Project Manager (Construction Delivery)
Job purpose and background
Act as lead on construction projects and ensure the successful delivery of schemes to our internal clients in terms of time, cost and quality. Ensure risk is properly identified, allocated and effectively managed. Accept formal handover of projects from the New Business Team; manage the pre-contract stage with the Pre-Construction team and contract administration with the Employer’s Agent throughout the life of the project to practical completion.
Consult with internal client departments and external stakeholders to ensure the project brief meets their requirements. Exert strict financial control throughout the development period. Maintain project information and produce regular progress reports. Manage the handover of projects at Practical Completion and project closure when the final account has been agreed. Obtain and provide relevant information to internal client departments to allow properties to be occupied or sold immediately after handover to avoid loss of potential revenue.
Principle outputs & responsibilities
Continuous review and assessment of schemes to ensure they are meeting the organisation’s objectives and maximum value for money is always achieved.
PRE-CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES:
Agree a development programme with the Development Manager / Head of Service and deliver projects to meet set targets.
Develop projects in accordance with internal procedures and the Design Brief. Prepare individual project briefs for issue to consultants.
Liaise with New Business, Pre-Construction and Sales Teams on the design, layout and specification of sale units in order to achieve maximum out-turn values.
In conjunction with the Pre-Construction and Procurement Team, ensure consultants and contractors are properly selected from our chosen frameworks and formally appointed. Ensure building contracts and development agreements are properly executed.
Appraise outline and detailed scheme proposals, conducting sensitivity analyses as required, consulting with others as necessary.
Submit schemes and provide audit information to funding authorities at all relevant stages in accordance with their requirements and procedures.
Ensure the involvement of the Employer’s Agent in all relevant stages of the pre-contract procedures.
ON SITE DEVELOPMENT CONTROL:
Make regular visits to each project on site. Monitor progress, quality and general performance of the contractor and consultants in conjunction with the Quality Manager.
Liaise regularly with the Employers Agent and act upon Employers Agent’s report and advice.
Report to the Development Manager any delays, safety or quality concerns on projects.
Liaise with internal departments and external sales agent in connection with the handover of completed projects.
Attend snagging and handover inspections and ensure that all documentation required is obtained from the project team and passed to relevant internal client departments.
Provide support to the internal Aftercare team
Ensure all projects comply with the client’s responsibilities under the Health & Safety regulations.
FINANCIAL AND PROGRAMME CONTROL:
Ensure all development costs are kept under strict control and recorded on project files by reviewing actual spend against estimated spend. Maintain monthly cashflows.
Instruct regular Royal Institute of Chartered Survey valuations on sale units and monitor to reporting on whether expected sales values are being met or otherwise.
Monitor contract variations to ensure that costs are kept within the contract sum and report promptly to the Development Manager / Head of Service any variations that have cost implications and report the effect of these changes on the contract and budgets.
Deal with correspondence and negotiations with the Funding Authority relating to any potential costs which do not qualify for grant funding. Ensure that such costs are not incurred without prior reference to the Head of Service.
Ensure all invoices relating to development expenditure are correct before authorisation by the Development Manager.
Assist the Programme Team with data for Homes England and/or GLA online funding system (IMS or equivalent) for monitoring, submitting and generally processing grant funded schemes.
Monitor contract programme to ensure that project timescales and milestones are met and report promptly to the Development Manager / Head of Service any programme changes keeping relevant internal departments informed including obtaining their early input to avoid delays to projects, seek consultant reports or advice to manage or mitigate delays on projects, ensuring opportunities for financial recovery under contracts is able to be pursued.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Development Department and lead in one specialist area of innovation.
Make full use of new technology for all appropriate tasks.
Ensure that files kept up to date and processes are followed to deliver fully compliant internal and external audits.
Store all project communications securely and properly for use by others when required.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
Degree level education or equivalent
Good level of IT skills and literacy
Good level of appraisal and cashflow reporting knowledge (Use of financial appraisal tools)
Development Housing Sector experience...
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