Project Manager - (Timber Cutting Power Networks)

Location Roscrea
Discipline: Commercial
Contact name: Ryan Cassidy

Job ref: 004284
Published: 10 months ago

Position: Project Manager (Timber Cutting – Power Networks)

Reporting to: Contract Manager          

Location: Ireland

Main Purpose:

The Project Manager will report to the Contract Manager and is expected to successfully deliver Programmes in line with KPIs, HSEQ Standards and Company Processes.

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing a team of overhead line timber cutting staff to ensure continual delivery of a targeted programme. This includes pro-actively liaising with both the delivery teams and direct with our sub-contractors and suppliers.

Responsibilities as Project Manager include:

  • Drive and manage a project that delivers the objectives required to meet or exceed KPI targets.

  • Provide direction to your project team – inclusive of sub-contractors.

  • Ensure that the project is fully compliant with the Client & Utility Arboriculture Industry requirements.

  • Determine the resource requirements for the completion of all works throughout the project term.

  • Manage productivity, assign roles, tasks and responsibilities required for the successful completion of the project work in accordance with planning, specifications and requirements.

  • Take ownership of the commercial aspects of the contract / project and ensure the project does not go into financial breach.

  • Identify ways to reduce costs and improve performance.


Health & Safety Obligations

  • Fully understand and implement the company safety policy and procedures.

  • Ensure that the programmes for the contracts are successfully delivered in a Safe, Quality and On Time Manner.

  • Ensure that a ‘Right First Time’ culture is adopted and developed throughout the business.

  • Drive compliance to any regulatory measures that may apply to the works and operations that Circet undertake.

  • Ensure that all contracts achieve turnover and profitability by maximising efficiency and minimising cost of failure.

  • Manage Client relationships within the client organisations across all areas.

  • Sponsor new ways of working which would improve delivery and service then support any activities being undertaken to implement change.


Skills & Experience required:

  • Utility Arboriculture industry experience at management level

  • NEBOSH qualified (desirable)

  • Sound knowledge of all HSEQ regulations & in particular in Utility Arborist areas.

  • Good communication, people management and leadership skills.

  • Relevant or similar experience within the Overhead Power Sector.

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft excel & PDF software packages

  • Good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft office products

  • Sound working knowledge of broader electrical networks including distribution systems and associated plant and equipment. Knowledge of civil works would also be an advantage.

  • A sound working knowledge of electrical infrastructure, safety rules / legislation.

  • Previous experience of resource management including the planning and scheduling of work to maximise income / profit.

  • Previous management experience including the ability and willingness to address poor performance

  • Good commercial awareness with ability to monitor and accurately report performance against pre-determined targets

  • Have a high standard of work ethic

  • Be able to manage/supervise part of a team

  • Confident problem-solving abilities

  • This role may involve staying away and night working as projects dictate. You must be available for this as and when required.

  • A Driving Licence (no more than 6 points)


Familiar with;

  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Woodchipper operation

  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2, Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3, Aerial cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Freefall Techniques.

  • Utility Arborist (UA)


The Good Bits:


Circet are committed to ensuring that we offer industry leading career opportunities, salary and benefits packages such as:


25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Annual bonus scheme.

Pension scheme.

Life Assurance.

Holiday purchase scheme.

Company car and fuel card or car allowance.

Excellent career progression opportunities.


About Circet


Circet are an international group of companies employing over 3,500 employees and has been in operation since 1975. We are providers in the Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, Rail, Electricity, Energy and Power Service sectors across Ireland, the UK and Internationally.


Our staff are offered a working environment that encourages their input and has common values and goals. Our culture is characterised by transparency, inclusiveness and trust.


Circet values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community - We are committed to equal opportunities.