Project Development Team Manager – Electricity Transmission

National Grid
Warwickshire / West Midlands
£55k - £65k
05 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017

Project Development Team Manager – Electricity Transmission

Salary: £55k - £65k

Location: National Grid Head Office, Warwick including travel to other sites around the UK

Benefits: 28 days holiday + 8 statutory days with option to buy or sell holidays, an annual performance bonus of us to 15% of your salary, generous pension scheme – you put in 6% we will double and match to 12% input, share incentive plans available, various flexible benefit salary sacrifice schemes. 

This is an exciting time to join National Grid as we evolve our business to meet the changing electricity needs for tomorrow and deliver our multi-billion pound investment programme to transform our electricity infrastructure whilst delivering on our customer and regulatory promises. The Network Management function within National Grid is at the core of planning, optioneering and developing a portfolio of electricity transmission projects to deliver our key business objectives. Within Network Management, there is now a fantastic opportunity to join the Project Development Department who are at the heart of developing our Electricity Transmission Projects.

The Project Development Team is accountable for developing and evaluating some of the largest electricity construction projects on the system, having a keen commercial eye on delivering the project’s scope, programme, safety and cost objectives before handing the project over to our delivery teams. Your team will be accountable for developing and evaluating various options for electricity transmission construction projects which address a wide range of electricity transmission system needs. The main responsibility for you will be to manage a team of Development Engineers and so, strong people-management skills will be the key to success.

About the Role:

  • Accountable for leading a team of 6+ Development Engineers, ensuring they have a comprehensive understanding of their projects, managing their interfaces and support contracts effectively;
  • Accountable for ensuring your team thoroughly develops the project, while understanding and effectively mitigating construction hazards and project risks. This will be demonstrated through the production of competent Project Execution Plans which will support the establishment of delivery contracts, and internal financial sanctioning.
  • Support in the production of high quality ‘least cost, fit for purpose’ capital investment project plans to enable contracting and delivery;
  • Effectively manage and mitigate the Project Execution Plan delivery risk, working together with the team to regularly review all projects;
  • Support your team in the resolution of complex issues;
  • Ensure that projects are developed in compliance with Safety and CDM regulations;
  • Leading a team towards process improvement, best practice, and strongly encourage personal development and great performance through mentoring and coaching;

About you

  • Ideally you will come from a construction or engineering background with experience in a similar role;
  • You will have proven experience in the project planning and programme management of multiple projects, interactions of projects at different stages and interfaces with other parts of the business through effective team leadership;
  • Chartered status or similar in the field of engineering or contract/project management would be highly desirable;
  • You will be commercially focused, cost driven and customer centric in your approach;
  • Knowledge of Electricity Transmission construction projects is highly desirable;
  • Team Leadership and evidence of development of a remote team is essential;
  • Having a drive for results using your knowledge to drive improvements to business processes is key to the success of this role.

Who We Are

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. Accredited training programmes and personal development courses are a part of life here. We value and encourage diversity of gender, race and thought, whatever your background. By helping you shape your career and get to where you want to go, we create a switched-on workforce. Which is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of creating new sustainable energy solutions.

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Application Process

Please submit your CV with you application and we will be in touch with either a a yes or a no confirmation.  If it's a no, we're sorry about that; please don't let this deter you from applying to other roles at National Grid.  If it's a yes, we will likely hold telephone interviews on 15th September with a view to face to face interviews at our Hams Lane office week commencing 18th September.

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