- Pay Rate: £297.72 per day PAYE.
- Hours per Week: 35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
- This opening assignment is for 6 months.
- Poplar, E14 2BG
A Project Manager is required to be responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of capital delivery (development) schemes from inception to completion within approved parameters ensuring maximum quality and value to the Council, its stakeholders and clients. The postholder will build positive relationships with key stakeholders to achieve the Council objectives for the Housing Delivery Projects, working with workstream leads across the Council and external partners to identify and manage project dependencies, risks, issues and actions. They will produce regular progress reports for the project team, board and all relevant Council meetings for the Housing delivery schemes, to demonstrate effective project management and meet the governance requirements of the Housing Capital Development Programme.
They will also ensure effective contact between partners and directorates, dealing with enquiries in a sensitive, efficient and accurate manner in an environment where there are competing demands, using initiative to seek solutions as well as manage consultants and contractors involved in scheme delivery in accordance with procedures and procurement rules. They will need to be able to work flexibly in order to respond to project deadlines.
Duties to include:
- Provide a high quality, specialist project management expertise and technical advice relating to a complex capital delivery project, specifically with regard to capital delivery, procurement and stakeholder consultation
- Undertake under own initiative a variety of project management activities relating to workstreams contained within the Civic Centre Project programme
- Prepare and give the Principal Project Manager and Head of Capital Delivery briefings on the Housing Delivery Projects
- Identify key project and business risks associated with a scheme; prepare costs and impact analysis and actions to mitigate against them
- Undertake the development of tender documents and project specifications that will provide the required technical expertise to deliver the project scheme, with the ability to respond effectively to tight deadlines in a pressured environment
- Manage the operational progress of works and making sure the Council comply with all documentation, quality management systems, standards and good practice associated with the works programme
- Ability to analyse changing circumstances and requirements, assess implications for service delivery and initiate appropriate responses to meet targets and deadlines, to plan and direct the preparation of regular progress updates to key senior managers and key stakeholder groups including the relevant Project Boards and council meetings
- Implement project management best practice/tools within a capital project delivery environment, with proven understanding of a capital project’s lifecycle, and the key milestones/tasks involved at design, procurement, construction, and operation phases
- Ensure risks and opportunities inherent in major capital project delivery are mitigated, using a creative approach and development of imaginative solutions to manage risks and maximise opportunities throughout a project’s lifecycle
- Inspect building work during construction period
- In liaison with the Principal Project Manager, accept completed work from contractors and advise all other interested parties of their responsibilities in respect of occupation, insurance and grant claims
- Implement knowledge and understanding of the design development process in relation to the delivery of major capital projects, for all RIBA Stages
- Project management in a capital build environment, and working with high-level stakeholders from public and private sector organisations
- Provide technical advice and support to colleagues, residents and other internal and external stakeholders
- Attend consultation events, public meetings and other forums as required on matters associated with the Housing Capital Development Programme
- Deal with complaints in line with complaints procedure and ensure the prompt and adequate response to enquiries from MP’s, elected members and client advocates
- Be available out of hours to ensure emergency issues are properly dealt with and completed
- Assist the Directorate Management Team to design, consult on and implement changes to improve the service
Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.
“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Your address (including post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Educated to degree level and/or with significant relevant professional experience
- Holds a Project Management and/or relevant technical qualification and/or has significant relevant professional experience
- Knowledge & Skills:
- Proven knowledge and understanding of project management best practice/tools within a capital project delivery environment
- Proven knowledge and understanding of a capital project’s lifecycle, and the key milestones/tasks involved at design, procurement, construction, and operation phases
- Knowledge of the risks and opportunities inherent in major capital project delivery, and the tools to manage and maximise these throughout a project’s lifecycle
- Budget Management skills
- Ability to analyse changing circumstances and requirements, assess implications for service delivery and initiate appropriate responses to meet targets and deadlines
- Experience of Undertaking formal Consultations with the Public, residents & stakeholders
- A proven track record of project management in a capital build environment
- Experience of commissioning and managing specialist consultants to ensure that Council policies and financial regulations are fully met
- Understanding of the design development process, for all RIBA Stages
- Understanding of delivering major capital projects within a Local Government context
- Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
- Demonstrate experience of managing project teams for the purposes of achieving and delivering outcomes
- Ability to respond effectively to tight deadlines in a pressured environment
- Experience of working with high-level stakeholders from public and private sector organisations
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Interim Project Manager - Capital Housing
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