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Project Manager

Ref MAX8669 Job Posted 25/03/2019 Region Midlands and East Anglia Location Norfolk Salary £45k - £60k Salary Band Up to £59,999 TypePermanent Consultant Katie Keenan

An exciting and unique client side Project Manager role exists in the north of Norfolk. This is a vacancy for a Project Manager who will work directly for a historic and wealthy estate and have responsibility for development of all new and refurbishment building projects within the grounds. This is a highly appealing and unique role to work on one of England’s finest stately homes and its surrounding estate.

Project Details

The estate has a programme of works that will require completing over the coming years in order to keep the estate profitable and maintain its place as a desirable tourist hotspot.

Individual projects will typically value in the region of £0.5m to £5m+. These will include new build and refurbishment projects across the estate and its 274 residential dwellings.

The Estate extends over 25,000 acres. The land and property-based activities on the site include residential and commercial lettings, property development, arable and vegetable farming, forestry, country sports, an inn, a holiday park, beaches, car parks, admissions, cafes, shops, concerts and events.

Responsibilities and Duties

Project Development

  • Be accountable for delivering specific new build, conversion and renovation projects
  • Contribute to identifying and assessing new development opportunities Liaise with Senior Managers to agree project objectives and specifications Lead with the assistance in preparing feasibility studies
  • Advise and satisfy responsibilities under the CDM Regulations
  • Prepare project programmes and coordinate a risk management process
  • Submit and oversee planning applications as required
  • Lead in the selection of external contractors and professional advisors
  • Ensure projects meet agreed financial, quality targets and delivered on time
  • Arrange, chair and minute meetings
  • Prepare monthly reports monitoring budget, variations and programmes

Property Refurbishment

  • Agree and develop the specification for cottage refurbishment
  • Be accountable for managing renovation project budgets
  • Prepare the specification and scope of works and sign off with Building Manager
  • Agree the project budget with the General Manager of Land and Property
  • Manage external contractors, ensuring they are given clear direction to deliver what is required, within agreed timescales and budget

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience of residential and commercial construction and project management in the private sector
  • Ability to select, negotiate and interface with senior third parties and in-house teams
  • Understanding of building pathology, contract administration and project management skills of planning, programming and risk management
  • Understanding of building regulations, JCT Minor Works and Intermediate Forms of contract as well as the CDM Regulations, planning legislation and procedures
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team, with the ability to manage different personalities and organisations
  • Understanding of finance, budgets, cash flows and appraisals
  • Health and safety knowledge including pre and post-contract administration
  • Be an organised planner with the ability to multi-task
  • Be a hands-on proven leader with the ability to inspire timely and quality work
  • Have a good knowledge of Listed Buildings and conservation techniques
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be able to delegate work and provide clear instructions
  • Be able to monitor and maximise performance of others
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be able to work calmly under pressure
  • Be able to work in a team so that goals are met

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A relevant professional membership such as RICS or CIOB is strongly desired

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The owners of this magnificent Estate are working tirelessly to be recognised as the UK’s leading rural Estate, against which others will measure their own success.

The Estate extends over 25,000 acres. The land and property-based activities on the site include residential and commercial lettings, property development, arable and vegetable farming, forestry, country sports, an inn, a holiday park, beaches, car parks, admissions, cafes, shops, concerts and events.

This opportunity will enable the successful candidate to be a part of an estate which runs its own maintenance and property development. At present, they are undertaking complex refurbishment projects on the hall itself and essential repair and build work on some of the 300+ properties across the estate.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Circa £45k - £60k Basic Salary (DOE)
Pension
Benefits relating to access to the estate for family

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