Project Manager - East Midlands

Manager Thames Valley, South West (United Kingdom) Full Time

Ground Control Ltd

About the Company

Ground Control is an award-winning company with company growth of over 20% every year for nine years running with turnover now exceeding £90 million annually. The business has four major components: Arboriculture, Grounds Maintenance, Winter Maintenance and Landscape Construction and focuses on large regional and national contracts with multi-site operators. We currently maintain over 45,000 sites for some of the country's largest retailers, utility companies and local authorities. Ground Control was recently awarded “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation” and has also received “The UK Employee Experience Award for 2016. Ground Control is placed in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain,’ being labelled as “one of 1000 firms fuelling the long-term growth of the UK economy” in a list that was narrowed down from over 4.5 million companies. Along with the London Stock Exchange, 14 Daily Telegraph writers also hand-picked Ground Control as a company that “personally inspires them.” Ground Control is an equal opportunities employer.

About the job

Due to continued growth and the recent win of the SSE contract we are seeking a committed Utility Project Manager, in the South of England.

In return we offer a competitive salary, semi-annual bonuses, company stock options, company pension and other benefits including a company car, fuel card, laptop, phone and more

The Utility Arb Project Manager will work in liaison with the Contract Delivery Manager to ensure overhead power line arboriculture work is completed within a geographical area utilising a team of operational staff. To ensure work is completed to the highest possible standards in terms of safety, environment, quality, customer service and profitability.

Preferred Skills

The candidate will ideally have some, but not necessarily all, of the following:
•NPTC Utility Arboriculture Units 1, 2.1, 5.1 and 5.2
•Holds a full, valid driving license
•LANTRA Basic or Professional Tree Inspectors Qualification
•3-5 years experience in similar job role
•Practised and strong negotiation and influencing skills
•Ability to prioritise workload and balance demands from numerous sources to ensure that all stakeholder needs are met
•Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
•Understanding of working around and with electricity in accordance to health and safety precaution
•Experience of leading teams and or coordinating the work of others
•Excellent customer service skill
•Results Driven
•Excellent organisational, communication and planning skills

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