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Assistant Project Manager/ Electrical Supervisor

UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd

Bury St. Edmunds



Posted: 17/05/2024

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78951 - Assistant Project Manager/ Electrical Supervisor

This Assistant Project Manager/ Electrical Supervisor will report to the Lead Operational Engineer and will work within UK Power Networks Services based in our Bury st Edmunds office. You will be a permanent employee.

You will attract a salary of £51,245 plus car and a bonus of 3%.

If you are successful, you will need to undertake a medical and DBS reference check

Close Date: 30/05/2024

We also provide the following additional benefits

Annual Leave
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.

Main Job Purpose:

You will manage the team, with regard to safety, time, cost, quality and utilisation, such that the work programme is delivered to the highest possible standard, and to our client's requirements. We ask that you have a sound understanding of cost and change management for changes in site work. You will manage circa 5-15 craft staff both direct and contractor.

You will work independently and an adaptable approach to problem solving is important. You will be expected to develop a working relationship with the client.

You will manage the craft and field staff team and sign timesheets.

You will ensure safety management throughout the team in all areas of your position's responsibility following the UK Power Networks Services Stay Safe directive

Principle Accountabilities:

Work with the Lead Operational Engineer to ensure that all programmes of work are delivered to time and budget following contractual commitments to time, cost and quality.
Work with Lead Operational Engineer, Operational Engineers, staff and Schedulers in the Region to ensure the best utilisation of all staff. Ensure utilisation of staff resources in compliance with company policies and
Manage resources for individual projects identifying any changes needed (people and equipment).
Follow Client and UK Power Networks Services Operations and Procedures
Ensure the compliance with the Distribution Safety Rules during all activities.
Ensure regular reporting of progress and performance to governance bodies and partners.
Ensure stakeholders support for and perception of project performance and delivered value remains high i.e. are kept informed of project progress, change and risk
You will meet with UKPN Services' client's project managers and planners, to agree a resource programme of works, arrange the appropriate labour to be available to work on the projects. Put operatives to work making sure they understand the tasks and use a safe system of work. Ensure projects team staff attend Tool Box talks and receive relevant site inductions.
Put staff and contractors to Work under a Safe System of Work, provide daily guidance of works on site, check Method Statements and Daily Point of Work Risk Assessments are in place
Manage all contractors/staff working on site and training of Apprentices
Undertake site visits to survey planned works and collaborate with Main Contractors.
Order of plant and material following project requirements.
Undertake additional activities determined by the job level and competency
Develop business relationship with the Clients Engineering and Project Management teams and their appointed principal contractors
Manage excavating teams and contractors
Demonstrate visible leadership by regular site visits
Read and interpret utility drawings
Understand operational and 1:500 diagrams
Collaborate with the client and other partners to ensure project delivery
Be an ambassador for UK Power Networks Services

Nature and Scope

You will be subject to pre-appointment drug screening following the UK Power Networks policy on "Alcohol and Drugs".

You will work as part of a team of technicians, jointers and fitters that report to the Lead Operational Engineer and have the support of experienced Field Engineers and Supervisors.

You will be predominantly based in the UK Power Networks Services area with work being undertaken on customer owned sites on a contractual basis. You will also travel and work anywhere within the UK on customer owned sites.

Skill and Educational Requirements

The following skills and attributes are important to this role:

City and Guilds 232 or 236.
NVQ level 3
NRSWA certification
Evidence of training, such as a CIS card, of a site supervisor or operative.
UKPN Substation entry, LV and HV competencies desirable.
Experience with electrical distribution and be familiar with organisational procedures and ensure their implementation at local level.
Experience of the Business from an operational and technical perspective
Understand the range and type of both professional and trade skills that are important in delivering field work.
Have a technical background; typically, from a Fitter/ Jointer background.
We ask that you help achieve UK Power Networks' targets.
You will either hold an Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) certificate in managing health and safety, or be willing to obtain this IOSH certificate within a timescale agreed with your manager. (New recruits will need to pass the IOSH managing qualification within six months of being appointed to the role).
An understanding of the range and type of both professional and trade skills that are necessary in delivering field work is required.
Flexibility and able to work in a team environment.
Must have a clean driving licence and be able to complete and pass an Airside driving test..
Obtain a Client Infrastructure Security Passes (providing a traceable work history and criminal records check).
Fit and willing to be trained to work in confined spaces

Personal Skill

The following are important attributes for this role:

Safety focus
Must be client focused
Demonstrating a clear understanding of which elements of the project are important to its success
Be able to work on their own or as part of a team

Any training required will be provided to you

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 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 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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