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Utility Project Consultant

  • Job reference: IF-000832
  • Sector: Information Communications, Support Services
  • Location: Bristol
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Atkins Utility Management Solutions business is looking for an experienced utility consultant to deliver a range of services to its growing client base. Working on behalf of clients from a range of sectors, the successful candidate will manage the utility aspect of projects, ranging from residential and commercial developments through to highways and infrastructure schemes.


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The job role will include the following:

  • Advising on procurement strategies for new utility connections, diversionary works and disconnections
  • Coordination of utility works on behalf of clients, ensuring that works are completed in line with client programs
  • Assessing utility plans and undertaking feasibility studies, identifying risk areas and potential costs
  • Performing the coordination of technical aspects of utility works between the client and the utility companies
  • Advising clients on ways to minimize risks to their project arising from utility matters
  • Managing the utility aspects of projects with a range of values and requirements
  • Attending design and progress meetings with utility companies and clients, at times on active building sites
  • Preparing coordinated utility drawings using AutoCAD software



  • Interpreting client utility requirements and understanding scheme drawings
  • Presenting client schemes to relevant utilities and procuring relevant costs and designs
  • Reviewing utility designs against client designs, to identify potential risks and savings
  • Challenging utility costs where appropriate
  • Be able to interpret client proposals and consider the impact on existing utility assets
  • Calculating anticipated load requirements for a range of building types
  • To evaluate utility assets as shown on utility record drawings and prepare feasibility assessments against client proposals
  • Simultaneously managing numerous projects, chasing utilities for responses to ensure project milestones are met
  • Writing detailed, accurate reports
  • Attendance at client design meetings and co-ordination of multiple utilities on-site to enable best value solutions to be implemented

Essential Skills and Experience required to undertake role

  • Ability to deliver value to clients through effective and proactive utility management
  • Experience of working in a utility procurement and management role, or a background in fulfilling such a role working for a house builder or developer
  • Detailed knowledge of the prescribed processes for procuring utility works
  • Knowledge of the construction and / or engineering industry
  • An appreciation of relevant legislation, including the New Roads and Streetworks Act as well as Acts that are specific to the utility sector
  • Experience in technical aspects of utility works, including loading calculations, network reinforcement and design, along with the ability to understand the impact of utility constraints on a scheme.
  • An understanding of the utility market, competition in connections, and energy supply contracts
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary project team
  • Computer literate, and experienced in all Microsoft applications
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Educated to GCSE “O” level standard
  • Ability to challenge utilities on their cost proposals

Other relevant qualification (Desirable)

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and other GIS systems/drawing software (Desirable)
  • CSCS card holder at site operative or regular site visitor level (Desirable)

Personal Characteristics Required

  • Be able to work to strict deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work as a member of a team, as well as individually
  • Highly motivated, positive personality
  • Able to adopt a flexible approach to varying workload
  • Conscientious, customer focused, able to prioritise workload, good communicator both verbal and written

Any Special Requirements (i.e non-std hours or travel)

  • Site and client visits may be required, UK wide
  • Occasional requirement to work longer hours to meet deadlines #kb1

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