Operations Manager

Cordant Technical & Engineering
£60000 - £70000/annum
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Operations Manager - East Midlands - £60,000 to £70,000 + 16% bonus + company car/ £7020/year allowance + whole family private health

Excellent opportunity to join one of the UKs largest utilities businesses in a senior position working on a long-term framework worth £30M per annum.

Company Overview

A very large contractor within the utilities sector, with multiple offices and depots all over the country. They have full NERS accreditation, are one of the top utilities companies in the UK, and have an excellent reputation in their market. Their business has grown rapidly, becoming one of the largest ICPs in the UK. The business has enjoyed a turnover of over in excess of £600M in the last financial year which has exceeded their growth forecast. It is truly a very exciting time to join the business.

The business has won a framework to manage the delivery of excavation works associated with the installation of LV-33kV cabling. In addition to this they are also responsible for a 365 day 24hr fault finding + rapid response service to their client.

Role Outline

Based out of either Derby or Rugby, this role involves management of an operation with an approximate turnover of £17M/ annum. The work involves complex programming of numerous teams to deliver both planned + reactive work as part of the framework. Process improvement and a focus on reducing S74s and FPNs, as well as effective resource allocation are key to this role. The work is split between planned and reactive works. As a rough guide the planned works can involve around 15-20 km of cable replacement and around (Apply online only) reactive faults per month.


* Management of a framework within the utilities sector.
* Knowledge of methods to improve operational efficiency.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* High volume low value works experience.
* Excellent management skills.
* P&L management.


* £60k - £70K basic salary
* Company Vehicle or £7020/ annum car allowance.
* Pension
* 16% Bonus
* Healthcare (whole family)
* Mobile Phone + laptop

Key skills/other job titles - Operations Manager, Programme Manager, Contracts Manager.

Key words: Cable laying, trenching, excavation, dig and lay, reinstatement, fault finding, rapid response, ducting, cable pulling, utilities, multi-utilities, water, power, gas.

Location - East Midlands

If you are interested in this position or would like to know more, please forward your CV or contact us in the

following ways:

Simon O'Brien on (Apply online only) or email

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