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Trainee Project Manager

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About the opportunity:

We are currently seeking a dedicated Trainee Project Manager to join our expanding Construction department to cover the East of London on a permanent basis.

In this role, you will play a vital role in supporting the successful delivery of new multi-utilities connections, working on infrastructure projects involving Electric, Gas, and Water supplies. You'll work closely with Project Managers and the Construction Management team, benefiting from their guidance and supervision as you learn the ropes.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to participate in a comprehensive 2-year program designed to develop your skills and expertise. By the end of the program, you'll be equipped to take on the full responsibilities of managing your own project portfolio as a Project Manager. It's a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career and embark on a rewarding path in project management within the Multi-Utility industry.

Ready to energise your career with UK Power Solutions?

Your responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Managers in the management and supervision of internal and external staff.
  • The candidate will work with assigned Project Managers and others, to help achieve their respective project objectives.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal staff across the business.
  • Build a robust knowledge on financial and commercial arrangements on projects through formal training and project specific training by the PM.
  • Assist PM in delivering projects, safety, within budgeted costs and to a high-quality standard.
  • Prepare Work Instructions, Risk Assessments & Method Statements.
  • Assist PM in the creation and maintenance of project programmes.
  • Under close instruction, liaise with Local Authorities regarding works undertaken in the public highway. 
  • Procure and control project materials. 
  • Working with the PM, assist with the monthly provision of financial and project progress information, and attend PM one-one meetings.

Check out the job description to find out more!

About you

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Previous experience in Project Management within the Electricity/Gas/Water distribution industry or similar is advantageous.
  • Experience of working with, or within a Distribution Network Operator, Independent Distribution Network Operator or Local Authority or previous Distribution Network Operator, Independent Distribution Network Operator authorisations is an advantage.
  • Experience in managing internal and external labour for installation of service laying, cable jointing, switchgear installation, CSEP connections, SOW connections and commissioning will be viewed favourably.
  • Previous experience of power distribution, gas and water networks is beneficial.


  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Site Management Safety Training Scheme, Electrotechnical Certification Scheme, Construction Skills Certification Scheme, New Roads and Street Works Act Supervisor, First Aid, Manual Handling – these accreditations are useful but not mandatory as full training will be given.
  • Qualification in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering e.g. City & Guilds, Ordinary National Certificate, Higher National Certificate or Degree.
  • Equivalent qualifications in a similar discipline will be viewed favourably.


  • Solid organisational ability, initiative, and strong influencing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, with good communication skills.
  • Customer service orientated and a desire to achieve the best results and contribute to the success of UKPS.
  • Problem solver and solution provider.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Keen to learn and commit to long term career progression within UKPS.
  • Intermediate IT skills to include Microsoft Office applications, spreadsheets, and database software.

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:

  • Hybrid working
  • 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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