Project Development Manager

Posted 29/05/2024 by Balfour Beatty UK

Fort Augustus

About the role

Own your career, and you can build something to be proud of at Balfour Beatty.

By joining our Power Transmission and Distribution team as a Project Development Manager in our Over Head Line Project on the Isle of Skye, you’ll work with true experts who’ll share their knowledge and provide support, encouragement, and invaluable feedback so you never stop learning.

Bring us your capability, and we’ll help you take it much, much further.

Roles include a generous subsistence package (subject to T&C's), Allowances, Pension, and career progression within the industry.

When it comes to developing our people, our Operational Site Management teams are award winning. Joining the team as a Project Development Manager, you’ll get to:

  • Secure a future in an industry that’s enjoying significant investment
  • Take pride in adding your talents to our focus on building sustainably Power for the future.
  • Benefit from our sheer scale and diversity by progressing quickly and exploring professional passions and established career paths

What you'll be doing

As a Project Development Manager you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Responsible for managing the community stakeholder manager & landowner interface engineer.
  • Responsible for applications and permissions for development of activities on the project.
  • Coordinates a standard and consistent approach to the delivery of projects on time, to cost and quality.
  • Supports improvements in project management processes, project reporting and set up assistance during; initiation, planning, design, delivery, monitoring, commissioning and handover/close out.
  • Provides general support to the project management team.

Who we're looking for

You will have the following:

  • Able to communicate effectively both verbal and written with all levels of the organisation
  • Good interpersonal skills that enable working relationships to be developed at all levels across the business and be able to negotiate and influence
  • Able to undertake work in high pressure situations with a flexible attitude
  • A record of a solutions-based approach to problem solving
  • Experience of working with numerous landowners at one time.
  • Organised and able to manage a busy workload.
  • Excellent communication skills and credibility with farmers, landowners and clients.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Up to date IT skills.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

Balfour Beatty’s Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support customers in the development of some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit (url removed)/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://(url removed)/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: (url removed)

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