APM corporate member, Costain, which provides innovative engineering and technology-led solutions in the energy, water and transportation sectors, has won a new multi-million pound framework agreement from EDF Energy Nuclear Generation (also an APM corporate member) to provide a project controls managed service to portfolios and programmes of work across all of EDF Energy’s eight UK nuclear power stations for an initial three year term. The Nuclear Generation division of EDF Energy is a new client for Costain.
As part of this work Costain will develop people capability in core project control skills and provide specialist support to EDF Energy’s Central Technical Organisation to improve project performance and deliver cost efficiencies.
Nigel Curry, Consulting and Advisory Services Director at Costain, said: "Nuclear power is a significant part of the UK's energy mix. It provides consumers across the country with power that is affordable, low carbon and secure. Meeting national needs is the cornerstone of Costain’s strategy and we have broadened our services to ensure we can best support our customers. We will be working with EDF using our extensive project and programme management expertise gained from managing some of the UK's most complex nuclear and non-nuclear programmes.”
Both Costain and EDF Energy are Accredited APM corporate members and as such their organisations have been assessed regarding their commitment to the development of APM's FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism, each of which is supported by an APM standard. Corporate Accreditation assesses a company’s professional development scheme, providing confidence to all stakeholders of its dedication to developing project professionals and allowing them to attract and retain the best project management talent in the country.
Becoming an APM corporate member gives your organisation access to a range of services that enables you to develop competence and professionalism within your project management community. This can increase in project delivery effectiveness and efficiency that may have a direct impact on your organisation’s profitability.
Listen to senior project manager at Costain, Jo Durrans, talk about the value of obtaining RPP.
“RPP is an excellent benchmark that I think is worthwhile for any aspiring or experienced project professional”