Garrison Utility Manager

Salary: 
 £40,000.00 -  £50,000.00 (Depending on Skills and Experience)
Closing date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 23:00
Employer: 
UK Power Networks
Type: 
Permanent



Closing Date

21st June 2019

Salary

 £40,000.00 -  £50,000.00 (Depending on Skills and Experience)

CiP (Bonus)

5%

Contract Type

Personal Contract

Employment Period

Permanent

Reference Number

45208

Department

UKPN Services: MUJV

Location

Tidworth

Reporting to

Operations Manager

Position

Garrison Utility Manager

 

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date

 

We also provide the following additional benefits

 

  • Annual leave 25 days
  • Personal Pension Plan  €“ Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On  €“ scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

 

INTRODUCTION

MUJV Limited is a joint venture company formed for the specific purpose of the Allenby Connaught contract as the full multi utility network provider for Aspire Defence. The equal shareholder companies are UK Power Networks Services and Veolia Water. The Works Contract is for the design and installation of all water, wastewater, gas and electricity infrastructure to over 350 new MoD assets and is between MUJV Limited and Aspire Defence Capital Works. The Service Contract is for the subsequent O&M of the new infrastructure as well as the continuing pre-existing network and is between MUJV Limited and Aspire Defence Services Limited. These obligations involve five garrisons in the Salisbury Plain area (Tidworth, Netheravon, Bulford, Warminster and Larkhill) and the Aldershot Garrison. The original contract commenced in March 2006.

The works and services delivery obligations have been subcontracted by MUJV Limited. Veolia Water has contracted responsibility for the water and wastewater infrastructure (works and services), UK Power Networks Services for the electricity infrastructure and G.S.Energy the gas infrastructure.  These subcontract agreements are for the duration of the Allenby Connaught contract.

 

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the MUJV Operations Manager, the role is to provide a single interface with client stakeholders on all Works and Services issues. This includes the timely installation of new infrastructure and response to Help Desk requests for Utility repairs.  In addition co-ordination of maintenance, reactive works and the construction of multi-utility services so that all are delivered to time and quality and with minimum disruption to the  working garrisons and related customers.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Act as the interface between MUJV and ADCW/ADSL, attending regularl meetings to ensure information flow between all parties to minimise impact to client operations.
  • Responsible for reviewing Utility designs, before construction commences, for their compliance with CDM regulations and the associated Approved Codes of Practice.  Design reviews are to cover buildability, maintainability, site co-ordination and contractual compliance, to ensure safe construction is achievable and that all foreseeable risks have been considered and eradicated or minimised.
  • Co-ordinate construction delivery minimising delays to programme.  With support from supply chain Programme Co-ordinators develop and monitor the short-term programme and identify any anomalies €™ that may impact upon final delivery. Ensure clarity of construction targets and manage supply chain to ensure resources are adequate.  Champion multi-utility culture and identify multi-utility construction opportunities.  Through client liaison ensure construction site plans protect the interests of MUJV.
  • Contract manage delivery of the construction programme and maintenance plan, by the MUJV supply chain for all activities on the Garrisons.
  • Ensure that Principal Contractor processes and procedures are complied with.
  • Act as an interface between the Supply Chain Partners and ADCW/ADSL to resolve any issues and provide information as required.
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports to MUJV as required for both Capital Works and Services.
  • Conduct site surveys to confirm that progress is maintained and any obstructions are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Conduct Pre Acceptance into Service snagging inspections and attend the formal Acceptance in to Service  meeting with ADCW on completion of construction.
  • Liaise between MUJV, ADSL & ADCW for all planned/unplanned isolation and disconnection works.
  • Conduct surveys on intended works to determine the Build ability of designs and record all issues related to those sites
  • Be an out of office point of contact for the Supply Chain Partners at scheduled intervals throughout the year.
  • Identify out-of-scope works and ensure all opportunities are captured within MUJV Commercial processes.

 

NATURE AND SCOPE

The ABP Works & Services teams are managed by the ABP programme Manager and Operations Manager respectively who report directly to the Managing Director.

The Garrison Utility Managers (GUM) report directly to the Operations Manager, each one being responsible for designated Garrisons in Aldershot and Salisbury Plain areas.

The Garrison Utility Managers responsibilities are divided into two groups: (encompassing)

  1. Aspire Defence Services Ltd.
  2. Aspire Defence Capital Works.

The GUM is responsible for ensuring that all maintenance and repairs as detailed within the scope of the Services contract are completed in a timely and professional manner.

Any work that is required beyond that defined within the contract scope is to be recorded and submitted for consideration as a change in scope. It is the part of the post holders €™ role to determine the work required and to present that for approval.

The GUM develops the Short Term Programme to ensure that the Capital Works progresses in accordance with required milestones and addresses any issues that may potentially prevent this.

Where issues exist within the work site, the GUM co-ordinates these with the ADCW representative to seek a mutual agreement.

Where this is not possible, the GUM €™s role is to   escalate and work with other relevant parties to re-design or develop other solutions.

The GUM will manage the Help Desk Requests of the Garrison by maintaining a close liaison with key client stakeholders so that all parties are fully conversant with work that is currently being undertaken or planned.

 

EXPERIENCE

This role requires a thorough understanding of Utility Networks. The individual should have at least five years management experience including experience of PFI Contracts with a good knowledge of Operations to understand relevant issues and requirements.

The job holder must be highly self-motivated, assertive, disciplined, and be able to deliver work to strict timescales, whilst working with minimal supervision.  Proven leadership and communication skills are essential for this position as the role includes direct liaison and establishment of effective relationships with the customer and employees at all levels within the organisation.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Capable of maintaining a clear focus on agreed goals to achieve expected results
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to lead others, and encourage the deployment of a best practice approach
  • Demonstrates sound judgement and business awareness
  • Enjoys a challenging and demanding role with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Willingness to own work and problems and see through to completion, whilst dealing with a diverse range of people
  • High degree of motivation and strong results orientation
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload effectively in line with business priorities
  • High financial awareness
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • High energy and personal drive, able to create impact and influence
  • Demonstrates integrity

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Equivalent of ONC or higher in a recognised engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs minimum Grade C or higher (including English and Maths) or equivalent
  • IOSH or equivalent
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office
  • Recognised management training course
  • An appreciation of CDM requirements

 

Health & Safety Responsibilities

 

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

 

Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied. 

 

If in doubt ask!

 

Security Responsibilities

MUJV €™s primary contract is carried out on behalf of the MOD and as such is subject to strict security provisions.

As such all MUJV secondees are required to achieve and maintain security clearance. Failure to do so will result in the individual being withdrawn from the project.

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