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Project Manager

Southern Region

The post-holder will assist the Project Management Director in managing the relationships between the clients, users and the service providers, specifically in the areas of:

  • Procurement and management of Life Cycle works
  • Management of large construction variations on PFI contracts
  • Procurement and management of smaller variation works as required
  • Management and resolution of Construction Defects
  • Risk identification, monitoring and management
  • Programme management
  • Protection of Project Company investment
  • Maintenance of records and preparation of reports

Information

Location

Vercity sites as required

Reporting To

Project Management Director (Vercity Consultancy)

Key Responsibilities

Procurement Management

  • Liaise with Management Service Team and Strategic Asset Management Team on planned activities and provide technical input as required.
  • Develop and establish a supply chain for the delivery of required works on behalf of the Project Company.
  • Manage the procurement and execution of required works on behalf of the Project Company, including liaison with the Hard FM contractor and management of site inductions and permits to work as required.
  • Liaise with SPV subcontractors and the Trust on access for works and coordination of access requirements(including liaison with service providers for coordination of maintenance activities with lifecycle works)
  • Provide accurate, relevant and timely information for individual project boards and project meetings.
  • Ensure that appropriate consents and approvals are obtained prior to works commencing, including lender and statutory approvals and compliance with CDM requirements.
  • Act as the duty holder’s (Client’s) representative on CDM notifiable projects and ensure close consultation and dialogue with the CDM advisor.
  • Develop site relationships with building occupiers and specialists (i.e. Control of Infection and senior Clinical and Estates staff) in order to facilitate delivery.
  • Participate in relevant team, client, and service provider meetings

Other Project Management

  • Undertake other duties as requested by Vercity in accordance with Vercity’s delivery of contract requirements.
  • Provide ongoing management and delivery of project(s) on behalf of project owners.
  • Provide accurate, relevant and timely information for individual project boards and project meetings.
  • Ensure that appropriate consents and approvals are obtained prior to works commencing, including lender and statutory approvals and compliance with CDM requirements.
  • Act as the duty holder’s (Client’s) representative on CDM notifiable projects and ensure close consultation and dialogue with the CDM advisor.
  • Participate in relevant team, client, and service provider meetings.
  • Prepare, review and authorise Impact Assessment documentation as necessary.
  • Ensure all time spent is recorded against each project as appropriate.

General

  • Maintain awareness of developments in project and programme management and communicate examples of good and bad practice.
  • Apply Vercity best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Ensure all projects are delivered in accordance with Vercity’s H&S, Asset, Environmental & Quality Management Policies and procedures whilst
    meeting commercial requirements and ensuring that HSAW legislation is fully observed.
  • Ensure sustainability issues and opportunities are addressed initially during the project identification stage and are reported on throughout project life.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

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 and life cycle works including all aspects of process development and execution in a high profile, high volume environment
  • Proven experience in the management, procurement and delivery of large variation projects
  • Procurement of lifecycle works subcontract packages
  • Managing works subcontract packages experience
  • In depth knowledge of Hard FM service delivery gained in a practical setting
  • Healthcare Hard Services experience
  • Understanding of the relationship between client, SPV and service providers
  • Proven record of service delivery
  • Relevant building services experience

Desirable

  • Worked in a PFI Healthcare or schools environment
  • Lead and managed staff or service providers in either a direct or indirect setting
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Degree level education or equivalent experience
  • Professional Membership appropriate to qualification bias
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