CDS is on a mission! We are a social landlord, owning, maintaining and managing nearly 1,000 properties across the South East.
Joining us as Planned Works Manager, you will report to the Head of Property Services and ensure the provision of an efficient asset management service to CDS owned and managed homes. This will be through effective project and contract management, asset appraisal modelling and procurement. You will be responsible for the full life cycle and cyclical and major works programmes, including kitchen and bathroom upgrades, window and boiler replacements, fire safety improvements and more.
You’ll make sure planned and cyclical works and contracts are formulated and delivered on time and on budget to agreed standards. Your involvement in these projects will give us assurance that we have achieved valued for money and compiled with all statutory and regulatory requirements, including those related to Health & Safety. You’ll find ways to give residents a say in decisions that matter to them and will use our values of being fair, reliable, and acting with integrity to inform everything you do. As Project Manager, you will also be responsible for carrying out surveys, inspections and reports, preparing specifications and creating schedules of works, monitoring performance and using data and commentary to clearly and effectively report on project progress, contractor performance and outcomes.
Are you educated to degree level or hold a relevant professional qualification such as MRICS or MCIOB? Do you have previous building surveying experience, gained within a housing environment? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you!
We’re looking for someone who has a compelling track record of asset / project management and delivering major works contracts, and who has a strong sense of ownership and responsibility for their work, committed to collaborative working with colleagues, suppliers, and residents alike. With a good understanding and appreciation of the needs of older, disabled, and vulnerable individuals and households, you will be committed to seeking and using customer views in planning and carrying out projects and have knowledge of Building Regulations, CDM Regulations, Landlord and Tenant Law, planning and Party Wall legislation. You’ll also have good working knowledge and experience of contract management and have appropriate knowledge of relevant Health & Safety legislation and ideally, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
A full and current UK driving licence and regular access to a vehicle is essential to allow you to visit project sites and residents in their homes.
In return, we offer a contributory pension scheme, 28 days holiday + bank holidays, health cash plan, an employee perk system and up to a 10% annual bonus.