Job Description

Would you like to join us on our journey? where striving for zero carbon isn’t just aspirational but a reality.
Our client thrives on being part of a customer focused team that likes to put their people first. Committed to building their teams to represent the local communities and promoting the importance of inclusivity at work. Their aim is to always encourage, support and develop people to ensure everyone reaches their full potential.

They have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join their Customer Delivery team in Preston, Carlisle or Salford areas, with travel around the North West region.

Role
To take full ownership of customer driven projects and to deliver a first class customer service in the provision and alteration of major electrical connections.

Key responsibilities:
* Represent our client in all aspects of the project.
* In conjunction with the Grid & Primary Programme Manager, receive new Grid & Primary connections projects from the Bid team following Customer acceptance, register and routinely update those projects in all the relevant databases and company systems.
* Attend project and site meetings as required for the safe and efficient execution of the project.
* Develop and maintain all required project documentation and reports, ensuring reports are issued in a timely manner.
* To lead the project team and ensure all aspects of the project are appropriately resourced and tasks are allocated and fulfilled in a timely manner.
* Monitor the safe delivery of Grid & Primary connection projects by regular audit, near miss reporting and engagement with relevant stakeholders.
* To develop and support our continuous improvement agenda & change initiatives in line with our monthly customer feedback and known customer requirements.
* To support the Grid & Primary Programme Manager (Delivery), develop and maintain strong business stream reporting and champion change process implementation. Further development of new business opportunities with both existing and potential customers

What they are offering
The opportunity to work for a dynamic and innovative organisation. A competitive salary (depending on skills and experience) plus an attractive benefits package, bonus scheme, 25 days annual leave increasing up to 30 days with a service, with the option to buy more, bank holidays, car allowance, private healthcare, contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14%, plus many areas for professional development.

What they are looking for:
To be a successful Project Manager you will be driven to deliver quality projects, you will take pride in your work, you will be competitive and hungry for success.
With a willingness to take ownership and responsibility for your projects, both financially, progressively and the teams working on them. Understanding that building and managing relationships is key.

Skill and experience:
* Knowledge of technical and regulatory codes of practice
* Excellent project schedule management
* Commercial astuteness and budget control management
* Commercial forecasting and revenue reporting
* Risk and issue management
* To be results focused and able to deliver under their own initiative
* Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written is essential, including the ability to produce clear and concise project reports (utilising the full suite of MS Office software).
* Experience of managing projects within the Utility sector is essential, experience of managing electrical distribution projects at 33kV and/or 132kV is an advantage
* Experience of managing a portfolio of projects is an advantage
* Experience of customer facing operational / project delivery is essential
* A track record of improving customer satisfaction is an advantage