Head of Projects

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
09 Jan 2019
Closes
08 Feb 2019
Sector
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are looking to recruit an experienced Head of Projects with Critical Environment experience – ideally within the financial and technology markets to join our rapidly expanding team.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the role is to; 

  • Lead their teams in the safe delivery of projects.
  • Have overall responsibility for generating a sales pipeline to deliver revenue to the BU.
  • Ensure projects are secured and delivered on time and within the financial requirements and margins as specified by the business.
  • Ensure that all projects adhere and are managed to commercial agreements / contracts. They must comply with statutory regulations, are QHSE compliant and meet technical industry standards.

General Activities: 

  • Ensure the safe delivery of projects through the management of risk and competence.
  • Recruit and retain talent for the present delivery and future growth of projects.
  • Provide leadership in identifying and specifying project opportunities.
  • Deliver contractual commitments on secured projects.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on all maintenance contracts.
  • Complete projects on time and on budget and to the satisfaction of all parties.
  • Identify, reduce and manage all risks (technical, statutory, health and safety, commercial or otherwise) associated with each and every project.
  • Maximise profit through cost reductions and better buying of subcontractor services.
  • Identify and win project through effective relationships.
  • Deliver supportive business communication through advice, review, leadership and direct contribution to management team meetings, briefings, consultation forums, correspondence, publicity, monthly and ad-hoc reporting and other applications as appropriate.
  • Promote and maintain the core values of CBRE.

Business Development: 

  • Plan and develop long term opportunities by creating a pipeline of opportunities.
  • Develop and manage all bids, tenders and proposals.
  • Responsible for generating and securing new sales to exceed the annual financial plan.
  • Seek out opportunities to generate projects through innovation and different technologies.
  • Lead the sales process through solutions development, participation in presentations and consultation meetings.

Building Relationships: 

  • Develop effective relationships with current and potential customers through demonstrating our capability in project delivery solutions.
  • Build strong relationships with supply partners through which we can bring innovation to our customers.
  • Ensure effective solutions which meet quality expectations can be delivered to our customers.
  • Work with operational managers to ensure the collaborative development of the projects business with effective team working and support of colleagues.

Compliance : 

  • Make certain that their team comply with CBRE project management policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with CBRE health and safety policy across all activities. Regularly audit and review performance.
  • Carry out monthly and ad hoc project review meetings covering all aspects of Health & Safety / CDM Legislation and Requirements.
  • Engage with supply partners in a manner that ensures all risk is appropriately apportioned.

Financial management: 

  • Development of project financial plans.
  • Financial responsibility for the delivery of the annual projects plan.
  • Manage the monthly P&L and ensure all costs (PMs/HoP) are fully accountable and recoverable.
  • Produce monthly and ad hoc financial reports for the business.
  • Leverage margins on projects by working with subcontractors and suppliers to reduce project costs.
  • Ensure positive cash flow and that all debt is controlled below 60 days.
  • Chair monthly project reviews with BULs, PM’s, Project Support, Finance Manager, Procurement Manager, Health & Safety Manager and Commercial Manager.

People Management: 

  • Recruit, train, appraise and manage a team of exceptional PM delivery team.
  • Have people plan in place at all times
  • Ensure the Project Managers are fully trained and equipped to deliver projects to the right standards and within the CBRE policies and procedures.
  • Conduct performance reviews and create individual PDPs for all direct reports.
  • Responsible for recruitment and selection of all project staff. Being equally responsible for the resolution of any discipline and grievance issues that may arise.

The role is self-funding and therefore the post holder must recover their costs.

Decision Making/Budgetary Control:

The post holder has full responsibility and financial control of the projects within their team / control.

Person Specification

Skills

  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Strong influencing, selling and negotiation skills
  • Present with confidence
  • Understand commercial and financial metrics
  • Internal and external customer management
  • Networking skills

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the construction market
  • Project management methodology
  • Broad understanding of construction Health and Safety law and legislation
  • Understanding of general financial terminology.
  • Demand side energy management techniques and technologies (desirable)

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years proven project management experience in either an M&E, or related sector
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of developing new project opportunities
  • Proven experience of running a P&L
  • Demonstrable evidence of having managed a team  
  • Experience of creating, presenting and managing on bids, tenders and proposals.
  • Previous experience of operating at senior level (desirable)
  • IT skills – MS Project (desirable)

Qualifications

  • Recognised technical qualification in either a construction, mechanical or electrical discipline.
  • Business standard of written and verbal literacy as well as above average numeracy skills
  • Recognised qualification in project management
  • NEBOSH (desirable)
  • SMSTS  (desirable) 
  • APMP (desirable) 
  • CDMc (desirable) 
  • BSc (desirable) 
  • Beng (desirable) 

Aptitude

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • An excellent relationship builder
  • Ability to inspire confidence
  • Challenge status quo
  • High degree of integrity
  • Highly motivated and self-aware
  • Highly organised with attention to detail
  • Ability to network
  • Results focused
  • Innovative
  • Handle high levels of information from a wide range of sources

Circumstances

Able to travel across the UK as the needs of the role requires.

Core Competencies

  • Understanding customer needs
  • Responsiveness
  • Competence to deliver
  • Accessibility
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Reliability
  • Commercial awareness

Please Note:

All details are provided for guidance only; they do not necessarily limit the responsibilities and accountabilities of the job. Full details of employment terms are provided within offers of employment, and appropriate policies within the Company.

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