Project Manager

Building the Swish Network is the next main focus of the business and it is time to recruit an experienced Construction Project Manager to support the next stage of growth. Reporting into the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager’s role is to coordinate the successful completion of the project deliverables, liaising with internal and external project stakeholders, on time and to budget, in line with the requirements set out under the NEC3 contract and the business requirements. 


  • Managing large scale telecoms projects deploying FTTH

  • Manage build programmes and organise a team to ensure the contractor delivers the operation as set out in the activity schedule provided by the contractor.

  • Manage and analyse the reporting requirements of the contractor and provide a summary of any major risks to the Senior Project Manager.

  • Compile a monthly report on H&S stating the number of audits completed by the H&S manager. Report any near misses and incidents immediately to the Director of Operations.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the CDM requirements of the contractor and ensure the contractor has in place the relevant personnel to manage the site safely under HSE.

  • NEC3 contract management activites

  • Replying promptly to communication throughout the duration of the project in line with the requirement of the contract. 

  • Assessing completion of activities within the activity schedule.

  • Assessing the payment amounts due to the contractor and certifying.

  • Managing all compensation events.

  • Certifying Completion

  • Regular reporting on the number of properties passed and properties ready for service

  • Identify the areas of the build that might accelerate the switch on of customers and liaise where appropriate with the contractor

  • Regular updates to the databases that feed the dashboards back in Head office..

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and managing the support functions who report into the role and rely on them appropriately to ensure the project is completed on time and to budget.

  • Manage payment certificates

  • Decide if delays to correcting defects will prevent the contractor from being paid

  • Manage the payment adjustments for each defect

  • Issue any Early Warnings to the contractor and try and resolve these without escalation to a compensation event.

  • Keep an up to date Risk Register and share regularly with the supervisor.

  • Changing the works information and giving clear instructions to the supervisor and the contractor.

  • Hold and manage Risk Reduction meetings on a regular basis with contractor and report the outcome of the meeting to the Operations Manager.

  • Regular communication with the Design Managers to ensure any changes are reflected in the Works Information pack and these changes are clearly shared with the contractor and supervisor.

Core skills required:

  • Previous experience in managing large scale telecoms projects deploying FTTH is essential

  • In depth knowledge of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

  • NEC3 contract – in depth knowledge and understanding of the NEC3 contract

  • Experience of building collaborative relationships with the contractor and project stakeholders, e.g. arrange one day “Kick off meeting” to discuss the day to day interaction between each party throughout the length of the contract.

  • Experience in avoiding compensation events and bringing them to a timely, amicable resolution when they do occur

  • Experience in handling defect correction periods and associated payments

  • In depth knowledge of the Openreach Network is essential.

  • Demonstrate the ability to talk the ‘same language’ as civils and cabling contractors.

  • CEMAR experience is advantageous.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft 365, Excel, PowerPoint and Project. GIS knowledge is beneficial.

  • An understanding of the technical part of the network rollout is required

  • Ability to read SLD and plans

  • Full Driving License that permits you to drive a vehicle in the UK

Our strategic goals:

  • To be recognised as the leading local provider of broadband services in terms of quality and value to our customers in the areas we operate.

  • To have a reputation for building cost efficient reliable and secure networks for our customers (HSE, Quality, Data protection).

  • To be responsive to changes in the market, technology and customer needs (agile, proactive, flexible).

  • To meet our long-term strategic plan by being focus on our KPI. 

  • To be a company where people want to come and work and grow ( team before individual empowerment, diversity, passion, ethics and recognition rich-culture.


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