Housing and Grenfell
This department is responsible for housing, communities and improving the lives of local residents. This includes landlord services and estate management, planning, refurbishment, and advice and support to help maintain healthy and safe homes.
A significant part of our work is focused on creating stronger communities, by working together with local residents on recovery following the Grenfell tragedy.
In response to London’s affordable homes crisis, we are committed to building more social housing to help people on lower incomes to live, work, and raise their families in the borough. Our housing team also work closely with affordable housing providers and other agencies to manage homelessness and give support to older residents to live independently. Find out more about our vacancies here.
Join us in this important, challenging role and you’ll be a key member of our Property Services team as you manage a portfolio of individual contracts and call off projects from our procured contractor and consultants frameworks. These sit within the current budget of around £50m (for the next three years) for the Capital, Cyclical and M&E works programmes.
From inception to final account, you’ll be responsible for between £5 – £15 million per year as you deliver M&E projects within the Council’s capital programme, and contribute to the development, management and monitoring of the projects, ensuring that delivery is on time, within budget and represents good value for money. The team prides itself on operating collaboratively with residents and being technical experts within their field. With a supportive, friendly culture and a motivating working environment, its members are committed to delivering great work and making a positive difference to the quality of peoples’ lives.
The person will work with Resident Liaison Officers to develop communication plans to assist in delivering complex large-scale projects. You will be dealing with various internal and external stakeholders for example; Residents, Consultants, Contractors, Resident Liaison Officers, Resident Associations, Councillors, Colleagues in Housing Management and across the Property Services team.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to fill the post of Project Manager for the Capital Delivery – M&E Team.
To succeed in this role, you will be an experienced housing project manager able to manage and motivate colleagues. It’s essential that you possess operational experience of carrying out major works schemes within public sector housing or a similar environment, an awareness of retrofitting and PAS 2035, and the ability to manage a minimum of £5 million per year. Your ability to communicate with consultants, contractors and residents will be a key to successful delivery of projects. You will have an excellent understanding of social housing asset management and the need to maintain this in the interests of residents and the Council as landlord.
You will work closely and professionally with both internal and external organisations and possess an excellent understanding of the interface between the Capital Delivery team and Housing Management, Responsive Repairs and Leaseholder Services teams. You will need to demonstrate a high standard of customer service.
You will need to demonstrate significant experience of housing major works projects, preferably within a local authority or housing association.
You will have relevant professional qualifications (Mechanical or Electrical) and a qualification in Project Management (e.g. APM or equivalent) or qualified by experience.
We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.
Interview date: Week Commencing 19th December 2022
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We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
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