Senior Project Manager

5 days left

£321 - £400 per day + PAYE/Umbrella
08 Jan 2021
24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Our local authority client based in Redbridge are urgently seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager. (Regeneration, Property & Planning)

The Role:

Support the development, implementation and review of a common methodology to the management of capital projects building upon the principles of intelligent client functions;

Support the development and roll out a continuous training and development programme to ensure that all staff, including new starters, deliver projects in a consistent manner and to an agreed corporate standard;

Support the effective monitoring and reporting of spend, progress and risks across the capital programme, escalating issues as required; and

Support efforts to develop opportunities for the Council to sell capital project services to partners and third parties (i.e. schools, Vision, health partners etc).

Responsibility for the management of all project staff, contractors and consultants appointed to support the delivery of relevant capital projects - setting targets, monitoring performance and taking corrective action as required;

Support the development of the capital programmes in respect of Housing (including through the Council's wholly owned Development Company), Education and Regeneration etc;

Develop clear project briefs/specifications with sponsor departments to secure agreement on outputs, budgets and programmes for individual projects;

Lead the development and delivery of capital projects from inception through to completion including:securing relevant internal approvals; undertaking procurement activity in line with relevant policies;
representing the Council's interests in discussions with consultants/contractors;
monitoring delivery against agreed cost, programme and quality targets (escalating issues as necessary);
managing handover arrangements to ensure that projects are provided to BAU host departments in a fit state and that all health and safety manuals and user training is completed; and
undertaking project closure reviews to record project outcomes and capture any learning points.
Where required, support the development of capital project proposals in respect of regeneration, transformation, property maintenance etc, providing expert advice to colleagues to ensure that schemes can be effectively and efficiently delivered.

Knowledge and Experience

Extensive, practical experience in the management of a diverse range of capital projects from inception through to completion.

Detailed knowledge of financial, legal (i.e. contractual) and planning processes/regulations in relation to capital project management in England.

Ability to maintain financial information, ensuring financial compliance, monitoring and evaluation.

Strong understanding of the political, commercial and economic context within which the Council's asset management activity is undertaken.

Experience in the supervision and management of diverse project teams

Track record of securing broader social benefit through procurement activity (i.e. local education, training and employment programmes)

Experience of working within local government

Please apply with your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained.

At this point, may we take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in this role. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 7 days, your application for this vacancy may not have been shortlist by the client.