As a Project Manager you will be joining the Property and Capital Projects team who operate within the Business Support Division. We champion innovation and embrace transformation whilst delivering projects within the built environment. Leading on exciting, high profile projects to regenerate Medway and put it on the map as one of the best places to live, work, learn in and visit in the South East. Our portfolio consists of Housing, Education, Corporate, Heritage. Works may include, condition programme, new build, extensions, refurbishment, and demolition.
We need someone who will support the Head of Capital Projects and Capital Programme Manager by delivering outcomes for this key service across various Directorates, deliver positive change and who can identify with the Head of Service new strategies on innovative commercial opportunities. Your day to day work will involve managing a number of varied building project schemes.
You will demonstrate a successful track record of delivery with the relevant professional experience. You will be involved directly in our major Capital Projects and support officers in all areas of delivery. Just as important will be your values, attitude and approach, and the ability to work collaboratively in a political environment, with client/colleagues, JV partners and building industry stakeholders, ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget.
You will be able to demonstrate your proficiency in compliance legislation, health and safety matters, the latest building techniques, demonstrate expertise in risk analyses, have good design experience and show the requisite computer proficiency for the role.
The role requires that management reporting is in place with a data management information database kept up to date, and lead the Project managers in the teams professional development reviews and ensure regular CPD training sessions. You will ensure procurement processes are followed, contracts are in place, risks are mitigated, and reporting dashboards available for major projects, with budgets reviewed and protected through early risk mitigation measures. You will be reviewing the teams project management and design services philosophy for the latest update on the Medway Intranet.
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Demonstrable experience of managing complex construction projects preferably in a public sector environment
- Demonstrable experience of developing and managing project teams and demonstrable track record of project delivery
- Demonstrable experience of managing budgets and reporting on delivery of service outcomes
- Demonstrable experience with a minimum of five years post qualification of managing complex construction projects preferably in a public sector environment
- Demonstrable ability to apply practical/procedural/organisational/policy knowledge in a specialist area and can turn theory into practical solutions
- Extensive experience working on heritage and conservation buildings, working alongside LA Conservation officers, Historic England, planning departments, conservation/heritage architects and Local authority building managers.
- Sound knowledge of building technology/construction methods/landscape construction as appropriate.
- Demonstrable knowledge of administering/working with construction and M&E specific contracts including JCT 2011 (or above), Minor Works, D&B and Standard forms; NIE & IEC forms.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- Assisted car purchase scheme
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Robert Banks on 01634 331711.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
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Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
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