Take control of your utility delivery 

Are your utility projects on time and within budget? You’ll likely find the answer to this question depends on how well you have mitigated the risks during the initial design and procurement stages.

However, a successful utility project does not only rely on good preparation, but also on how well your project is actually delivered – something which requires significant organisation, industry liaison, and project management.

Delivery Risk. Are your projects managed on time and within budget?

Due to the complex nature of the utility industry and the scale of technical, regulatory and legal obstacles so often posed by the connections process, the ability to consistently deliver these projects in the most efficient way therefore hinges on having the necessary expertise, experience and essential industry relationships – not to mention a dedicated resource to manage the whole procedure.

For this reason, many shrewd organisations requiring support with their connection opt to outsource the management and delivery of their utility infrastructure needs – allowing them to concentrate on the core side of their business.

Utility project management

It’s not about what we do but how we do it — and our utility project management process has been perfected because of our group-wide expertise and understanding of the energy and utilities landscape.

With over two decades of experience, we can today provide our clients an end-to-end connections support service across UK developments, ranging from one-off gas and electricity connections, to multi-utility major projects.

Our utility project management includes the entire journey, guiding you from an initial assessment of your needs through to installation and metering – with no hand-offs to other businesses  – while investing significant time in maintaining key relationships within the utility industry so you don’t have to.

Acting as your dedicated connections resource, we utilise our excellent relationships to tie together your build programme with the activity of utility companies, reducing the risk of clashes and delays, and providing you with the visibility and assurance you need.

Our process in action

Utility management process: Feasability, Design, Procurement, Utility rights, Construction support, Metering

We work for our customers to navigate through feasibility, procurement, planning and installation regardless of project size and scope. We help to challenge and secure rights for existing and proposed utility infrastructure and being fully NERS accredited, we can provide designs for both network owners and private developers alike.

Our role is to quite simply take control, give you the best advice and guide your project to its successful completion safely, on time and within budget.

What our clients said

SMS has provided a first-class service, ensuring that our telecoms, gas and electricity requirements were met, proactively working with the energy companies and contractors to ensure the phased and timely delivery and value for money.

Chris Lewis First Vice President, Prologis UK Ltd
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Are you #utilityconfident in your project delivery? Contact our utility infrastructure team directly or email us to discuss your utility connections needs.

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