Project Director Telecoms / Civils Network Build

Bluefire Consulting Ltd
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role: Project Director (Telecoms Fibre Network Build)
Location: Oxford - covering projects in the Oxon, Beds, Bucks regions
Package: to £100,000 & £30,000 bonus / £6,000 car allowance / stock options


Would the challenge of playing a key part in the delivery of some of the most cutting edge network build / FTTH programmes in the UK be something that catches your attention? If so, read on.

These programmes of work are going to shape how sections of the UK receive ultra-fast internet services and as such, we are looking to speak with Project Directors that can point to a proven track record associated with the construction and delivery of a telecoms network.

Ideally, this will be a fibre network but happy to speak with project directors from a utilities construction background with assumed knowledge of civils, network build and adherence to legislation within a large scale client and service partner delivery model within a NRSWA & HAUC environment.

This is not a political, red tape style environment and you'll be given the chance to influence and use your experience to get things done and working from home, you'll be leading new project areas around the Oxfordshire and surrounding counties region.

The Responsibilities:

The Project Director will lead a large team of employees and sub-contractors, taking responsibility for all build activities in order to deliver a fibre to the premises rollout that will be in excess of 100,000 homes.

This is a new position, and reporting to the board, you'll be asked to shape and influence the in-house delivery function alongside managing contract partners. You'll also have senior level dealings with both local and central government on programmes worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

As Project Director, you can expect to be involved in all aspects of delivery, driving rollout success and meeting or exceeding time, cost and quality metrics. The team will look for you to inspire and lead them, both personally and operationally.

Some of the delivery function is in place, but you'll be responsible for building, managing and developing the delivery team as required alongside the 3rd party management of partners across a major project region. This delivery function includes civils, delivery and project management alongside teams responsible for resource planning, materials procurement; inventory management and communication

You'll be the face of the delivery programme and you'll take responsibility for delivery on time, budget and to required quality.

Who are you?

A known figure within the UK network build industry, with the reputation and gravitas needed to deliver new build and deployment projects on this scale. A senior level strategist and relationship builder who can point to tier one managed partner contract management.

Your background will be project management in either telecoms fibre network build, utilities or civils and you`ll be able to point to a track record of success within a NRSWA regulated environment.

This is essential, so a proven track record in the construction of a network is a must. It is also a highly client facing role, and experience of working on or around BDUK projects would be a significant advantage, as would exposure to NEC3 contracts.

Credibility, charisma, confidence and the ability to influence will be paramount to success in this role This is a fast moving, high pressure delivery environment. It is fluid and fairly unstructured and you'll need to plan and execute strategy whilst keeping the passion and enthusiasm that make this company a great place to work.

Location and Package:

You'll need to live in or around Oxfordshire or Berkshire.

Basic salary to £100,000 with 30% bonus, £6,000 car allowance and company stock options.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.