Project Manager - Housing & Construction

Location
Luton
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
08 Jun 2017
Ref
RMS0179382
Contact
Abby Holland
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Role:
Responsible for the commissioning and delivery of major programmes of work, maintaining assets in accordance with the Investment Plan of the Council. Validating information from the Assets Management Plan to maximise value for money in the procurement of services and maintenance work.

Development and management of repair and replacement programmes of work in accordance with identified maintenance plans to Council owned dwellings.

Actively contribute to the achievement of the wider Housing Landlord aims, operational objectives and future state.

Client side project management experience

Responsibilities:

1.Develop and manage replacement programmes of work utilising information derived from the Asset Management System and identified through cyclical maintenance works. Prepare programmes in accordance with funding allocation contained in the business plan.

2.Prepare specifications, drawings and contract documentation appertaining to repairs, maintenance and ancillary works, ensuring that contracts are tendered in accordance with defined procedures and embracing partnering concepts where applicable.

3.Supervise works on site, manage and administer such contracts including authorisation of variations, issue of instructions and payment of invoices in accordance with contract terms and conditions. Prepare financial and performance information for inclusion in management reports.

4.Develop relationships with partners and stakeholders and provide technical advice to staff, members and residents as required. Prepare technical reports as directed by the Programme Manager. Ensure that maintenance programmes are co-ordinated with responsive repair and void teams to avoid duplication and to deliver a cost effective service.

5.Undertake post inspection of works, ensuring that works are completed to legislative requirements and to approved standards. Identify problem areas and resolve through liaison with contractors and / or statutory bodies.

6.Monitor and manage the performance of contractors and specialists using defined performance frameworks and quality auditing. Carry out Customer Satisfaction Surveys and ensure that feedback obtained is used to improve systems and processes.

7.Conduct consultation exercises with residents and leaseholders, to promote awareness, choice and inclusion. Ensure that statutory consultation is carried out to meet legislative requirements for leaseholders.


8.Identify new processes, technologies and good practice measures. Develop the post and contribute towards development of the division and commercial service and to continually improve service delivery to customers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum 2-3 years Project Management experience of full project life-cycle:
- Planning regs
- Tender
- Managing contractors
- H&S regs

Experience instructing and managing contractors and budget holding responsibility
Some H&S legislation knowledge

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Technically trained background

About Fircroft:
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