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Project Manager

Ref MAX8377 Job Posted 10/04/2018 Region Midlands and East Anglia Location Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Salary £45k - £55k + Excellent Benefits Package Salary Band Up to £59,999 TypePermanent Consultant Stuart Hackett

An exciting role exists as a Project Manager to join the new Peterborough based office for one of the UK’s largest Housing Developers. The successful candidate will take up a newly created role and be responsible for managing the development of up to 3 sites through to completion. You will ensure that the Programme, Quality and Cost targets are achieved in accordance with the build programme, through the effective management of the Site team and subcontractors.

Project Details

The hiring company are carrying out a wide range of residential schemes throughout the UK. This role is to be based out of the company’s new Peterborough based office and you will service projects throughout Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. Projects will range from new build projects through to the renovation of existing buildings and brownfield sites.

Responsibilities and Duties

• With the support of the Contracts Manager, co-ordinate trades, direct labour and materials to meet the production programme; maintain the optimum level of material on site to ensure that the site team is fully and effectively employed.
• Ensure that all units are produced to a consistently high standard of quality, so as to comply with NHBC requirements and the Building Regulations.
• Monitor Quality Control procedures and Customer Service procedures, and ensure that any customer complaints during the production cycle are promptly and properly investigated, with action taken to remedy defects and prevent recurrence.
• Monitor and control the cost of production, and approve payments to sub-contractors.
• Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety and other relevant legislation, and accompany any authorised person connected with Health and Safety at Work or other relevant legislation in inspections of the site.
• Initiate and attend inspections by the Local Building Inspector or the NHBC under the Building Regulations.
• Liaise with internal colleagues/Line Managers, and external suppliers and contacts as required in order to ensure the build programme is achieved.
• Work with the Sales team to ensure that regular Sales/Build meetings are attended, all Sales/Build procedures in the company “blue books” are adhered to, and inspections of all show homes are carried out.
• Carry out familiarisation inspections (New Home Tours) with the Sales Negotiator and customer, and ensure that any remedial work is completed prior to occupation.
• With the support of the Contracts Manager, ensure that the on-site Construction team is fully resourced and well-directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the site’s workload and resources.

Desired Skills and Experience

• Extensive experience of working within established build programs.
• Excellent communicator, with high detail orientation.
• Assertive to ensure delivery of targets by on-site team and trades/labour.
• Ability to prioritise tasks to meet changing business needs, demonstrates strong problem-solving ability.
• A member of the Chartered Institute of Builders and/or qualified to NVQ level 5 in Construction Management or a time served tradesman with considerable experience of the full range of construction trades.
• In depth knowledge of all aspects of the construction trade and the relevant legislative requirements e.g. Health and Safety, NHBC requirements and Building Regulations.
• Good knowledge, understanding and experience of dealing with all issues relating to Customer Care.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

• Formal qualifications or a time served tradesman with considerable experience of the full range of construction trades.
• A member of the Chartered Institute of Builders and/or qualified to NVQ level 5 in Construction Management or a time served tradesman with considerable experience of the full range of construction trades.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is one of the UK’s largest housebuilders with some 400+ developments ongoing across towns and rural areas throughout the UK. It is testament to their professionalism that for an unprecedented eleventh year, Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards than any other housebuilder. This really is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading company within the housing sector at the exciting period of the birth of a new Cambridgeshire office. Therefore you have a real opportunity to shape the identity and success of the business going forward.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

• Competitive Salary (guide salary: £45k - £55k – Neg.)
• 25 days holiday
• Money Purchase pension scheme
• Private medical insurance
• Flexible benefits
• Company car or cash allowance

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