Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 46817
  • Date Posted: 7 November 2019
  • Recruiter: UK Power Networks
  • Location: Gatwick, Surrey
  • Salary: £53,434
  • Bonus/Benefits: (Depending on Skills and Experience)
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Project Manager

Reporting to

Client Delivery Manager


Gatwick Airport



Reference Number


Job Family Level/Grade

Band D or E

CiP Level


Salary Range

Circa £53,434 (Depending on Skills and Experience)

Closing Date

19th November 2019


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date


We also provide the following additional benefits


  • Annual leave 25 days
  • Car allowance
  • Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks Services 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 several UKPN Services asset renewals projects (NAMP) and fee earning projects at Gatwick Airport but may be asked to work in other locations, to ensure successful pre and post contract management of all projects 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 Services governance and control process.
    Principal Accountabilities
  • 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.
  • Liaison with all disciplines within the UKPN Services Gatwick team to provide a consistent and appropriate strategy to exceed client expectation.
  • Manage the financial control of projects, ensuring the delivery of planned Gross Margins.
  • Ensure design and construction compliance with CDM.
  • Produce quotations in line with client & UKPN Services governance procedure.
  • Contract management in line with NEC 3.
  • Project programme management.
  • Manage workload. Take full responsibility and ownership of the success of projects.
  • Understand the HV and LV networks 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 you to display confidence and dedication.  
  • Produce and manage ITT together with procurement activities.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • An HNC in Electrical Engineering (or similar) is the preferred requirement. However, applications from candidates with a lesser qualification and a 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, Project and SAP.
  • Experience of the Project Governance and Control process and a commercial awareness would be advantageous. Experience of Primavera planning package would be preferable.


Personal Characteristics

  • Work as a Team Player in a dedicated team of project managers and support staff
  • You will 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 your contribution, including the requirement to monitor safety performance and compliance with the systems established to help maintain high safety standards.
  • Must be familiar with the safety legislation that is relevant to your 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 your area complies with all relevant safety and legal requirements.


If you do not have the full range of essential qualifications listed above, there may be an opportunity for further training.


If you do not have all experience needed, then we can offer a lower salary grade until you have the right experience.


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 particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.


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