Senior Project Manager

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Full Time/Permanent
Contracts, Projects, Bids
Building Design, Planning, Development
£50,000 to £74,999
£43,819 - 54,422 per year + excellent pension & holidays
North West
10-07-2023 09:56 PM
07/08/2023 09:57

Senior Project Manager


£43,819 to £54,422k, excellent pension, 49 days holiday inc bank

We are looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager for one of my clients based in Sunderland.

The Role:

  • To take a senior lead on minor works and capital projects providing professional advice and guidance on the project delivery processes, all technical information on project management practices including understanding of all relevant government legislation associated with the delivery of estate development and redevelopment works.
  • To manage a team of project managers, providing line management, support, clear direction and instruction regarding all activities in the delivery of minor works, planned maintenance and capital projects from inception to handover and beyond.
  • To provide and manage project cashflow and financial forecasting and monitoring of nominated capital projects spending and associated profiling highlighting any spend risks together with mitigation measures.
  • To take a lead role on nominated capital programme, risk profiling, and preparation of advisory reports on selection of procurement routes and timeframes.
  • To support the Head of Estates Development on the finance, procurement, ICT and legal services duties involved in the delivery of nominated projects as required.
  • To work in conjunction with the Health and Safety Team to guide, advise and influence other Faculty/ Service teams, clients, and customers.
  • To support the Head of Estates Development in the implementation of robust business continuity processes in accordance with the University/ Service business continuity plan.
  • To lead in the preparation of project briefs; procurement; project implementation; contract administration and technical and operational commissioning.
  • To provide regular management reports on progress, cost, project issues, risk management, mitigation measures and resolution including provision of regular, clear and detailed verbal/ written update reports, as required, to the Head of Estates Development supporting all activities in the delivery of projects from inception to handover and beyond.
  • To lead the administration of construction and other contracts and procure and manage external consultants and contractors including via University and other construction frameworks.
  • Internal liaison with key project stakeholders and service users including external agencies, funders and Planning and Building Control.
  • Support the carbon reduction targets, implementing current best practice associated with sustainable buildings.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of the law, Health & Safety, and construction industry regulations and good practice as it relates to the University and the duties of this role, and to ensure all relevant written records are produced and maintained for ‘in house’ or outside bodies inspection as necessary. 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent standard, together with a recognised qualification in surveying, engineering, or an estates or development discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience of project managing multiple projects, influencing others to work to high standards with integrity within a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of managing professional staff/ teams, capital and revenue budgets and risk within an estates & facilities environment.
  • Experience of working within the Higher education sector
  • Member of a recognised industry body.
  • Relevant management qualification.
  • Health & Safety qualification.
  • Formal project management training.

If you are interested in this role, please apply immediately

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