Project Manager

Posted 05/06/2024 by Balfour Beatty UK


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 Manager you will be have overall accountability for successful project delivery including; planning, design, delivery, monitoring, commissioning and handover/close out on our ASTI Overhead Line and Cabling Projects

What you'll be doing

  • Hold periodic project reviews and update the Digital Briefcase
  • Ensure reports provide relevant information to enable decisions to be made
    which are informed, cost effective and in line with overall business strategy
  • Prepare and present both internal/external reports and liaise with stakeholders
  • Ability to interrogate designs and challenge inputs and deliverables
  • Ensure reports provide relevant information to enable decisions to be made
    which are informed, cost effective and in line with overall business strategy
    Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm & keep up to date with changes in
  • Carry out Safety & Environmental Tours/promote observation and safety
  • Lead Accident/Incident Investigations and monitor effectiveness of the H&S Management System and implement improvement actions
  • Review RAMS and accepting subcontractor RAMS
  • Develop H&S plan and ensure it is treated as a live document and ensure sufficiency and competency of workforce
  • Coordinate and manage all project activities and internal functions and identify and control resource to deliver works
  • Develop, implement and update resource allocations plans and raise
    appropriate requests
  • Develop high performing teams, promote a pipeline of talent and assist with
    internal training through supporting, guiding, motivating and empowering the
    team. Using the resources available through training, mentoring and
    performance management.
  • Lead risk/opportunity reviews, ownership of the Risk Register and
    recommend/implement changes. Log and escalate any issues that cannot be resolved at delegated level of authority
  • Manage subcontractors, including monitoring of contractor attendance and
    progress, providing direct instruction and support as necessary, such that
    contractual arrangements are achieved
  • Ensure assurance activities (audits) are undertaken and take appropriate
    action on findings and lead working groups on focused improvement areas
  • Monitor progress and implement Short Interval Control processes/hold weekly
    meeting and ensure production of operational milestones reflect master schedule and customer expectations

Who we're looking for

  • Formal qualification in project management or equivalent experience
  • In depth understanding and practical experience of NEC contracts
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Previous experience in delivering 132KV to 400KV Projects

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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