Power Project Manager

Location Finchley
Discipline: Telecoms & Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £70,000
Contact name: Lee McCormack

Contact email: lee@insideavenue.co.uk
Job ref: 1444782
Published: 11 months ago

(Power Utilities) Project Manager
Finchley, London
£50,000 - £70,000; potentially higher based on experience


  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement 28 days + Bank Holidays (36 days in total)

  • Overtime ( 1.5 )

  • Health Cash Plan

  • Private company pension scheme

  • Professional development support

  • Employee Assist Programme

  • Discount and cashback scheme

Our client is a multi-utilities contractor group of companies that are now looking to appoint an experienced Power Project Manager in their Power Utilities division based in Finchley.


  • Reporting to the Contracts Manager / Senior Project Manager, the purpose of this role is to act as a company ambassador, demonstrating and delivering the company Vision & Values, and always uphold the company’s good reputation.

  • To maintain a safe working environment in compliance with all current Legislation, maintaining the highest standards of workmanship and quality.

  • To manage and assist the day-to-day operations on specifically assigned projects and/or work streams associated with Framework Contracts. Providing leadership and management on civil and cable installation schemes to the Electricity Supply Industry, predominately up to 132Kv, but also 275 and 400kv.

  • To manage, monitor and resource the schemes under your control and to maximise output and profit whilst minimising cost, achieving programme deadlines, and ensuring compliance with all Company policies, procedures, and ensure the efficient and economic use of resources, materials, transport, plant, and equipment to its best potential.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Working closely with the commercial team, and Project Planner. you will be responsible for the Management of schemes and effective deployment of resources to ensure works are delivered incident-free, in compliance with company policy and procedures, client specifications and standards, to programme and within budget.

  • Continuous development of all Stakeholder relationships and where identified implementation of cost-effective innovations to the business.

  • The role will require an active involvement in the planning and preparation of construction programmes requiring liaison and agreement with the Streetworks Team, planners and all other Stakeholders.


  • Ensuring full compliance with current legislation, and relevant specifications are achieved by you and all teams under your control and all company policies & procedures are adhered to.

  • Promotion and implementation of SHEQ policies and procedures – implement zero harm/occupational initiatives while striving for continuous improvement.

  • Ensuring delivery of site safety briefings and toolbox talks as required.

  • Ensure that all health safety quality and environmental requirements pertaining to the project are in place, monitored, and updated as required.

  • Encourage the reporting of Hazards and Near Misses.

  • Conduct monthly Safety and Quality audits, and ensure all corrective actions are dealt with in a timely manner.

  • Assist with the management of recruitment, training, competence, and performance management.

  • Assist where required with any investigations / HR matters relating to any works under your control.

  • Developing good working relationships with the Project Team, internal departments, and all stakeholders.

  • Always ensure effective management of the work teams and workloads.

  • Assist, where required with any complaints, and ensure these are handled in line with company policy/procedures.

  • Ensuring all information submissions are of a high standard (Daily Work Sheets, Data collection, Quality sheets etc).

  • Ensure all work under your control is delivered in line with Contractual agreements/specifications and agreed KPIs, and to company high standards.

  • Ensure all site records are to the highest standard and filed correctly.

  • Always communicate respectfully and politely to work colleagues and all stakeholders.

  • Carry out annual performance reviews, and regular 121 meetings with direct reports.

  • Manage all operational aspects of specific projects and activities ensuring on-time delivery, within planned costs, to the specifications and drawings to the agreed standard.

  • Take ownership of projects, responsible for ensuring the contract administration is in accordance with the company's integrated management system (IMS) and contract terms and conditions.

  • Conduct regular site visits and progress review meetings with the designated site team.

  • Work closely with the Site team to ensure successful planning of the sequence of the work, establishment of key dates and the workforce required by the project works.

  • Work with the commercial team on all contract-related issues e.g., variations, monthly CVRs, cashflow forecasts, end-of-life forecasts, interim progress applications for payment on account for the project works, negotiation and agreement of the project final account, and subcontractor accounts.

  • Monitor and ensure that the work of direct and subcontract resources is being carried out to specification and program, ensuring that defects are remedied where applicable.

  • Attainment of relevant targets and business goals, maximizing contract profitability.

  • Production/assistance of reports, presentations and drawings/designs as required.

  • Operational and technical support to the site team.

  • Weekly progress reports to assist in commercial management and financial reporting.

  • Proactively identifying and resolving mitigated project delivery issues with the client.

  • Any other appropriate duties as required on a contract/project basis or required by senior management to meet the requirements of the business.


  • CITB or equivalent in site safety management (SSSTS).

  • Minimum 3 - 5 years in a similar Management role.

  • Competent in use of MS Word, MS Project, Excel and Office Outlook.


  • National Grid Competent Persons.

  • Temporary Works Supervisor.

  • NRSWA Supervisor.

  • Proven experience within the Power/Utilities industry Experience of managing diverse teams/workforce.

  • Experience of working on site and in an office environment.

  • First Aid.

  • Fire Marshall.

  • Full Driving License.