Landscape Project Manager

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Apr 2019
Closes
09 May 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We seek an experienced landscape Project Manager to manage the day-to-day on-site construction and administration of landscape projects ranging from £30,000 to £2m+ in central London and the Home Counties.

Our Project Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations on site (both hard- and soft-landscaping) and form a link between the Construction Managers and the on-site teams. In addition to ensuring adherence to the company's health and safety, CDM, Quality Assurance and environmental standards, Project Managers are encouraged to assist the Construction Managers in the compilation and modification and adherence to the project programmes, resourcing, procurement plan, monthly variations and the change order processes. More complex activities include the management of the site(s) works to ensure that they are executed to the required tolerances and quality standards of the company.

Day-to-day administrative activities include collating site paperwork (delivery notes etc), checking deliveries against orders, completing daily project and attendance diaries, daily/weekly H&S briefings, producing reports for the Principal Designer and Contractor, ensuring that project works are clean, protected and that there is no damage to site works by others.

In addition to the project-specific responsibilities, the Project Manager will be responsible for assisting in the measuring and submission of monthly valuations for each project and for efficient and effective cost control of the projects which are being managed.

This will include, but not be limited to, auditing and managing the procurement process and monitoring the project to determine any variation costs. The Project Manager will also be responsible for the change order process and for ensuring that the Company's financial interests are protected during that process.

Finally, the Project Manager will be responsible for assisting the Construction Manager in the adequate resourcing of the Company’s projects. This will include identifying skills shortages; assessing our resource requirements; interviewing and recruiting staff and managing their training and development within the company.

Candidates should be experienced and skilled landscapers with good interpersonal skills and self-starters. ROLO, CSCS at the appropriate level (and preferably SMSTS) qualifications are required and plant certifications desirable.

Their experience should have led them to a good all-round understanding of the engineering principles necessary to the high-quality execution of works on site, with a minimal risk to the longevity of the works.

They should be able to liaise with the design team and with affluent and sophisticated clients in a professional and fluent manner, both on technical and non-project-related topics.

In addition, candidates should have a keen eye for detail and a very positive work ethic and ability to motivate their teams to excel.

Requirements

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of each of our pending and active projects including, but not limited to, the scope of works, programme, tender documentation and contract particulars;
  • The ability to Coordinate and manage multiple sub-contractors;
  • Production of contract programmes using Microsoft Project; monitoring, amending and updating project operations accordingly and advising of any potential delays to the client team;
  • Preparation of cost analyses; early-stage budgets; and procurement plans;
  • Championing of and ensuring compliance with our site-specific company policies and procedures;
  • Managing the Company’s requirements under the ISO 9001 accredited scheme and ensuring compliance with those requirements;
  • Managing the Company’s requirements under the ISO 14001 accredited scheme and ensuring compliance with those requirements;
  • Ensuring that all projects are managed effectively and safely to comply with all aspects of the current health and safety regulations;
  • Leading the supervisors in presenting and mentoring on the delivery of toolbox talks;
  • Ensuring that sites are managed in a clean, safe and tidy manner;
  • Checking timesheets, attendance and reporting of any absences to HR, as well as illnesses, health issues and safety issues which may affect the smooth running of the projects or the safety of our staff;
  • Sourcing of materials, negotiating keen prices and placing orders as required;
  • Mentoring others in the adherence to the Company’s procedures and quality practices;
  • Managing the quality of the delivery of the projects to ensure that the good name of and the reputation of the Company is maintained and enhanced; and
  • Promotion of the Company at all times.

As well as a competitive salary, Project Managers will have the benefit of a phone & laptop, training & development and access to some of the most prestigious residences and developments in London and the Home Counties.