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Planned Works Project Manager

Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
London (Greater)
£40,000 to £50,000 per year
Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager
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Mostly home-based, with periodic meetings in SE1 (London) and visits to project sites

CDS is on a mission! We are a social landlord with nearly 1,000 properties across the South East and we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic project manager with experience in the housing or building sector to help us execute our annual cyclical maintenance programme, as well as overseeing major voids and complex minor works.

As our Planned Works Project Manager, you will report to the Head of Property Services and we get the most out of our asset management budget and that our residents are delighted with the improvements to their properties and estates. We are looking for someone with experience as an effective project and contract manager and with a history of successful procurement. You will be responsible for the full life cycle of cyclical and major works programmes, including kitchen and bathroom upgrades, window and boiler replacements, fire safety improvements and more.

You’ll make sure planned and cyclical projects and contracts are formulated and delivered on time and on budget to agreed standards. Your involvement in these projects will give us assurance that we have achieved valued for money and compiled with all statutory and regulatory requirements, including those related to Health & Safety. You’ll prioritise ways to give residents a say in decisions that matter to them and will use our values of being fair, reliable, and acting with integrity to inform everything you do. As Planned Works Project Manager, you will also be responsible for monitoring contractor performance and using data and commentary to clearly and effectively report on project progress and outcomes.

Are you educated to degree level or hold a relevant professional qualification such as MRICS or MCIOB? Do you have previous building surveying or project management experience, ideally gained within a housing environment? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you!

We’re looking for someone who has a compelling track record of asset / project management and delivering major works contracts, and who has a strong sense of ownership and responsibility for their work, committed to collaborative working with colleagues, suppliers, and residents alike. With a good understanding and appreciation of the needs of older, disabled, and vulnerable individuals and households, you will be committed to seeking and using customer views in planning and carrying out projects. You’ll also have good working knowledge and experience of contract management and have appropriate knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation. Ideally, you will also have knowledge of building regulations, CDM regulations, landlord and tenant law, planning and party wall legislation.

A full and current UK driving licence and regular access to a vehicle is essential to allow you to visit project sites and residents in their homes.

We offer a contributory pension scheme, 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, a health cash plan, an employee perk system and eligibility for an annual bonus.

We are committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse workforce that represents the people we serve and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

First screening of applicants will take place on 20th January.

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