Project Manager – Diversionary Works

Potters Bar (Nationwide coverage)

Role Description

You will be project managing diversionary schemes on our client’s networks throughout the United Kingdom. Based in Potters Bar you will be expected to travel and attend project meetings around the UK.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of both civils and fibre, have commercial experience in estimating and demonstrable knowledge of the NRSWA 1991 and the Code of Practice for Diversionary Works. You will be adaptable, with high levels of initiative and a keen eye for detail and process. 

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A proven track record in telecoms planning or utilities construction
  • A comprehensive knowledge of NRSWA and CoP for Diversionary Works legislation and its application.
  • The ability to liaise and maintain good relationships with clients, Local Authorities, 3rd parties and operational staff.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • An ability to work proactively, accurately and methodically under pressure and to strict deadlines and be able to be reactive to changing situations as and when they occur.
  • A thorough understanding of health, safety and quality practices and procedures.
  • PC literacy with a sound knowledge of MS Office and MS Project.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities

You will be an integral part of the Planning Team, working with the Operations Managers, Project Managers and Contract Quantity Surveyors to manage our clients’ diversionary works projects and enquiries. This will be done through the implementation of best practice, developing procedures and undertaking tracking and reporting for continuous improvement. 

You will provide a first-class service at project management level, ensuring diversionary projects are delivered on time, within budget and to specification, whilst promoting a positive image of the company and our clients. Your key tasks will be to manage diversionary works enquiries from the C3 budget estimate stage to C9 reconciliation whilst remaining compliant with current legislation.

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Senior Project Manager – Diversionary Works, you will manage our clients’ diversionary works from C3 to C9 stage according to the Code of Practice for Diversionary Works.

C3 STAGE 

  • Receive preliminary drawings of proposed works from customer (Local Authority, Highways Agency, Housing Developer etc). 
  • Log C3 Budget Estimate requests; prepare draft scheme drawings and budget costs. 
  • Issue C3 Estimate (letter, C3 Budget Estimate summary and drawings). 

C4 STAGE 

  • Receive C4 Detailed Estimate request and update Diversion Work Log
  • Liaise with QS and arrange for an invoice to be issued for the survey / planning stage.
  • Liaise with Ops Management and arrange / carry out the detailed survey. 
  • Prepare detailed cost estimate and revise scheme drawings.
  • Issue C4 Detailed Estimate (letter, C4 detailed estimate and drawings).
  • Liaise with QS and arrange for an invoice to be issued for the main works.

WORKS EXECUTION (C5 – C7 STAGES) 

  • Prepare the Scope of Works document for civils and cabling work.
  • Liaise with the customer / Operations Managers to arrange work the work programme.
  • Compile Risk Assessments and Method Statements for the Operations teams and issue.
  • Update the client and customer with regular progress reports.

C8 – C9 STAGES

  • Liaise with Contract QS to complete final reconciliations.

Arrange / request invoices for final payment and Update Diversion Works Log

Skills and Experience Required

The ideal candidate will have a wide experience of telecoms civils and cabling utility works, together with project management skills and commercial acumen.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven track record in telecoms planning or utilities construction.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of NRSWA and CoP for Diversionary Works legislation and its application.
  • The ability to liaise and maintain good relationships with clients, Local Authorities, 3rd parties and operational staff.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • An ability to work proactively, accurately and methodically under pressure and to strict deadlines and be able to be reactive to changing situations as and when they occur.
  • A thorough understanding of health, safety and quality practices and procedures.
  • PC literacy with a sound knowledge of MS Office and MS Project.

Previous experience of managing utility diversionary works is preferable. Training will be provided.

People Management 

The appropriate candidate must be assertive and confident when liaising with Developers, Project Managers, Local Authorities and other stakeholders. You will be a team player and be able to demonstrate proven team leadership /management skills and the ability to motivate co-workers. 

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