Project Manager (Residential Construction)

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    City of London, London

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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    Samantha Clinch

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    about 1 month ago

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Project Manager (Residential Construction) - London

The Brief:
We are working with a client who are specialising in the provision of family homes for private rent and they currently manage four key house-builder relationships. The partnership model focuses on the early site appraisal process before acquiring and building out in fixed price D&B contracts.

The successful candidate will be joining a small but highly ambitious team, based in London covering the Project Management role. This important and exciting role will involve working closely with construction partners to manage the delivery process within contractual parameters to ensure that developments are completed to programme and on budget. The successful candidate will report straight into director level within the business. The role will be based in the London Office covering a number of London boroughs.
This role will require someone with working knowledge and experience in managing the delivery of construction projects and contracts. The desired candidate will ideally have experience in a variety of property sectors including residential and be able to demonstrate a sound market knowledge and judgement together with in-depth understanding of construction contracts and project management techniques.
To apply for this role you must have 3years+ post qualification in a relevant discipline such as project and construction management, surveying or equivalent gained through work experience. With familiarity from a similar role, you will have a track record of managing, understanding and acting as the 'Client' representative on projects. You will have good communication skills and be able to form sound, professional relationships with our delivery partners.

The Role:
The role will include but not limited to the following key activities:
- Assessment and interpretation of legal documents, reports, surveys and planning conditions and how these may affect the delivery/construction processes
- Overseeing the preparation of construction contracts and all associated documents (including surety documents) that support and match the agreed financial parameters and scope of the project
- Understand the management of the external professional team including preparation of appointment documents and collateral warranties
- Negotiation with house-builder partners to ensure commercial returns
- Preparation of monthly site progress reports for Board sign off
- Work with an Employers Agent through the project delivery and understand the process of work in progress valuations
- Represent the Client at the monthly contractor meetings and on a day-to-day basis
- Review cash flow performance to ensure budgets are managed and not exceeded
- Ensure that all health and safety matters relating to this role and the role of others in the construction process is observed and conducted accordingly. Be aware of the duties of the Client under the CDM regime
- Monitoring of contractor/partner discharging of all associated planning conditions and statutory obligations
- Assist with the coordination of handover of units into the lettings team
- Work with and manage house-builder partners to achieve the objectives above.

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential in this role as you will be required to engage in commercial negotiations, communicate with stakeholders, and effectively influence outcomes. We are looking for someone with a flexible and motivated attitude who will be able to adapt and thrive in an environment where the workload is busy, varied and senior. The successful candidate will have strong analytical, numeric and problem solving capabilities whilst being commercially astute and focused on delivery. They will be able to motivate and encourage all those associated in delivering the aims of the project.
Must be able to drive and be prepared to travel to sites, meetings and similar, with occasional overnight stays a possibility.

Project Manager (Residential Construction) - London