• Title
    Project Manager - Overhead Lines
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood, Transmission and Distribution are recruiting for Project Managers with Overhead Lines experience for various projects across the UK. 


    The role will be be responsible for the management and delivery of assigned projects and all aspects of development and performance management, ensuring that projects are delivered safely and within the financial & programme requirements in alignment to Wood, T&D & client objectives.


    As this is a site based role, multi-site and substantial experience of running multi-million-pound projects safely to time and to budget is essential along with and experience of working on National Grid & similar overhead lines transmission operators. 


    Purpose of the Role

    • Assist in the preparation of win plans for strategic bids and tenders.
    • Responsible for the successful delivery of all stages of an assigned projects to meet the key programme milestones.
    • Provide support and preparation for the mobilisation of new projects.
    • Accountable for the approval of the scope of works, the plan and estimate for each element of the project.
    • Accountable for team consistency in the preparation and presentation of project controls to be deployed on the project, including but not limited to; PMP, QA/QC Plan, project programme, risk & change management, EVM analysis, internal budget control and cash flow throughout.
    • Prioritising the assignment of project resources and resolving conflicting requirements to actively seeking to improve and optimise project delivery. Ensure that performance management ethos and practice is adopted by project delivery teams.
    • Achieving a consistent high standard of project programming and producing monthly reports
    • Ensuring the successful resolution of issues and challenges on individual projects as required. Providing guidance and leadership and when necessary acting in the role of trouble-shooter.
    • Demonstrate effective individual and collective SHE leadership and promote enthusiastic SHE culture. Manage Safety through early development incorporating life cycle designs that minimise risk to personnel. Drive the “Safety by Design” philosophy through the project delivery process.
    • To work within established Company policies and procedures to address breaches of the SHE policies or management systems where necessary.
    • Ensuring that any lessons learned and innovation are applied internally within the Wood T&D business.
    • Enforcing standards of quality and professionalism for each stage of the project lifecycle.
    • Monitoring compliance with, and the monitoring of NEC Contract terms and conditions, scope of work and variations log, NEC Contract terms and conditions, scope of work and variations log with sub-contractors.
    • Managing the Programme of Works, Quality Plan and Project Risk Register.
    • Promote company values and standards and exhibit appropriate behaviour in accordance with Company ethos demonstrating safety, integrity & commitment at all times.
    • In accordance with our certification to the standards OHSAS 18001, ISO9001:2000 and ISO 14001 each employee will comply with and contribute to the effective implementation of the: Health and Safety policy, Quality Policy and Environmental Policy.
    • Undertake any other duties as and when necessary to meet the varying demands of the business and satisfy the needs of the role


    Skills / Qualifications

    Skills and Experience

    • Experience of leading and managing project teams on OHLs projects through all phases of design, construction, commission and close out, including Programme / Project management / Planning skills.
    • Experience of managing the design requirements for OHLs projects inclusive of commercial budgets.
    • Experience of developing and managing good working relationships with client and sub-contractors.
    • Knowledge and working understanding of OHL installation techniques.
    • Fully conversant with NG Technical Standards, polices and procedures.
    • Understanding of Engineering Principals and knowledge and understanding of and belief in the principles of CDM.
    • Verbal and written communication skills.
    • Financial and Commercial understanding with a good working knowledge of NEC forms of contracts.


    • Engineering qualification (Degree / HND / HNC) or equivalent industry track record
    • Recognised HSSE qualification i.e. NEBOSH
    • Project Management qualification
    • National Grid Authorisations
    • Commercial and Contractual awareness
    • Ability to lead and build project teams
    • Be able to work away from home regularly and for prolonged periods
    • Hold a full driving licence
    • Produce a negative result for the compulsory Drugs and Alcohol test
    • Hold Proof of Right to work within the European Union


    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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