Property Projects Manager
We're seeking someone with strong technical project management skills who can support the our property portfolio of depots, stations, head office and support accommodation. Projects will range from smaller scale maintenance upgrades, to planned maintenance projects and remedial works, and coordinating & controlling major construction projects. The role will also include the line management of the direct labour team who provide operational support to our West Midland portfolio of bus depots with line marking, pothole repairs and general maintenance activities.
The successful candidate will have extensive property / construction project management and delivery experience, both hands on and through consultant or contractor teams, developing product and build specifications and supporting & delivering the end to end tender process. A good knowledge of CDM regulations together with detailed understanding of project management and construction related legislation and codes of practice is essential.
Experience in managing directly employed teams as well as managing contractor and consultants is key, together with strong communication skills and the ability to explain and demonstrate understanding of technical project elements to those without the technical knowledge. Budget, performance and quality management skills. Managing data and information to produce project and technical reporting where required.
Working alongside the Business Excellence team to support and inform the overall project sponsor where required, following the National Express group processes.
Qualifications & Experience
A formal project management qualification (APM / Prince 2 etc) would be preferred, supported a training record demonstrating relevant experience, ideally in a transport related sector.
Ideally IOSH / NEBOSH, but essential to have a solid track record in safety management and compliance.
Knowledge of industry standard compliance & legislation requirements including control & management of asbestos, water quality management, electrical test and inspection requirements and CDM & design responsibilities.
It is expected that only applicants with at least 7-10 years' project management experience (at least 2 of which have been at a senior PM type position) would have the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience required for this role.
Managing DLO team of four, coordinating the site activities across the WMT (Bus) portfolio, and supporting ad-hoc works across the wider sites if required.
Providing cost and quality assurance of medium and higher value minor works that are delivered through CPL or the framework contractors, validating specification and coordinating delivery with the relevant business units if required. Ownership of projects delivered outside of the CPL framework agreement via direct orders.
Managing the end to end process of CAPEX projects where required, including developing the specification with the end user, appointing specialist consultants if required, managing the design and tender process, securing CAPEX approval and delivering the project within the agreed parameters.
Ownership of the stakeholders management process throughout the design & development of major projects, and managing the change control process for larger projects in line with the National Express project management process.
Carrying out post investment appraisals and quality audits for completed projects and ensuring lessons learned are fed forward to future projects.
If you are interested in this position, please apply now! For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.