Requisition ID: 254459Relocation Authorized: None Telework Type: Part-Time Telework Work Location: Birmingham
Bechtel Job Title: Utilities Manager
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We are currently recruiting for long term career professionals, with an initial assignment supporting HS2. As a Delivery Partner, Bechtel provides good engineering, environmental, engagement and project management support for the Phase 2b of HS2. We focus on the delivery of Hybrid Bill through the parliamentary process and advice to HS2's sponsor, the Department for Transport, to assist her Majesty's Government in making and implementing investment decisions.
HS2 is a hugely important project for the country as it will generate economic opportunities for those communities and businesses between Birmingham, Manchester, East Midlands and beyond. HS2 will play an increasingly important part in the post Covid-19 pandemic recovery and this team is a key part of the engine to make this happen.
This role provides the opportunity to work from home part of the time and in the Birmingham office approximately 5 days per fortnight.
1. JOB PURPOSE
The Utilities Manager supports the Utilities Programme Manager and will work closely with the Senior Stakeholder Managers (Technical) to ensure delivery of the utilities design activities required to meet the HS2 programme and manage / arrange the utilities design across area teams. The Utilities Manager supports negotiation, reporting and contract processes with utility companies, local authorities and other relevant project partners, and will dispute submissions to assure a best practice and cost effective proposal, including design integration, petition reduction and management and the development of commercial arrangements to facilitate planning and development of utility designs and programme activities.
2.1. Manage and arrange the delivery of all utilities related works across the areas teams, ensuring that their interdependencies are incorporated.
2.2. Support negotiation, reporting and contract processes with utility companies, local authorities and other relevant project partners through working in close conjunction with the Engagement Teams (Technical).
2.3. Identify and escalate risks, issues and concerns of delays promptly and effectively.
2.4. Provide progress reports as required.
2.5. Facilitating and supporting key meetings (internal and external) with recording, writing and
2.6. informing actions and key points.
2.7. Assist and guide the area teams, drawing on expertise from within HS2 to inform and support PSCs in delivering consistency of design in relation to utilities.
2.8. Act as the interface between Technical Directorate and the area teams ensuring design development and issues are consistently addressed.
2.9. Explore technical opportunities for developing innovation and value engineering across the Phase Two network.
2.10.Work with the central utilities, finance and planning teams to arrange existing budget controls and future budget requirements for utility works
2.11.Work with the HS2 commercial agreements, land and property, procurement and legal teams alongside the Phase 2b central and area teams in developing and coordinating the Phase 2b utility strategy; including identification and incorporation of lessons learned through discussion with the stakeholders, Phase 1 and Phase 2a teams.
2.12.Work with the hybrid Bill team, powers and protective provisions agreements teams to ensure a coordinated approach to delivery of the Phase 2b hybrid Bill and post submission requirements; including monitoring, tracking and mitigation of petition risk
2.13.Presentation of strategies and/or governance papers as required to ensure correct governance is obtained and maintained.
2.14.Ensure strong and auditable records are maintained.
2.15.Ensuring compliance to HS2 governance procedures during all stages of work.
3. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
3.1. Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.
3.2. Chartered engineer (or equivalent relevant experience).
3.3. Ability to carry out robust independent checks on a wide variety of designs and produce, interpret and assess specifications, standards and technical reports.
3.4. Ability to resolve complex design problems, demonstrating a tenacious approach to tackling problems whilst maintaining attention to detail.
3.5. Track record of working within utilities projects with multiple stakeholders.
3.6. Technical and commercial knowledge of the UK utility sector and the ability to confidently engage with the industry on these subjects
3.7. Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a range of multidisciplinary stakeholders, demonstrating excellent influencing skills.
3.8. Ability to communicate, engage and influence a variety of external stakeholders at public forums.
3.9. Ability to communicate complex issues to stakeholders.
3.10.Strong written and spoken communication skills, strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
3.11.Strong team management, planning and organisational skills, and the ability to deliver under pressure to meet tight deadlines whilst gathering input from other functions.
3.12.Extensive experience of managing design and engineering, ranging from feasibility to detail design, working on a large, complex infrastructure project.
3.13.Experience in cost forecasting and management of stakeholder accounts with emphasis on application for payments.
3.14 NEC3 level experience essential
3.15 Experience of diversions across ALL utility sectors
3.16 Demonstrable CDM experience
4. DECISION MAKING
4.1. Makes complex technical and managerial decisions with respect to the review and assessment of engineering design, negotiating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure consistency and ultimately compliance with standards and regulations.
4.2. Works to develop guidelines, principles and policies to provide consistency. Some highly complex decision making may be escalated to Head of Route Engineering or made collectively with input from Senior Area Engineers or Area Managers.
5. FACTS AND FIGURES
No direct budgetary responsibility but indirect impact on HS2 budget.
6. OTHER CONTEXTUAL
6.1. Utilities Manager works within the Central Engineering Team providing an essential specialist engineering role. This role involves extensive interaction with multidisciplinary teams across engineering functions as well as providing the link between the area teams and Technical Directorate. In addition, the Utilities Manager is expected to lead discussions and negotiations with utilities stakeholders.
6.2. The role involves regular travel to meetings and events outside the normal place of work and may require flexible working in order to meet project deadlines.
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What you can expect from us:
At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is acted to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:
· Flexible Working
· Private Medical Coverage
· Life Insurance Program
· Pension Scheme
· Employee Assistance Program
· Long Term Disability Scheme
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Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. www.bechtel.com
Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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