• Title
    Programme Director - Transmission and Distribution
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    General Management
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood are recruiting for a Programme Director for their Transmission and Distribution Business to manage activities as part of the UKPN ED1SON Alliance based in London and the South East of England.



    • You will be the overall client interface ensuring compliant delivery to the client, the company and adhering to HSSE standards.
    • You will provide leadership together with being the interface between businesses needs and project/contract delivery. 
    • You will act as the focal point of contact with project/construction managers responsible for the day-to-day management of projects and site activities.



    • You are responsible for ongoing management and development of the project portfolio within their regional area to ensure that desired business objectives are achieved, from initial bid proposal and securing of contracts through to successful project delivery/execution.
    • Leading and development of the assigned region to support effective and efficient delivery including growth within the programme. Accountable for the overall delivery and continuous improvement of the region and contributing to the overall success of the T&D business unit. Developing strong and productive working relationships with clients across many sectors and throughout all levels of the organisation.
    • Responsible for ensuring high standards and consistency in delivery management are applied across all aspects of the region aligned with Client, Project and Wood T&D business objectives.
    • To ensure the business successfully meets its key objectives, delivering works safely, being profitable and entering profitable commercial contracts.
    • Responsible for all P&L, client relationships, bids and tenders and operational projects within the assigned programme.
    • Lead the development and expansion of the designated regional area through overall leadership and management of the tender process and through proactively developing, maintaining and increasing client relationships.
    • Build strong working relationships. From clients through to sub-contractors, liaise, communicate and give professional guidance and build strong working relationships to all project stakeholders.
    • Responsible for the successful conclusion of all projects within their dedicated regional area across a range of T&D specialisms. Including, overall direction and management of projects from opportunity identification through to designated proposals/estimating to the handover to project/construction managers. Ensuring consistency with corporate and divisional strategy, consistency of process across projects and customer satisfaction with the services provided.
    • Determination and allocation of project resource, needs and competency. Facilitation with innovation and continuous improvements in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Acting as the 'Delegate' for project purposes, representing the divisional interests and assuming project responsibilities, including reporting status against a programme of projects to the T&D General Manager. 
    • Liaison with Commercial Director for Management for the Commercial Lead and ensuring the commercial viability of contracts. 
    • Management of budgets, understanding and delivering management information regarding each project, timely reporting of progress. 
    • Responsibility for the performance of all project managers and direct reports and ensuring they supervise and manage their own multi-discipline teams to ensure effective project delivery and cost control.

    Skills / Qualifications


    • University degree in relevant Science or Engineering disciplines
    • Extensive experience in the Transmission & Distribution Industry

    Demonstrable Essential Experience:

    • In management of an engineering construction services company, managing multi site, multi discipline teams
    • A wide range of understanding from working within the utiltiy/energy sectors and Distribution Networks (DNO)
    • In sales, engineering management, operational management of construction activities 
    • In delivering financial results against agreed targets
    • Knowledge of transmission and distribution in the UK and wider utilities

    Personal attributes:

    • You will ideally a person who is dynamic, a good communicator at both the project / business levels and who has a pragmatic approach in leading the business in the safe delivery of projects and profit.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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