Project Operations Manager - Utility Services

Location: Edinburgh
Duration: Permanent

Project Operations Manager - Utility Services

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Salary: Circa £65k



Our client, a reputable privately owned civil engineering and multi-utility company, is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to lead their delivery Team in Edinburgh. This role is crucial for managing the day-to-day operations, ensuring client satisfaction, and maintaining high standards of service delivery, either in a permanent position or on a contract basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead a team of Project Managers (PMs) to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients and directors, maintaining strong relationships and ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Oversee the execution of projects, ensuring compliance with safety standards and project specifications.
  • Manage the daily operations of the LV services framework, including planning, execution, and delivery of projects.
  • Monitor and control the budget, ensuring cost-effective delivery of services.
  • Ensure all operations comply with relevant safety standards and regulations, particularly in cable laying and electrical network services.
  • Track and report on project performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions as necessary.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience in the power sector, specifically in LV services.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of cable laying and electrical networks.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with clients and directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale projects and budgets.
  • Familiarity with civil engineering, trenchless technology, excavation, and reinstatement practices.
  • NERS accreditation knowledge is advantageous.

About Our Client:

Our client has developed a strong reputation for delivering high-quality civil engineering and multi-utility services. With a workforce of over 50 employees, they pride themselves on their values, reputation, and the quality of their work. Their services include excavation, duct installation, cable laying, and final reinstatement, all delivered by their in-house operatives and plant equipment. Join a company that values integrity, quality, and customer satisfaction.


  • Permanent: Circa 65k
  • Contract: Day rate of £300 / £400
  • Opportunity to lead a dynamic and experienced team
  • Engaging and collaborative work environment


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