Project Manager
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Project Manager

Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Potters Bar, Borehamwood, GB


Project Manager

Reporting to

East of England Major Connections Manager



Business Unit and Department

Major Connections EPN

Reference number


Employment Period


Contract Type

PMSNF Company Agreement

Job Family Level/Grade

Band D

CiP/Bonus Level


Salary Range

£58,804  + Car + Benefits

Closing Date

12th December 2021


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date.



  • 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

To project manage a number of connections for Major Connections EPN to ensure successful pre and post contract management of all projects in order to exceed the customer expectations. To complete project management through full life cycle of the project from initial enquiry through to post investment appraisal in line with the UK Power Networks Project Governance and Control process.


Principal Accountabilities

  • To exceed customer expectations.
  • Manage projects throughout their lifecycle from Enquiry, through Quotation and on to completion in line with PG and C process.
  • Liaison with delivery partners; both during the Design and Programme Delivery for the pricing and delivery of new connections solutions.
  • Liaison with Asset Management  to obtain point of connection information and develop strategies for delivering customer requirements
  • Manage the delivery (not doing the delivery) of new connections major projects.
  • Manage the financial control of projects, ensuring the delivery of planned Gross Margins.
  • Ensure compliance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
  • Produce quotations in line with our Licence Conditions ensuring regulatory compliance of all projects (LC12, LC15, LC15a).
  • Work with customers and government offices to progress long term strategies for the connection of new load for the expansion of development areas.
  • Effectively manage workload. Take full responsibility and ownership of the success of projects.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions, Liquidated Damages and contracts for major construction projects.
  • Liaison across the company with marketing and key account management, Finance, Legal, Regulation and network governance to ensure a consistent and appropriate strategy to exceed customer expectation.
  • An understanding of the HV and EHV networks in one or more of the footprints 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.
  • Produce and manage ITT in conjunction with Procurement for cable and plant installations.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

A HNC in Electrical Engineering (or similar) is the preferred requirement. However, applications from candidates with a lesser qualification and a strong track record in either project management or distribution networks (design or construction) would be welcomed.

An understanding and use of Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project) is preferred.


Experience of the Project Governance and Control process and a strong commercial awareness would be advantageous.


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 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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