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Senior Project Managers (Regeneration)

London, England
£350 - £400 per day
2020-05-12 17:10:23 2020-08-31 Eden Brown Built Environment
May 12, 2020

We are looking for two experienced Senior Project Managers to work with this E London borough within their Regeneration, Property & Planning business unit.

Reporting directly to the Head of Capital, the post holder will lead the delivery of a range of projects within Council's Housing and Education capital programmes, valued at c.£120m, and support the development and delivery of the Council's regeneration programme including delivering housing through the Council's wholly owned Development Company.

You will be responsible for the management of all delegated project budgets likely to be a value of up to c.£20m at any one time.

Key areas for decision making:

Selection and implementation of procurement routes for all capital services and works

Determination and application of selection criteria to appoint consultants and contractors for all capital works

Key accountability's and result areas:

Service Development:

This will involve:

  • Support the development, implementation and review of a common methodology to the management of capital projects building upon the principles of intelligent client functions;
  • Support the development and roll out a continuous training and development programme to ensure that all staff, including new starters, deliver projects in a consistent manner and to an agreed corporate standard;
  • Support the effective monitoring and reporting of spend, progress and risks across the capital programme, escalating issues as required; and
  • Support efforts to develop opportunities for the Council to sell capital project services to partners and third parties (i.e. schools, Vision, health partners etc).

Capital Projects

This will involve:

  • Responsibility for the management of all project staff, contractors and consultants appointed to support the delivery of relevant capital projects - setting targets, monitoring performance and taking corrective action as required;
  • Support the development of the capital programmes in respect of Housing (including through the Council's wholly owned Development Company), Education and Regeneration etc;
  • Develop clear project briefs/specifications with sponsor departments to secure agreement on outputs, budgets and programmes for individual projects;
  • Lead the development and delivery of capital projects from inception through to completion including:
    • securing relevant internal approvals;
    • undertaking procurement activity in line with relevant policies;
    • representing the Council's interests in discussions with consultants/contractors;
    • monitoring delivery against agreed cost, programme and quality targets (
    • managing handover arrangements to ensure that projects are provided to BAU host departments in a fit state and that all health and safety manuals and user training is completed; and
    • undertaking project closure reviews to record project outcomes and capture any learning points.
  • Where required, support the development of capital project proposals in respect of regeneration, transformation, property maintenance etc, providing expert advice to colleagues to ensure that schemes can be effectively and efficiently delivered.

Corporate level (across the council)

This will involve

Provide capital project input into broader Council initiatives/workstreams including transformation activity, Public Health Programmes, Regeneration/Economic Development activity, Housing Development (including through the Council's wholly owned Development Company) and Estate Regeneration.

About you (Education/ Qualifications)

Good quality degree in relevant subject

Project Management Qualification, i.e. PRINCE2

Experience / Skills

Extensive, practical experience in the management of a diverse range of capital projects from inception through to completion.

Detailed knowledge of financial, legal (i.e. contractual) and planning processes/regulations in relation to capital project management in England.

Ability to maintain financial information, ensuring financial compliance, monitoring and evaluation.

Strong understanding of the political, commercial and economic context within which the Council's asset management activity is undertaken.

Experience in the supervision and management of diverse project teams

Track record of securing broader social benefit through procurement activity (i.e. local education, training and employment programmes)

Experience of working within local government

Your expert recruitment consultant is Trevor Parsons, call today on 0207 422 7377 or email t.parsons@edenbrown.com 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.

London, England
£350 - £400 per day

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