Senior Project Manager
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Senior Project Manager

Date: 19-Oct-2021

Location: Allenby, Aldershot, GB



Senior Project Manager                                                                                                    

Reporting to

Client Delivery Manager


Project Allenby



Reference Number


Employment Period


Contract Type


Job Family Level/Grade

Band D

CiP/Bonus Level


Salary Range

£58,804 + car +bonus +benefits

Closing Date

1st November 2021


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date.


We also provide the following additional benefits


  • Annual leave 25 days
  • 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.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.




Job Purpose

Principally working on Project Allenby Connaught is a 35-year contract with the Ministry of Defence operating and maintaining a 33kV/11kV/400V private network. A lifecycle replacement programme of electrical utility assets together with a capital works delivery programme for the supply of infrastructure and connections to new and refurbished facilities. The individual will also be required to work on other projects of a similar nature across the UK Power Networks Sevices portfolio.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensure that a high standard of safety management prevails throughout all areas of responsibility and that safety performance is maintained within parameters defined by UK Power Networks. Promote the Incident and Injury free philosophy.
  • Promote Company’s initiatives and actively support the development and operation of the Company’s quality systems.
  • To identify client project requirements and exceed in client delivery expectations in verification and validation of requirements.
  • Manage projects throughout their lifecycle from Enquiry, through Quotation and on to completion in line with project processes.
  • Manage the financial control of projects, ensuring the delivery of planned Gross Margins.
  • Manage sub-contractors.
  • Ensure design and construction compliance with CDM.
  • Produce quotations in line with client & UKPN Services governance procedure.
  • Effectively manage workload. Take full responsibility and ownership of the success of projects.
  • An understanding of the HV and LV networks and civils groundworks would be advantageous; a can do and customer friendly attitude is most important.
  • Presentations to external customers and UK Power Networks senior management will require the candidate to display confidence and a professional attitude.
  • To liaise closely with the Project Design team in prioritising the critical capital workload and lifecycle works ensuring that projects are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring staff comply with Company procedures and deliver work to the required standards.
  • Programme coordination in order to carry out connections, maintenance, planned repairs and infrastructure projects so that they are delivered in a safe, timely and cost efficient manner.
  • Support daily planning, co-ordination and real time responsibility for the efficient utilisation of resources including directly employed staff and, if appropriate, contractors. Ensuring that sufficient work is available at all times in order to maximise the utilisation of resources.
  • Removal of barriers to the efficient delivery of work within and across all directorates.
  • Establishing a process of continuous improvement through Individual Performance Review, the development of staff and utilisation of new technology.


  • Dimensions

  • Staff: six to eight direct reports
  • Turnover: circa £6M per annum


As a project manager you will be expected to work on UKPN Services projects throughout the UK. Your initial place of work will be Project Allenby based principally at Aldershot.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • The successful candidate will have both a high degree of practical site experience and be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and commitment towards UKPN’s safety culture. The successful candidate will be someone who inspires those he/she mentors, setting the highest of standards in all areas including professional conduct. The role requires good communication skills and the ability to liaise with other
  • Qualified to Masters degree level or equivalent Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is a requirement and candidates will also require a strong track record and proven experience in site construction, project delivery of distribution networks (design or construction) in addition to staff management.
  • Experience and working knowledge of NEC contracts



An understanding and use of Microsoft Office packages Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

Experience of the Project Governance and Control process and a strong commercial awareness is critical.


Additional base level qualifications/courses are as follows:-

  • NEBOSH Certificate in construction.
  • Applicants must be able to achieve full Ministry of Defence Security Clearance.
  • Full UK driving licence


To recognise the significance of this position the successful candidate will also be expected to take a proactive approach towards continuing their professional development in the areas of engineering, safety, leadership and general management.


Measures of Success

Success will be measured by the Project Manager’s understanding and management in the following areas:

  • Safety Management.
  • Technical competence.
  • Adherence to internal and external safety systems and quality systems.
  • Customer Service Focussed.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • People Management.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Prioritisation & Decision Making skills.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Incident Investigation and reporting.
  • Effective project management.
  • Resource and change management.
  • Commercial awareness, financial management and cost control.


    Personal Characteristics

  • Work as a Team Player in a dedicated team of project managers and support staff
  • Able to prioritise and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willing to challenge and be different rather than accepting the status quo


    Health & Safety Requirements

    Must be committed to the General Safety Policy statement, Zero Harm and any related safety programmes, must be aware of his/her contribution, including the requirement to monitor safety performance and compliance with the systems established to assist in maintaining high safety standards.


    Must be familiar with the safety legislation that is relevant to his/her post and comply with the necessary statutory requirements. These will include the Health & Safety at Work Act, Fire Precautions Act and associated regulations. Ensure that the services provided in their area are in compliance with all relevant safety and legal requirements.



    Health & Safety Responsibilities


    Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.


    Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.


    Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.


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