Utility Consultant

R-037365
Bristol
  1. Cities & development

An exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, growing team in a world-renowned consultancy. Atkins Utility Management Solutions business is looking for an experienced utility consultant to deliver a range of services to its growing client base. Working on behalf of clients from a range of sectors, the successful candidate will manage the utility aspect of projects, ranging from residential and commercial developments through to highways and infrastructure schemes.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Educated to GCSE “O” level standard
  • Project Management (traditional PRINCE / APM) (desirable)

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to deliver value to clients through effective and proactive utility management
  • Experience of working in a utility procurement and management role, or a background in fulfilling such a role working for a house builder or developer
  • Detailed knowledge of the prescribed processes for procuring utility works
  • Knowledge of the construction and / or engineering industry
  • An appreciation of relevant legislation including the New Roads and Street Works Act, as well as Acts that are specific to the utility sector
  • Experience in technical aspects of utility works, including loading calculations, network reinforcement and design, along with the ability to understand the impact of utility constraints on a scheme.
  • An understanding of the utility market and competition in connections
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary project team
  • Ability to challenge utilities on their cost proposals
  • Computer literate, and experienced in all Microsoft applications
  • Full clean driving licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of energy supply contracts and generation connections
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and other GIS systems/drawing software
  • Experience in preparing fee proposals and supporting bids and tenders
  • Other relevant qualification

The job role will include the following:

  • Advising on procurement strategies for new utility connections, diversionary works and disconnections
  • Coordination of utility works on behalf of clients, ensuring that works are completed in line with client programs
  • Assessing utility plans and undertaking feasibility studies, identifying risk areas and potential costs
  • Performing the coordination of technical aspects of utility works between the client and the utility companies
  • Advising clients on ways to minimize risks to their project arising from utility matters
  • Managing the utility aspects of projects with a range of values and requirements
  • Attending design and progress meetings with utility companies and clients, at times on active building sites
  • Preparing coordinated utility drawings using AutoCAD software
  • Interpreting client utility requirements and understanding scheme drawings
  • Presenting client schemes to relevant utilities and procuring relevant costs and designs
  • Reviewing utility designs against client designs, to identify potential risks and savings
  • Challenging utility costs where appropriate
  • Be able to interpret client proposals and consider the impact on existing utility assets
  • Calculating anticipated load requirements for a range of building types
  • Simultaneously managing numerous projects, chasing utilities for responses to ensure project milestones are met
  • Writing detailed, accurate reports

The Individual

  • Attention to detail and work with the minimum of supervision
  • Be able to work to strict deadlines
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Able to work as a member of a team, as well as individually
  • Highly motivated, positive personality
  • Able to adopt a flexible approach to varying workload
  • Conscientious, customer focused, able to prioritise workload, good communicator both verbal and written

Training

  • Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.  These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.  We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.
  • Additional Information
  • Site and client visits may be required, UK wide
  • Occasional requirement to work longer hours to meet deadlines
  • Desire to take on secondments advantageous

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.


If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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