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Project Manager

Job Introduction

About the opportunity:

We're on the lookout for a dedicated Project Manager to join our growing Construction department, covering the Kettering region on a permanent basis.

As a Project Manager, your mission is to champion the delivery of a diverse portfolio of electric, gas and water network connections, spanning residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Working in tandem with a collaborative team, including Trainee Project Managers, Senior Project Managers, and internal units such as Streetworks, Scheduling, and Asset Value, you'll report directly to our Construction Manager.

What makes this opportunity truly stand out is our commitment to being at the forefront of innovation in utility network installations. Joining our fast-growing and forward-thinking business opens doors to high-level professional development. For the right candidate, this role is a gateway to becoming a Senior Project Manager or even ascending to the coveted role of Construction Manager.

The position will be based at your home, but it entails regular travel to our sites, offices, and client meetings. Therefore, we are seeking candidates located in or around Kettering.

Are you ready to energise your career with UK Power Solutions?

Your responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for project safety & quality.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Plan and supervise multi-utility works inclusive of cable/pipe jointing, substation/PRI installation, excavation & reinstatement in the highway, cable/pipe installation, commissioning and energisation.
  • Produce financial project forecasts.
  • Ensure robust and clear communication across all project stakeholders.
  • Produce and maintain project programme.
  • Prepare Work Instructions, Risk Assessments & Method Statements.
  • Liaise with External stakeholders e.g. Local Authorities.
  • Procure and control project materials.
  • Liaise with Network owners to complete final connections.

About you

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Experienced in managing multiple projects across different locations.
  • Construction site experience.
  • Experienced in managing internal and external site-based workforce.


  • Excellent communication with the ability to build strong working relationships with customers and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple projects across different locations.
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of budgeting, forecasting and cost control.
  • Safety critical mindset.
  • Highly process driven.
  • Resilient with the ability to work well under pressure and cope with conflicting demands.
  • A strong work ethic and high level of integrity.

We offer good benefits and remuneration packages, but most importantly, an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. We believe in rewarding our people well and there are plenty of career opportunities for the right person. 

In return of your hard work and dedication, we can offer you: 

Core Benefits: 

  • 25 days holiday, increasing after 2 years by 1 day each year up to 30 days, plus 9 public holidays
  • Holiday buy scheme 
  • Discretionary bonus 
  • EV and ULEV salary sacrifice scheme (subject to minimum length of service)
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution 
  • Life assurance (x4 annual basic salary) 
  • Refer a friend incentive
  • Wagestream
  • Employee assistance programme

And once you have successfully completed your probation, you will have access to:

  • Flexible start and finish times 
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company sick pay

About us

We are UKPS; a fast-growing Multi-utility Independent Connections Provider (ICP) part of the Last Mile infrastructure. We are fully accredited under the NERS, GIRS & WIRS schemes to carry out the turnkey provision of multi-utility infrastructure and subsequent connections to new build housing, residential, commercial and industrial projects.

At Last Mile Infrastructure, we are one of the UK’s largest Independent Network Owners, owning and operating in excess of 500,000 gas,  electricity, water and wastewater connections serving residential and commercial customers. Last Mile Asset Management adopt and operate electricity, gas, water and wastewater, and ground source heat/cooling networks that are designed, installed and commissioned by Lloyds accredited Independent Connection providers (ICPs).

At UKPS & Last Mile, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse working environment, where employee wellbeing is at the forefront in making sure our people feel valued. We provide tailored ongoing training and development, but most importantly, long term career opportunities for you to Grow With Us. If you are motivated to succeed and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, we would love to hear from you!


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