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Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Project Manager

Northern Region

The post-holder will assist a General Manager in managing the relationships between the clients, users and the service providers, specifically in the areas of:

  • Project Management and/or oversight of the various work packages
  • Risk management
  • Protection of Project Company investment
  • Lifecycle management, planning and facilitation
  • Management of variations
  • Attendance at meetings as required by the General Manager
  • Maintenance of records
  • Preparation of reports for the General Manager and Project Board

Information

Location

Royal Victoria Hospital – Newcastle

Reporting To

Project Management Director

Key Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Provide the technical input to the contract work packages as required
  • In conjunction with finance managers, ensure that any budgets are managed and expenditure is adequately recorded
  • Responsible for providing ongoing management and delivery of project(s) on behalf of project owners
  • Provide accurate, relevant and timely information for individual project boards, project meetings and the Project Board
  • Maintain awareness of developments in project and programme management and communicate examples of good and bad practice
  • Act as duty holder’s representative on CDM notifiable projects and ensure close consultation and dialogue with Principal Designer and Principal Contractor
  • Ensure all projects are delivered in accordance with H&S, environmental, quality management and commercial requirements
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability
    for their assigned work
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Ensure documentation is in accordance with the company’s HBMS system

Planning and Organising

  • Prioritisation of own workload on a day-to-day basis
  • Participation in team meetings
  • Flexibly managing time to meet changing priorities and deadlines whilst ensuring the core tasks are delivered
  • Ensure all time spent is recorded against each project as appropriate

Internal and External Relationships

  • Effective management of internal and external relations using tact, persuasion and teamwork, exchanging routine and non-routine information clearly so that the recipient can understand and act upon it as required
  • Possessing a high degree of interpersonal skills and utilising these to build trust and confidence
  • Possessing a high degree of self-confidence and resilience to withstand criticism of the compliance process as it may identify areas where poor practice has been the previous norm

General

  • Maintain a programme of personal professional development
    Ensure that confidential information is not disclosed about Vercity Ltd or its associated companies (including information regarding patients and staff) to any unauthorised member of staff, or to anyone outside the employment of the company. In addition, abide by the confidentiality policies of the Trust
  • Ensure that HSAW legislation is fully observed at all times and that Vercity’s HSAW policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Undertake other duties as requested by Vercity Social Infrastructure (UK) Ltd in accordance with Vercity’s delivery of contract requirements

This job description is intended to reflect, in outline, the responsibilities of the post-holder which may change over time with the Corporate and local business needs of Vercity and the particular PFI contract. It will therefore, be subject to periodic review.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience in project management, including all aspects of process development and execution in a high profile, high volume environment
  • Understanding of the relationship between client, SPV and service provider
  • Proven record of service delivery
  • Experience of PFI Projects
  • Ability to work under own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Relevant professional qualifications in respect to Hard FM
  • All round experience of construction disciplines

Desirable

  • Worked in a PFI Healthcare environment
  • Lead and managed staff or service providers in either a direct or indirect setting
  • Qualified to Authorized Person level in an appropriate discipline
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of Whole Life Costing

Skills and Competencies

  • Computer literate across the Microsoft suite and project management software packages
  • Ability to solve problems in complex environments
  • Good communication skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in an easily understandable and persuasive manner
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Strong planning and organisation skills with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative and manage situations effectively
  • Ability to work under own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and presentational skills
  • Ability to apply effective management of internal and external relations using tact, persuasion and teamwork, exchanging routine and non routine information clearly so that the recipient can understand and act upon it as required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to utilise these to build trust and confidence

Personal Attributes

  • Can do attitude with a flexible approach to work and time management
  • High level of integrity
  • Possessing a high degree of self-confidence and resilience to withstand criticism of the compliance process as it may identify areas where poor practice has been the previous norm

Qualifications

  • Degree level education or equivalent experience
  • Professional Membership appropriate to qualification bias
  • Relevant professional qualifications in respect to Hard FM
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