Nuclear Project Management

Recognising Professionalism – the Nuclear RPP Programme

The APM’s Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation is the standard for those practitioners able to demonstrate the capabilities of a responsible leader and who have the ability to manage a complex project and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques. The RPP assessment process, by peer assessors, comprises two stages:

Portfolio assessment – The candidate must build a portfolio for assessment containing evidence that demonstrates capability in 29 core competences and knowledge of 18 complementary competences, which is to be accompanied by a CPD log. The portfolio of evidence is assessed anonymously by an RPP assessor to determine whether the portfolio contains the evidence required.

Professional review – Having successfully completed the portfolio assessment, candidates will be invited to a professional review with two RPP assessors. The review, in an interview format, will typically take around 45 minutes including a 5 to 10 minute candidate presentation at the start.

For further information on the RPP assessment criteria visit the APM website or download;

  • APM Candidate Guidance notes
  • RPP Complexity Matrix

The ECITB delivered a pilot programme in January 2016 to the Nuclear sector aligned to this standard. The programme consists of two phases:

Phase 1 – A cohort of 19 senior project professionals working within Nuclear organisations will undertake a coaching / mentoring programme delivered by an ECITB / APM approved training organisation. The programme will be a mix of workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring, ensuring all participants have developed a portfolio for review against the set criteria.

Phase 2 – Those who successfully complete the portfolio phase will be invited to attend a workshop to help prepare them for the Professional Review interview with APM. Interviews for candidates will be arranged by APM.

Download the RPP programme here

Applications for the Pilot Programme commencing in January 2016 have now closed. For those who may be interested in joining a future programme please submit your details to Steve Franklin on