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Project Manager

UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
Closing date
6 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

77992 - Project Manager

This Project Manager will report to the Portfolio Manager and will work within Capital Programme based in our London office. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of 71,914 plus car and a bonus of 3%. This role can also offer blended working after probationary period (6 months) - 3 days in the office and 2 remote

Close Date:.07/04/2024

Should you not have the full range of essential skills, qualifications and competencies listed below, there may be an opportunity for further training to equip you. If you do not have all relevant competencies for the core grade, it will be appropriate to appoint at a lower grade until you have developed the required competencies.

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Job Purpose:

The role of the Project Manager in the LPN Investment Delivery team is to project manage and provide construction assurance on a portfolio of, or individual projects from inception to completion. You will agree and implement the project delivery strategy. You will forecast resource and material requirements, monitor project costs and delivery, manage contractor performance and provide regular reports. The role also includes liaison with Design, Infrastructure Planning, Procurement, Supply Chain, Network Operations and Asset Management.

Principal Accountabilities:

Deliver projects / portfolio of projects from inception to completion to time, quality, cost maintaining the highest levels of safety and environmental management

Ensure construction assurance through audits on quality of work, technical competencies, adherence to specifications, compliance with testing and commissioning procedures and safety and environmental procedures. Ensure that the required project completion data is completed and submitted for processing

Produce delivery plans and ensure provision of direct / contract resources, materials and services to ensure that project programmes are maintained

Manage commercial arrangements with contractors to ensure that contractual arrangements are met and that cost controls are in place

Provide monthly reports including achievement, costs and forecasts

Identify and manage the portfolio of projects delivery risks and provide early warning to mitigate and manage the level of risk exposure.

Contribution and accountability on the assigned portfolio of projects for regulatory reporting requirements, including auditing of actual and forecast cost and output data.

Liaise with important partners such as Infrastructure Planning, Design, Connections, Supply Chain, Network Operations, Procurement and Commercial Management to ensure that projects are managed from inception to completion

Ensure that all work is carried out to provide very high levels of Customer Service e.g. minimise Customer Interruptions and Customer Minutes Lost, network risk, and customer complaints

Ensure that all workers engaged in the projects / portfolio of projects are aware of all safety and environmental requirements

Develop the project execution plan and prepare and present project governance approval papers


Experience managing construction and/or engineering projects of values in the region of 10m plus

Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, excellent interpersonal skills and strong commercial awareness

Ideally you will have an Degree in Electrical Engineering , or Civil Engineering all with a Project Management bias

Excellent understanding of construction management best practice

A safety qualification such as IOSH Managing Safely will be advantageous as will experience of working with the CDM regulations and ISO9001 quality processes

Knowledge and experience of Primavera P6, online project collaboration tools, Microsoft Project, the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, Word and Access) and project management techniques

A formal qualification from a recognised Project Management or construction professional body equivalent to APM PMQ or higher or A HNC in Electrical or Civil Engineering (or equivalent) is required, with experience of managing the development and construction of electrical distribution projects. However, applications from candidates with a lesser qualifications but a demonstrably strong record of accomplishment in project management in construction, electrical distribution or similar would be welcome.

Nature and Scope:

The Investment Delivery team is part of the Capital Programme & Procurement directorate. The team is responsible for programme management of NAMP lines and work with framework contractors to deliver the programme.

The role of a Project Manager in Investment Delivery is more biased towards Project Management skills than operational skills, although some operational experience would be advantageous.

You will coordinate and lead a matrix structured diverse, multi-contract project team, and provide the necessary direction, targets and project milestones to ensure effective use of resources. You will ensure that main functions of the project delivery are in place. These include scopes of work, procurement processes, capital approval, resource planning (materials and people), project delivery, reporting and review. The Project Manager role may have a portfolio that is NAMP line specific or cover a range of NAMP lines.

The Capital Programme directorate is planning to increase the Project Management competence in the team and therefore you will be required to undertake a formal qualification in Project Management.

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