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Project Manager

  • Job reference: JAMC652
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in East London is looking for a Project Manager - Capital Works to join their team. This is a full time, temporary agency role and the successful candidate must extensive experience delivering Education/Schools programmes of works, have a full relevant construction qualification and ideally experience in a similar local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is the delivery of improvements to the client's school's estate, overseeing investment to maintain and/or refurbish the existing infrastructure, and deliver new pupil places where necessary.

The successful candidate will project manage, coordinate and oversee the development of identified projects and programmes within the Education Property Team's capital programme.
The individual will be responsible for working closely with stakeholders, including (where relevant) the DfE, other Council departments, school leaders, and other relevant groups.
The Capital Project Manager will also be required to work with technical consultant/design teams, and other organisations, to develop successful schemes on behalf of the Council.

The main additional responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

To lead and manage the initial feasibility process for capital projects, to ensure the provision of deliverable outline designs and initial costs, leading to agreements with stakeholders to develop projects to completion.
To lead on all project development issues, including chairing meetings with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Headteachers, governors) and providing the requisite reporting to all parties on matters such as progress and cost, as required.
To be responsible for ensuring that capital budgets are managed effectively in terms of the delivery of capital projects, finance, outputs, and terms and conditions of the grant making body.
To cooperate with stakeholders and consultants to ensure any capital works meet operational requirements, within the budget and timescales set for the relevant project.
To keep all necessary records, make payments to contractors and consultants, and ensure schemes are kept within programme and budget.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

A formal qualification in a relevant discipline, e.g. project and/or programme management, would be desirable, e.g. Prince 2, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).
Degree or equivalent qualification.
Experience and understanding of issues relating to developing capital facilities at education or in similar multisite environments.
Experience of project management.
Previous experience of budget management and financial control.
Evidenced experience of working to deadlines.
Previous experience of working with internal and external funding partners and partnership working.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering a rate of £300 - £400 p/day Umbrella Ltd. (Approx. £920 - £1,180 NET take home pay per week after all deductions).

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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