Project Manager: Salary, Job Description, How To Become One, and Where to Apply

Project Managers

Nuclear Project Manager

Roles within the Project Management function have many commonalities with other industries; these transferrable skills give you a great chance of being able to Sector Jump into nuclear.


It is usual that nuclear experience is desirable but is not essential. With the new build scope of work comprising 80% non-nuclear work, project managers, project engineers, and project administrators are in high demand.

Salary: $74,562 per year

Job Satisfaction: Very High

Transferability: Very High

Education: Relevant PM Qualification

Job Growth: High

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  • Education Level: Degree*

  • Field of Study: Engineering / Science*

  • Certification: PMI / APM or other related

  • Duration to become one: 1 to 6 years

  • Difficulty to become one: TBD

* there are many routes to becoming a Project Manager, an engineering degree is not a prerequisite. See below.


The most traditional one is to leave university, work as an engineer for 6 years before moving into a management position becoming certificated as a project controls management professional in parallel. 

Steps to become one

Step One: Gain an academic education.

Ideally this would be a degree in Engineering or Science but this is not necessarily a must. 

Step Two: Gain relevant experience working within a project environment.

Ideally, this would be in the nuclear industry or a highly regulated industry. If you don't have this experience, speak to your line manager about ways that you get more involved in a project capacity.

Step Three: Gain a recognised Project Management Certification.

If looking to be promoted internally it is often acceptable to gain this in parallel to working as a project manager. It is always a good idea to have, or at least be on your way to becoming a chartered project professional when considering a more senior role. 

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