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Senior Project Manager - Stamford Bridge, Cobham & Kingsmeadow

Chelsea FC
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Senior Project Manager - Stamford Bridge, Cobham & Kingsmeadow

DEPARTMENT: Facilities

JOB FUNCTION: Management of the Projects department, ensuring compliance and management processes are followed and compliance levels are maintained and improved. To design, manage and take responsibility for Capital project work/budget at all CFC properties ensuring that projects are completed on time on budget.


LOCATION: Stamford Bridge, Cobham and Kingsmeadow as required

CONTRACT: Permanent 40 hours 5 in 7

PLAY YOUR PART (Main Responsibilities):

  • Take a project from inception through the RIBA stages to ensure that all projects are completed on time, within budget and to the level expected
  • Liaise with the other departments and key stakeholders to ensure that the departments services are meeting the expectations and requirements of specific projects
  • To oversee projects to ensure that they are delivered to the highest standards and are completed on time
  • To attend match-days as required to support the operation of the stadium
  • Manage the planning and execution of office moves within agreed time frames
  • Provide efficient reports on work progress as required
  • To liaise with Statutory authorities to ensure legal compliance
  • Manage budgets, warranties and commercial agreements with suppliers and contractors
  • Tender and select appropriate and competent contractors/suppliers
  • Align their activities to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) outcomes.


To demonstrate and live by the club's values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea

  • To adhere to the club's policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.
  • To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels
  • To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises, and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead
  • To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department

HERE TO WIN (Measures of Performance):

  • Zero defects or snags at projects completion
  • Projects completed to programme.
  • Budget, cost control management
  • Effective handover
  • All H&S guidelines are followed with zero accidents or incidents

PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):


  • H&S training (IOSH as a minimum)
  • Project / contract management or trade certification desirable.
  • PRINCE 2 certification a plus
  • Good working Knowledge of work excel.
  • Good working Knowledge of CAD
  • Trade or building technical qualifications
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Full understanding of the planning and licence approval processes


  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of an entire project through budgeting, hiring team members, sourcing suppliers and planning the project release
  • Experience working in a Facilities environment with ambition to learn and develop
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Experience working in M&E environment fully conversive with building services system.
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Experience of running development and successful complete of projects at multiple levels
  • Have experience estimating and develop of Budgets
  • Experience in contract management
  • Have experience working in a high-profile working environment
  • Experienced in Lead Design, managing consultants, sub-contractors, and in-house teams.
  • Experience in Tender all projects.
  • Smart and presentable with a good attitude
  • Managing a project from design to completion.
  • Weekends and evenings are required as projects are often out of working hours, project manager needs to be on site for progress and decision making.

Skills and Behaviours:

  • Be an effective Team player
  • Have excellent Time management skill.
  • Exceptional people management skills
  • Able to negotiate and resolve complex issues
  • Ability to work alone and to see a job through to completion.
  • Be a Good communicator
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Good at making decisions under pressure.
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

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