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Operations Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH127202
  • Location: England, Kent, Gravesend
  • Sector: SMART Grid, Utilities
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 04/06/2018
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Operations Manager

My client is seeking a highly experienced Operations Manager who will be responsible for the delivery of maintenance and project activity related to cost, quality and time.

JOB PURPOSE:
The job focus will include being responsible for overseeing all operation and maintenance obligations of the project ensuring all aspects meet legislative, regulatory, safety, quality, cost and time requirements.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Organisation
*Build a high performing and motivated team that is valued by all key stakeholders and is capable of successfully and safely delivering each activity to cost, time and quality
*Ensures all direct reports have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities in successfully delivering client facing activities.
*Ensures all direct reports receive appropriate training to complete their activities, efficiently, effectively and safely
*Manage resources to ensure on time delivery identifying any changes to people and equipment. Ensure that resources are used efficiently and effectively
Management
*Report programme level operational and project
*Develop an effective working key account relationship with all key stakeholders (external / internal)
*Undertake additional activities commensurate with their job level and competency
Processes
*Accountability for managing the complete operational and project lifecycle.
*Develop a strategy and resource plan to manage the delivery of the project activities that ensure network performance targets are met.
*Manage all projects and operational budgets to ensure that spend is kept within agreed budget (tolerance) and operate within the financial governance and reporting framework.
*Ensure all work is delivered to its agreed requirements specification and quality criteria and that this can be formally demonstrated to clients and the business.
*Accountable for health, safety, welfare and environment performance and reporting for work delivery
*Identify, monitor and control operational, project work changes to ensure work remains within agreed scope, cost, time, quality and risk requirements
*Participate as necessary in contingency strategy planning development and actively participate in the event of the contingency plan being executed in a major event
*Maintain a suitable project plan to; identify work owners, delivery timelines and task dependencies
*Ensure plans are in place to deal effectively with supply failures and other incidents (including contingency planning) specifically:
Plans are tested and reviewed regularly
All staff are aware of their responsibilities and contribution
Outages are minimised
Incidents are dealt with effectively and safely

Essential Criteria:
*Extensive experience at a senior level in management including bid development, key client management, commercial strategy development, financial and contract management and a broad knowledge of contracts.
*Extensive knowledge and experience of business, project and contract risk management.
*Experience in project management, quantity surveying, change control and cost management.
*Excellent and well proven management and leadership skills.
*Experience and extensive knowledge of stakeholder management with key client customers, sub-contractor, consultants, supply chain and third parties.

Desirable:
*Acquired a Degree/Post Graduate qualification in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
*An understanding of risk evaluation techniques and experience in the use of estimating and analysis software such as Risk.
*Advance or intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, MS Project and other bespoke software packages.
*To possess strong and persuasive negotiating and influencing skills.
*Ability to manage time and to meet deadlines.
*To be skilful in decision making.
*Strong interpersonal skills.
*Proven analytical skills.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Client Delivery, and be responsible for the timely delivery of all commercial, and contractual support services at all the sites. Also they will have the necessary gravitas to routinely represent the company at operational and senior management level with external stakeholders.

For more information please contact Tom Eckersall at Spencer Ogden
tom.eckersall@spencer-ogden.com
0207 268 9290

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