Gas mains replacementWe provide a full scope gas mains replacement service from planning to project execution
ReinstatementOur reinstatement service covers footpaths, highways, specialist surfaces, verges and landscaping
Specialised drilling

We are one of the only companies in the UK to offer specialised or under pressure drilling

Vacuum ExcavationWe offer vacuum excavation as an alternative to manual or mechanical digging
Project Manager (Gas)

The Project Manager is directly responsible for assisting in effective engagement, management and delivery of replacement, reinforcement and diversion projects. While ensuring that all gas networks are installed in a safe and professional manner, to a high standard, and in line with Forefront Utilities method statements. The Project Managers are directly responsible to the Operations Manager.



  • To be responsible to the Operations Manager
  • To be responsible for the duties & welfare of allocated Project Teams and any other site support staff
  • Managing operational workforce to ensure efficient and effective use of time and resources
  • Act as mentor to teams and trainees.
  • Monitor performance of teams and set suitable challenges to maintain development.
  • To monitor own competence to ensure required level is maintained
  • To ensure that personnel under their control fully understand and adhere to their job requirements


  • To work safely at all times and ensure safety of all those working around them
  • To comply with the requirements of the Forefront Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental policies
  • To report, act upon and effectively escalate all incidents and near misses
  • Carry out incident/damage investigation.
  • To prepare/assist in the production of Risk Assessments & Method Statements



  • Delivery and management of projects ensuring work is completed to safety, engineering policies and procedures.
  • Present and co-ordinate gas schemes to various stakeholders.
  • Challenge and review original schemes to ensure they are both efficient and realistic to ensure planned delivery.
  • To ensure that all contract specific work is undertaken in line with contract operational procedures and method statements
  • To prepare routine operations procedures where required and act as CP and in accordance with SCO and Forefront Routine Operations procedures
  • To plan future work with the Operations Manager as appropriate
  • To record accurately details of work undertaken
  • To help further develop Forefront’s strong position in carrying complex project engineering



  • Monitor a defined budget in co-ordination with commercial team to ensure works are cost effective and variations are highlighted.
  • Plan replacement schemes to ensure they minimise impact to local residents, traffic flow and local authorities while maintaining network integrity.
  • Monitor and meet business targets and goals. Understand overall business objectives
  • To understand their role as a contractor to the Client
  • To represent Forefront in a professional manner at all times


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Registered with Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR)
  • NRSWA Supervisor
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in the Gas Industry
  • Utility SHEA (Gas) Passport
  • SCO 1, 2 & 5
  • Understanding and Experience of Large diameter/complex utility replacement/alteration/maintence projects.
  • Understanding of large diameter flowstopping operations including, Squeeze off, Stopple, Iris stop etc.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Act as authorising engineer for routine operations and competent person for non-routine operations for LP and MP projects.
  • Prepare and review Non routine operational documentation. Prepare and inspect permitry
  • SCO 4
  • Member of a Professional Body
  • IOSH / NEBOSH Qualification
  • Deep Excavation Qualification
  • Confined Spaces Qualification
  • Experience of specialist engineering techniques, i.e. Auger, HDD, Pipe Jacking

Our project to replace old steel mains in Fulham’s King’s Road was delivered on schedule at the end of October.

September 2016 - SGN Major works 5 year contract award
After an excellent performance last year, Forefront Utilities is substantially increasing its work with Southern Gas Networks.