Utilities Supervisor

Daria Tkach
£50-55k + car
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A Utilities Supervisor is needed to join a leading property company based in Bedfordshire and London that works all around England.

Project Details

A Utilities Supervisor is needed to join a leading property company based in Bedfordshire and London that works all around England.

The Utilities Supervisor role is to provide project support to the Utilities department and to efficiently and effectively assist in the delivery of utility delapidation  and replacement work across the UK.
Project values vary widely between £100k to £500k for works to up to 200 units based at up to 15 sites at any one time.

Working as a part of the Project Management team, you will report directly to the Head of Utilities within the organisation. It is expected that your time will be split 3 days on site or in the office (either Bedfordshire or London) and 2 days working from home.

Your key tasks will be to supervise and manage residiential utility dilapidations works and occasional utility replacement works.  These can be for power, potable water & drainage to houses being renovated for sale on the open market.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage the commissioning of desk top utility studies for newly acquired housing sites relating to utility repairs required to be able to finish and sell homes.  Proceed to then instruct work required to contractors
  • Act as day-to-day contact for Consultants and Contractors appointed to undertake surveys of private utilities infrastructure and to complete the specified works
  • Spend time supervising and checking contractors work matches the agreed consultant specification and standard for works. 
    This will involve travel to sites around the UK for 2-3 days a week.  Most sites can be visited within a day. Office or home based work is possible for 2 days a week
  • Assist in the preparation of Dilapidation claims for external utilities where necessary
  • Assist in the preparation of Resident Management Company budgets
  • Assist with the administration and upkeep of internal project management databases that are in active use by the team of 3 in the utilities department
  • Provide utilities engineering support to internal Build and Development teams
  • Develop an effective working relationship and manage various stakeholders including consultants, contractors and external authorities
  • Supervise residential first-time water, wastewater and electric provision schemes where required (eg if homes are to be added to statutory undertakings / mains utilities for the first time)
  • Monitor and update project programmes, budgets and cost plans
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and monitor Health & Safety on construction sites

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Relevant utilities experience, particularly potable water and sewerage networks is very important and suitable Utilities Supervisors will be able to work without supervision or help
  • Experience of overseeing and supervising utilities dilapidation or installation construction work is needed as is familiarity with health and safety regulations
  • Ideal candidates will have worked as an engineer or Project Manager or as a Utility Supervisor previously in comparable utility installation, renovation or dilapidation work in the UK for a developer, engineering consultant or house builder or housing company.  Subcontractor experience may not be suitable as this is a management role to specify and supervise the works (not do the works).

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

A qualifications in an engineering or other technical construction related subject is desirable although relevant utilities experience, particularly potable water and sewerage networks in a PM or Utility Supervisor role is the most important factor.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This employer is a leading and highly experienced developer and owner of privately rented housing in the UK.  Their portfolio of homes extends to over 40,000 units and ranges from one-bedroom apartments to large family homes.  They offer employees a dynamic working environment, generous salaries and good career progression.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Generous Basic Salary c£50,000 - £55,000
+ Company Car 
+ Bupa Medical Cover for self, spouse and family
+ Life Insurance
+ Pension
+ 25 days holiday allowance

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