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Project Manager

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  • Sector:

    Housing Management, Housing & Property Services

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  • Consultant:

    Tiffany Biddle

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 months +

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  • Liquid error: internal

Housing and Investment Project Manager
Full time
£22 per hour

Our client, a leading Housing Association in Hertfordshire is seeking a Project Manager to join their team on a full time, temporary basis.

Job Purpose:

  • To ensure that all relevant goals in the project are met, be responsible for the successful procurement, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a project or projects.
  • Work closely with all partners and stakeholders such as Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Service Providers / Contractors and Residents, and line managing the Clerk of Works allocated to this post.

Responsibilities for this role include;

  • Staff Management - Responsible for the Clerk of Works and any other staff allocated to the post numbers dictated by the number and type of projects being managed at any one time.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) - Setting and ensuring the KPI's contained within the contract are being met and adhered to. Ensuring that control measures are in place to address deficiencies in compliance with the KPI's. Request and implement certificate adjustments as required by the terms of the contract where KPI's have an impact on the sums payable.
  • Budget Management - Responsible for the budget currently in excess of £500k per annum by financial planning and monitoring of the project. To avoid over spending by regular forecasting, keeping the partnering team and the councils managers informed of forecasts and any changes, establishing actual costs for both Provisional, Contingency and works using Prime Cost sums, unplanned construction work or resources which may be needed, and keeping sufficient sums set-aside for this. Certifying valuations and ensuring payments are made to the service provider / contractor in accordance with the contract terms.
  • Arranging and chairing meetings and ensuring that all stakeholders are aware of the project's progress. Keeping minutes, setting SMART targets and reviewing progress against these targets. Managing the flow of external communications with the councils Communications and marketing team. Managing and resolving complaints and addressing them through the council's complaints process as required.
  • Ensuring that tasks are delegated effectively to consultants, managed and support staff and ensure they remain motivated to complete the project/s to a high standard.
  • Construction knowledge - At times of uncertainty the project manager will be relied upon for their superior knowledge of the industry and specific problems. They will provide guidance to service providers, and instruction to the contractor under the relevant forms of contract.
  • Value for money (VFM) - The PM will be required to work with Service Providers / Contractors and Quantity Surveyors to construct and validate the basket rates for commonly used products and individual areas of work and where this is not possible for work divided into smaller areas the PM will work with the Service Providers to construct schedules of rates. The PM will be expected to demonstrate that during the life of the programme VFM is being achieved by ensuring market testing and other processes are being used to improve costs without impacting on quality and delivery.
  • Time and Cost estimates - The PM will be required to produce time and cost estimates for work not specifically described within the contract when required and will be used in negotiations with the Service Provider / Contractor.
  • Quality - The PM will be required to work closely with their Clerk of Works to ensure the quality of the materials and workmanship being delivered is in accordance with the clients' wishes and as set out in the contract documents.
  • Risk - The PM will be required to keep a risk register and review / analyse this with the Service Provider / Contractor ensuring the partnership has strategies in place to manage risks and other Issues.
  • Defects and Guarantees: The role requires the PM to address all defects identified during the contract term and those identified after. Including design and latent defects and will involve liaising with all necessary parties to resolve any faults identified. The PM is also required to ensure that all guarantees from service providers, installers, suppliers of materials, and insurance companies are in place at project completion, and available for use should they be required.
  • Other - The role requires a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills.

The successful candidate will have managed a home's contract before and gained experience in managing site staff, successfully negotiating with managed contractors and have done this role in a local authority, RSL or large public or private sector landlord.

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