Assistant Project Manager

UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
£28174 - £42777/annum Salary dependent on experience
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose:

The role of the Assistant Project Manager (APM) is to Assist Project Managers (PM) and Senior Project Managers(SPM) in the delivery of the Capital Investment Programme of Projects and Connections projects. The APM will deliver work packages within a single project, across several projects or deliver in totality smaller value projects.

Principal Accountabilities:

- To Support the Project Manager or Senior Project Manager in delivering large and high profile projects, managing a number of contracts and key stakeholders.
- Support in gaining project approvals and subsequently manage project expenditure within the sanctioned budgetary limits. Governance gates B, C and D.
- Organise mission focused work team meetings including actions arising.
- Compile input to weekly safety reports.
- Assist with preparation of reports for monthly client reviews.
- Become a BTP superuser.
- To support the PM or SPM in the delivery of a portfolio of projects ensuring all safety, quality and environmental standards are adhered to.
- To support the PM or SPM in the timely delivery of a portfolio of projects, to required Programme and Output Dates.
- To support the PM or SPM in the monthly reporting of Projects.
- Where required compilation of Project Execution Plans (PEPs), Project Quality Plans (PQPs) and Contractual Documents.
- Support in identifying and managing project risks and opportunities.
- Ensure that project lessons learnt are captured and implemented within the team.
- Mitigating scope change and risk across projects.

Stakeholder Management:


- Sub Programme Manager EPN - The APM will ultimately report to.
- Senior Project Manager - The APM will take day to day direction and guidance from while delivering the projects
- Project Manager – the APM will take day to day direction and guidance from while delivering the projects
- Quantity Surveyor – Liaison with the commercial team to ensure data is accurate for project forecasts and expenditure information for reporting.
- Procurement - Liaison with current and future Supply Chain strategies and representatives for supply of contracts and materials.
- Design Team – Consultation with the Design engineers on the specification and design Progress for the delivery of the project to time cost and quality of the design deliverables
- HSEQ Team - for ensure safety is at the forefront of the project delivery
- Asset Management - Liaison throughout the project lifecycle to ensure scope and cost are managed and completed project meets project mandate.
- Connections Project Manager – Liaison with in the delivery of Customer funded projects
- Programme Management Office (PMO) – Support in the reporting of All project reporting- Monthly and yearly expenditure, Risk, Rigs, Review and acceptance of gate papers to allow project progression within UK Power Networks budget, time and quality parameters


- Local authorities, Councils, Police, Buses, Residents, Businesses
- Supply Chain Contractors
- Land Owners
- Leaseholders

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

- An engineering discipline or project management qualification to HNC level preferred ONC or equivalent required.
- Membership of a professional institute IEE, ICE or APM or equivalent preferred but not essential
- Safety Management CSCS / IOSH preferred but not essential
- Training will be provided to the right candidate
- Demonstrable work experience in a project management capacity

Key Attributes:

- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong written and verbal communications.
- Strong team working skills.
- Willingness to learn
- Willingness to take accountability and ownership.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft office applications
- Comply with standard policies and procedures

Please Note: Internal candidates who are still within a probationary period must obtain the written approval of their manager, which must be submitted with their application

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 are responsible for ensuring they fully 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 are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

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