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Project Manager

Job Type:


Position: Project Manager
Location: Warrington
Type: Temporary Contract (Inside IR35)
Rate Negotiable

Our client is looking for any individuals who have experience within a Manager’s role who have a background in Project Management, who will be required to work on a temporary contract basis in Warrington.

Job Description:
• The post holder will be a member of a multi–disciplinary team that is responsible for leading and managing a wide range of improvement projects relating to buildings and the environment, ensuring works are carried out with minimum disruption to building users.
• As a Senior Project Manager in the Revenue team the post holder will be expected to take on larger projects up to £2M in value, assist more junior team members in delivery of simpler projects and to manage relationships with external partners and consultants.
• The role requires day to day leadership of work programs to ensure the integration and delivery of project(s) for faculties and professional services across the estate.
• The post holder is responsible for monitoring cash flow in line with agreed programme throughout the year and amending the programme as necessary with the Head of Estates Projects to ensure the delivery of key works.
• Revenue and capital projects vary primarily from £5k to £2.5m and the post holder should expect to oversee circa 5-10 projects at a time whilst delivering1-2 larger projects.

Programme Management:
• Assist the Head of Estates Projects to forecast the annual budget and assist with managing the live budget with regard to project delivery and cash flow to ensure the budgets are expended in line with agreed limits.
• Monitor and remain accountable for delivery in line with the agreed work programme throughout the year, informing the Head of Estates Projects where delivery paths change.
• Assist the Head of Estates Projects in establishing and retaining positive relationships with key faculty stakeholders including senior academic staff, facilities staff and other staff in order to support the team in delivering work with a positive output.
• Maintain responsibility for the day-to-day leadership of nominated projects, ensuring that as far as possible all projects are delivered on time, to cost and to agreed quality standards.
• Assist the Head of Estates Projects in defining procurement routes and delivery methods for programme of works.

Team Management:
• Plan work with nominated Project Managers ensuring a consistent work load across staff and ensuring that all team members remain responsible for the delivery of their own projects.
• Assist Head of Estates Projects in developing a programme that demonstrates a strategic fit of the with key business objectives.
• Ensure conformance with processes and standards to allow the consistent delivery of projects.
• Manage any interdependencies between projects and the main Capital Programme.
• Establish and maintain close links and regular communication with all operational managers to ensure a seamless service delivery.
• Monitor consultants/contractors in accordance with University procedures, statutory obligations, and legislation and audit requirements.

Project Management:
• Represent the Client's, Faculty's and University's interests for the duration of the nominated project, providing advice on the management of the same and ensuring the aims of the project and quality standards are met.
• Agree project objectives for nominated projects, develop and prepare project feasibility proposals to include option appraisals and recommendations for senior staff.
• Plan the delivery of the project at hand, ensuring stakeholder sign off and project control at agreed intervals.
• Monitor cost, programme and quality for the duration of the project, ensure objectives are met.
• Organise and manage the professional team working on a project including consultants, contractors and sub-contractors. Procure and manage external teams in accordance with the University’s financial regulations, managing such external resources appropriately to ensure delivery of value for money and full compliance with conditions of appointment.
• Assist the client to organise and identify roles and responsibilities of client representatives, champions and stakeholders.
• Put in place and maintain all project documentation including but not limited to Project Initiation Document, Project Execution plan, Business Case, Communication Plan, Cost Plan, Change Control Plan. Ensure all documentation is kept up to date and is compliant with current legislation and University standards.
• Contribute to the design process and design reviews.
• Ensuring relevant statutory consents are obtained as and when required.
• Consider, identify and utilise the correct procurement route and contract for the works, identify appropriate contractors and ensure that contract documentation is prepared and in place ahead of starting on site.
• Manage contracts where appropriate, administering all variation and certificates.
• Carry out and maintain a live risk assessment for the duration of the project.
• Oversee and record any value engineering of the project communicating any life cycle implications.
• Report to the client and key stakeholders on progress, completing a monthly highlight report.
• Prepare Site Access Permits, out of hour’s access forms, ensuring compliance with RESET and generally monitoring contractors and consultants on site to ensure work is completed in line with University guidelines.
• Issue information and instructions on behalf of the client.
• Oversee the financial status of the project being responsible for delivery in line with the agreed cost plan.
• Ensure the project is appropriately handed over to Building Services with all relevant certification and documentation in place.
• Evaluate the success of the project against its benchmarking and share lessons learnt or best practice with other project managers.

Health & Safety Management:
• Ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation particularly CDM (Construction Design Management) Regulations.
• Ensure that the University effectively discharges its duties under all such legislation.
• Ensure that all relevant project documentation is completed and that Health & Safety procedures are complied with across all projects within the team to ensure compliant delivery of projects.
• Ensure that nominated team members liaise, as necessary, with local authority, government officials and insurance inspectors to ensure compliance with all relative statutory requirements, legal requirements and insurer’s recommendations.
• Ensure that nominated team members are aware of and applying Construction Design Management Regulations (CDM) 2015 to projects, including the assuming or out-sourcing of the role of principal designer, as required, to ensure the University is fulfilling relevant duties.

Staff Management, Development & Training:
• Promote professional standards across the team, encouraging a collaborative style of working within the Estates Department and with other University departments and support services to promote coordinated service delivery.

At First Recruitment we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That’s why our Engineering consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

This is a superb opportunity for any experienced Managers who are looking to work as a Project Manager for a reputable engineering organisation.

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