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Head of Estates/Major Projects

£600 - £999 per day
Apply2019-07-02 17:55:451970-01-01Eden Brown Built Environment

Head of Estates/Major Projects

Date posted: July 2, 2019
£600 - £999 per day
London, England
Job description

We have a fantastic new position with our client who are looking for a Head of Estates and Major Projects, They are a key element of the public sector and you will be at the heart of decision making and driving major projects within the large portfolio of estates. For further information please make contact


Essential * Professional accreditation and membership of industry organisation - eg RICS, RIBA, CIBSE, CIOB * Relevant Project Management Qualification - Prince 2 / APM / PMI * NEBOSH or equivalent desirable Desirable * Master's degree or equivalent in relevant discipline, with a focus in Property, Construction or similar * Significant senior level experience in Construction management/Property Services/Life cycle planning * Commercial experience including procurement and management of construction contracts * Ability to lead and influence senior stakeholders, relationships at Ministerial and Director General level * Excellent leadership, management, communication, presentational and influencing skills * Be an effective communicator, collaborator and change agent and possess the appropriate business acumen to meet or exceed the needs of the Authority. * A successful track record in construction/refurbishment project management against set delivery objectives * Strong stakeholder management skills * Proficient in the principles, methods, techniques and tools for the preparation and monitoring of budgets to minimise costs and ensure cost effectiveness * Strong financial acumen, with ability to forecast, prepare and manage large budgets * Good understanding of the business context of the department * Self-motivated, diligent and accurate, able to work under pressure to meet project demands, and able to respond with urgency to solve problems as they emerge, through effective communication and coordination with the wider project team, support functions and supplier partners. * Acknowledged by peers as a leader who can manage and motivate teams with a diverse range of skills and objectives across multiple locations. * In depth knowledge of supplier and contract management * Proven experience in developing business cases and approvals processes * An understanding Health and Safety in complex operating structures * Knowledge of risk management, governance arrangements, control procedures & audit processes * Excellent change management leadership skills and experience of steering an organisation through substantial change. In particular, strong communications and staff engagement skills

Leadership Behaviours (SCS1 Indicators) * Develop an in-depth insight into the dynamics and issues surrounding the Department and Government. Understanding, political, economic, social, environmental and technological impacts. * Develop departmental or functional strategies and priorities while considering a wide range of political and national pressures. * Create a culture of innovation, flexibility and responsiveness enabling the team and partners to respond swiftly to change. * Manage and mitigate evaluated risks and options when making decisions. * Ensure there is the infrastructure to support varied communication methods which consider the individual needs of people when deciding how to communicate. * Overcome objections to gain acceptance of the agreed strategies and plans widely, using your influence to make a positive difference internally and externally. * Confront issues and challenge assumptions at the highest levels, no matter how uncomfortable, in an assertive yet constructive way. * Develop and maintain an organisational commitment to empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own learning, whilst taking a strategic perspective to identify the capability needs of the organisation now and in the future. * Establish and negotiate service levels and deliverables with delivery partners at a broad strategic level, promoting delivery with value for money, emphasising how all parts of the delivery chain will fully understand the required outcomes for the customer. * Define and integrate clear structures, systems and resources across the Department which promote efficient service delivery.

Your expert recruitment consultant is Trevor Parsons, call today on 0207 422 7377 or email Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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