Project Manager - Utilities

Water & Utilities
  • UK, Yorkshire and the Humber, Yorkshire
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • from £60,000 to £70,000 per year
Our client is a utilities company that owns and operates regulated and non-regulated multi-utility networks across the UK. Their broad range of capabilities includes electricity, water and wastewater, alongside heating, cooling and hot water services. They are looking for a Project Manager to be part of their...

Quote ref: 100764/27493

Job description

Our client is a utilities company that owns and operates regulated and non-regulated multi-utility networks across the UK. Their broad range of capabilities includes electricity, water and wastewater, alongside heating, cooling and hot water services.  

They are looking for a Project Manager to be part of their Delivery team reporting into their Lead Electricity Project Manager. This person will be responsible for overseeing the safe, compliant, installation of electrical infrastructure with a focus on quality of installation and compliance with approved design parameters and current legislation and COP. The PM will in all cases look to provide a single point of contact on behalf of the company for post sales and pre adoption activities to the company's contract customers and stakeholders. The PM is responsible and accountable for all aspects relating to H&S, CDM, Programme Integrity & Financial Control, Sub-contractor Management and Asset compliance.  

 

Principle duties and responsibilities include:  

• To fully understand the project requirements and ensure the infrastructure is installed to specification and to an adoptable quality.  

• Provide support to the Lead Electricity Project Manager in any delivery related matters.  

• Ensure regular progress reports are obtained for each project and that regular reports are submitted to the Lead Electricity Project Manager and that all progress trackers are updated as required.  

• Be responsible for the archiving the post-sales and pre-adoption project information in the designated areas of internal project directories and/or management platforms or systems.  

• Ensure ICP/UIP/SLP designs obtain full design approval by one of their appointed design consultants.  

• Timely review of incoming invoices and challenging where relevant.  

• Timely raising and monitoring of all required purchase orders for contractor works, identifying variances when they occur.  

• Ensuring that business processes covering contractor activities are complied with in respect to H&S, Contractor management, operational compliance etc.  

• Ensuring activities and assets are compliant with all relevant legislation and approved design.  

• Working with the operations department to ensure that new assets are handed over with all relevant records and handover documentation is in place and issued to the Operations team.  

• Compile plant replacement strategies ensuring a safe and efficient method of plant replacement is in place prior to energisation with key contractors involved set up on their procurement system allowing swift allocation of purchase orders.  

• Work with the Head of Operations to ensure a suitable COMER contract is in place for each operational site.  

• Ensure standards of installation, pre- energisation checks and sign off meet and/or exceed requirements.  

• Conduct effective project handovers, manage project snagging to satisfactory completion standards.  

• Provide support to sales team and operations team as required.  

• Any other reasonable task requested by their line manager in order to support the team and business priorities at the time.

Requirements

• Experience of working in either a Project Management or Operational position within the Utility Sector.  

• Experience of working in or with a DNO/IDNO, GT/IGT, Water Co/SLP organisation.  

• Good Knowledge of the general utility industry.  

• Proven track record of the management of utility contractors.  

• Working familiarity with H&S management and audit processes.  

• Understanding of regulatory standards applicable to the business and the processes required to be compliant with them.  

• A sound understanding of fiscal project controls, forecasting and management.  

• Good computer and reporting skills.  

• Adaptability and an eagerness to learn.  

• The ability to be flexible in terms of time, location and activity.  

• Ability to foresee problems and identify possible solutions or step in to ensure the problem is eradicated at the earliest opportunity.  

 

Electric Specific Experience:  

• DNO Adoption Process  

• IDNO Adoption Process  

• Legal & Consents Requirements & Process  

• Electric Design – (Understanding)

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