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Published 2023-10-19

Senior Project Manager UK

Type of job: Remote
Country: United Kingdom
City: Remote in UK
Company: Smart Wires Inc

Description of the offer

Smart Wires is currently looking for a Senior Project Manager to support our Project Delivery team in the United Kingdom.

The Position

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to work closely with our utility customer stakeholders and various internal Smart Wires stakeholders to efficiently and effectively deploy Smart Wires technology in major utilities’ substations.

In this role, you will be accountable for the delivery of multi-million-euro projects within scope, on budget, and on time. You must have a remarkable blend of relationship management, planning, execution, and organizational skills to achieve outstanding results for our customers. A vital part of the role is delivering the requirements as per the customer expectations. Key to the role is to identify project risks and issues, assessing and recognising criticalities and contingencies. As Senior Project Manager will need to be focused on targets and requirements, with an ability to be adaptable to meet changing business environments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple large and complex projects simultaneously while developing and maintaining good relationships with a variety of key stakeholders.
  • Deliver the projects to the required quality and success criteria as defined in the project contract.
  • Analyse problems, actions, and progress issues as appropriate, ensuring follow through to resolution.
  • Manage 3rd parties, acting as a routine contact point between organisation and supplier.
  • Provide timely and accurate status updates to key Smart Wires management and stakeholders in support of project governance.
  • Serve as our internal lead and our customers’ primary point of contact throughout the following project phases: initiation; planning; engineering, procurement, factory acceptance testing, shipping, construction, installation, commissioning, and project closure.
  • Review contract conditions and ensure compliance with all contract terms.
  • Document all significant project events, such as accidents, delays, and change orders.
  • Estimate budgets and contract prices, track spending against budgets, and deliver projects on budget.
  • Negotiate cost-effective subcontract and material purchases.
  • Manage efficient and effective use of contract resources for a variety of works.
  • Keep projects on schedule and deliver projects on time.
  • Negotiate, prepare, and issue subcontract bid packages.
  • Help identify, prioritize, and execute process improvements.
  • Travel to customer sites across Europe, as necessary.
  • Ensure safety and quality plans and procedures are in place and implemented.
  • Support business development and other activities as assigned.


  • Demonstrable experience of having managed and delivered projects successfully from end to end, with a proven track record for delivering work safely, on time and within budget.
  • Possess remarkably strong communication and organizational skills
  • Experience of managing complex projects in a complex environment, potentially including applying remedial measures to project delivery.
  • Experience of the development of counter-measures and contingency plans associated with significant project risk.
  • Experience of relevant project change control mechanisms, including the transition process into operations and acceptance criteria
  • Demonstrable ability to identify and manage key stakeholders.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Degree (or equivalent experience) in engineering, project management, or construction management.
  • Civil or Electrical engineering experience and/or education is preferred.
  • 5-10 years of utility substation deployment experience.
  • 5-10 years of relevant project management experience and a thorough understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, cost control, procurement and estimating).
  • Fundamental knowledge of contract law and project accounting.
  • Possess a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent
  • Proficient in two or more European languages
  • Are passionate about managing large utility and/or EPC projects
  • Energy utility experience
  • Are proactive and resourceful
  • Remain calm in high stress environments
  • Problem solve independently and synthesize information from various sources
  • Work efficiently and comfortably handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently by effectively managing internal interactions and competing priorities
  • Understand the value of learning from coworkers and supervisors that are committed to rapid professional development
  • Are determined to make a positive, long-lasting impact on climate change

Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our employees. You’ll have a regard for safety and embed yourself in our safety culture, adhering to guidelines in everything you do as a key priority. Outstanding customer relationship skills and a commitment to providing a high-level service is essential coupled with an ability to liaise comfortably with key stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external.


This is a remote based position with a strong preference for candidates located in the UK.


The candidate can work remotely but will be required to travel to the office and customer sites periodically. As the roles involves supporting project delivery across Europe, the candidate may be required to travel within Europe.

Safety Requirements

Smart Wires team members are expected to comply with all safety requirements and regulations when working at Smart Wires facilities and visiting customer sites. This includes adherence to all state and local regulations. Additional safety precautions may include the use of PPE gear as needed per site requirements.

The Company

Smart Wires is a global power technology company advancing the delivery of affordable, clean electricity worldwide. With our innovative technology and advanced analytics, we maximize the grid’s capacity. This means more renewables, at a lower cost and with less disruption to communities and the environment. Smart Wires is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, with a global workforce spread across four continents. Our team collaborates with our customers to achieve their strategic objectives and help them face an uncertain energy future with flexible, high-impact solutions.


The Culture

We are passionate about creating a culture that empowers our team to create positive change for everyone., and achieve their full potential, based on our core values:

Making an impact – We are passionate and ambitious about a better future for everyone. We are laser-focused on creating a meaningful, positive impact with real change for our customers, our industry, electricity consumers, and the planet.

Collaboration to drive success – We collaborate with each other, and our stakeholders, because we know even better outcomes come from great teamwork. We have humility which allows us to listen, learn and improve. We value diverse perspectives and seek high impact results.

Accountability – We take responsibility for our actions and behaviors, and for the outcomes we deliver. Acting with integrity and authenticity – and maintaining clear, open communication – ensures we are always improving, and delivering safe, high-quality solutions. We do what we say we will do.

Tenacious courage – We are clear on our path. We have always pioneered new ideas that challenge the status quo, even when it’s not popular. We have tenacity, grit and determination. We push the boundaries of what’s thought to be possible – so we can leave the world a better place than we found it.


**Smart Wires is committed to diversity in our organization and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Smart Wires complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of any skin color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.**

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