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Assistant Utility Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Reporting directly to the Utility Manager. Required to assist in all aspects of utility/project management responsibilities within one of the three delivery areas. They are to support the Utility Manager in delivering multi-million-pound value utility diversions and protection works and as such will manage health & safety, commercial and operation requirements across a number of supply chain partners and the main SCS construction teams.



Role Responsibility

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the progression of any actions required for the diversion, disconnection or protection of assets with the statutory undertakers for those assets.
  • Assist where required in the day-to-day project management of all utility works in the work area, assuming an operational management position as part of a team with responsibility for high value supply chain delivery.
  • Manage the integration of planned utility works with the designers to ensure they are designed and planned in a realistic and achievable manner.
  • Actively pursue value engineering opportunities for the works within their sector, championing effective opportunities across the project.
  • Work with the project team to effectively deliver a range of high complexity construction works to safeguard utility assets along the HS2 route.
  • Maintain HS2 and SCS values across the works, reducing waste, emissions and carbon

The Ideal Candidate


Required qualifications, skills, behaviors and attributes


  • Understanding of utility companies, procedures and requirements
  • Understanding of street works and excavations
  • Strong understanding of common software applications, Microsoft, Adobe etc


  • Experience in managing utility projects
  • Utility industry expertise, particularly gas or water
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline or suitable work experience.


About us:

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability stat

The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the business. 

SCS Railways

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