About The Role
Title: Senior Project Manager
Location: England (Hybrid)
Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation. The transition to clean energy is critical to helping us achieve the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) is at the heart of energy in the UK, we have a big part to play in supporting the delivery of a decarbonised energy system.
We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our Overhead Lines (OHL) and Substation team within the Infrastructure Development & Delivery business unit.
In this role you will be fully accountable for delivering high-profile complex projects safely, to quality and to time within regulatory allowances.
The team you manage will develop and deliver solutions to not only meet the technical needs of the NGET network today, but also ensure that our systems are fit for purpose in our net zero future with a key focus on sustainable construction in the early design stages to help meet the carbon neutral in construction business targets.
As a Senior Project Manager, you will be at the heart of delivering our major new infrastructure projects.
You will be leading a multidisciplinary team of Project Managers/Lead Project Managers and Project Supervisors through the whole project life cycle, from identifying the correct funding stream, operational and environmental optioneering/option selection, development of early design strategies and being accountable for detailed design, contract award and production of construction delivery Programmes, including regulation, governance and procurement activities.
You might not have experience of every accountability listed below. Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.
We’re looking for someone who is motivated and committed to getting their projects delivered safely, on time and to budget. Someone, who can inspire and empower our people for great performance.
You will have a background in project management/engineering, have strong commercial acumen and experience leading cross functional teams in an operational environment with a good understanding of financial management and reporting at Portfolio level.
A self-starter who is good at playing devil’s advocate and foreseeing potential problems.
Ideally, you will have a degree or qualification in project management, engineering, or equivalent experience.
You will need a driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK, and your time will be spent between home, office and site.
What You'll Get
- Salary up to £78,000 per annum
- Job Requirement Car
- 15% Annual Performance Based Bonus
- 28 days annual leave, plus eight statutory days
- Generous contributory pension scheme - we will double-match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%
- The option to buy additional or sell holiday days
- Financial support to help cover the cost of professional membership subscriptions, course fees, books, exam fees and time off for study leave – so long as it’s relevant to your role
- Access to several flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few
- Family care benefits including a back-up care service for when your usual care arrangements fall through (six paid days each year as standard with the option to purchase further days)
- Access to a numerous apps which support health, fitness and wellbeing
National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) is at the heart of energy in the UK. The electricity we provide gets the nation to work, powers schools and brings energy to life. Our energy network connects the nation, so it’s essential that it’s continually evolving, advancing, and improving.
In NGET we are passionate about both operating our network safely and providing highly reliable quality of supply for our customers. At the heart of achieving these outcomes is the effective control and operation of our network.
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The closing date for applications is 21st September 2023
At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.
Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.