of the team are chartered engineers, hold postgraduate qualifications or PhDs, and are registered members of relevant professional bodies. You will be working in a professional, knowledgeable, and collaborative environment, and with continuous sources of expertise.

In addition to the interesting, challenging, and very much needed projects you will be working on, you will also have access to a range of benefits including a bonus and a large company pension contribution.

Role description

As Head of Projects, you will be a senior member of the Orano Projects Ltd organisation and will report into the Operations Director.

In this role you will supervise, and hold ultimate responsibility for the delivery and overall success of, a wide-range of projects. You will do this via your team of Project Managers, and be responsible for informing management on progress and performance.

In addition to these responsibilities you will liaise with the Head of Technical to ensure the correct assessment of project resourcing needs.

To perform this role effectively you will need to balance strong leadership skills with a strategic mindset.


  • Manage project performance
  • Monitor and report cost & schedule performance for the portfolio projects
  • Participate in project reviews
  • Participate in project resources allocation
  • Develop relationships with clients to increase the number of tasks and projects assigned
  • Direct and integrate the activities of multiple, major project operations; ensuring that project effortsare cohesive, consistent, and effective.
  • Develop and establish policies, strategies, and operating objectives consistent with those of the organisation to ensure efficient and effective implementation of projects
  • Manage project managers and Project Management Office (cost control, schedule and document control) staff
  • Deliver and manage bids
  • Act as liaison with Orano Projects France offices

Essential skills

  • Significant experience leading projects within the UK nuclear sector
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Demonstrable knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics

Desired skills

  • Experience within the UK decommissioning sector would be beneficial
  • As you will be liaising with the French side of the Orano business, some French language skills may be useful, but aren’t essential.

Now a Partner in our Executive Search practice, Jamie has ten years experience successfully delivering specialist recruitment projects in niche and highly regulated sectors across the UK, Europe, and Australia.

Jamie Braddock