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Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is a leading provider of Smart Grid products and services with a client list of network and utility companies across the UK and North America such as Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, Western Power Distribution, UK Power Networks, Avangrid, and Southern California Edison.  SGS products provide a platform to deliver innovative grid management solutions that meet existing and emerging objectives of network operators and users such as managing network congestion and facilitating progressive network services.

Project Manager

The primary responsibility for this post is to deliver high quality, on budget and on time projects to our expanding client base for both consultancy and system integration projects.  The focus of the role is ensuring that the projects are being delivered to the satisfaction of the client and coordinating activities internally.

Detailed accountabilities will include:

  • Reporting to the Practice Lead for Project Management to deliver client projects on time and to programme
  • Creation of project plans and management of project teams to deliver to plan
  • Taking responsibility for resource and financial control of projects, and reporting on project status Assistance in contracting new projects with clients including, where necessary, negotiation of commercial terms
  • Quality assurance role ensuring that project deliverables are to standard before issue or delivery
  • Liaison with clients and working directly with them to resolve particular issues where they arise
  • Ensuring compliance with an understanding of health and safety requirements
  • Managing sub-contractors
  • Advising and training colleagues on project management methods and tools

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of delivering processes and systems in relevant industries (electricity networks, renewables, telecommunications, control systems) with corresponding site commissioning experience
  • Delivery of systems with a significant software component, whether bespoke or product
  • Project management skills including an ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders, using internal staff, subcontractors, and consultants
  • Preferably with an engineering background
  • Experience of successful financial management of projects, managing both consultancy and systems integration
  • Experience in client relationship management
  • A self-starter attitude with the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team and manage diverse resources, internal and external
  • Educated to degree level plus sound numerical ability and IT proficiency
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills

Anticipated Start Date





Up to 7.5% pension match

Cycle to Work Scheme

Life Insurance

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