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£55,000 - £60,000 + package


North West





Project Manager

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Project Manager



Job Description

Vertical Recruitment is working in partnership with OnSide Youth Zones to identify a suitable Project Manager jo join this national charity that believes all young people should have the opportunity to discover their passion and their purpose.

They fund and build state-of-the-art, multimillion-pound Youth Zones in the country’s most economically disadvantaged areas. Youth Zones are brand new, purpose-built spaces, fizzing with energy and crammed with incredible facilities. They are funded by a combination of various grants, trusts and private individuals who see the enormous value our Youth Zones have in the community and are staffed by skilled and dedicated youth workers who truly believe in young people; helping them see what they could achieve, and giving them the skills, confidence and ambition to go for it.

They are investing in growing their current network of fourteen Youth Zones, and they currently have over £50 million worth of developments in the pipeline. Each Youth Zone starts as a £8.5 million capital project, with their Property & Construction Team managing up to ten live projects at any one time, together with readying for contract numerous other projects. The team work with a wide range of Local Authority and commercial developer partners to deliver modern day facilities for young people.

The Role
We are seeking a dynamic Project Manager who is keen to utilise their skills and experience to deliver highly rewarding and challenging construction projects that will change the lives of young people. Their Property & Construction Team is headed up by a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) with over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry and who will provide guidance and support to the postholder.

You will have experience of leading highly effective design teams through the briefing, design and construction stages of multi-million pound capital projects, with technical knowledge in construction and an eye for detail to ensure the Employer’s Requirements are met during the design process, construction and handover. You will be involved in every facet of the project lifecycle, from site massing & feasibility, client-side direction of the design team, procurement of construction, facility fit-out and aspects of facilities management. As a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills, you will also have experience of financial management of projects and demonstrable commercial acumen.

Key Responsibilities
” To lead the day-to-day delivery of capital projects in all aspects of the design and delivery of a project, ensuring projects are delivered to programme, budget and the highest standards of quality.
” To ensure the Employer’s Specific Technical Requirements and brief are met during the design process, construction and handover.
” To be responsible for the internal financial management of multiple projects, alongside working with external PQS practices in this area.
” To lead and manage multi-disciplinary design teams, supported by external consultant teams.
” To develop internal project documentation and reporting.
” To produce reports to suit relevant stages of projects for various internal & external stakeholders and funders.
” To procure and lead feasibility studies, including site surveys, site investigation, site evaluation with the purpose of aiding the development of new projects.
” As client lead, to monitor and report internally and with funders, contractors’ progress on site during live projects.
” To support the Prospecting Team in securing new opportunities nationally.

Person Specification:
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate these experience, skills, abilities and attributes.

” Delivery of multi-million pound capital projects; leading design teams through the briefing, design & construction stages of capital projects – Essential
” Experience of client-side and consultancy environments – Desirable
” Submitting successful planning applications – Desirable
” Working with Local Authority and commercial developer partners- Desirable

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes
” Sound knowledge of project management procedure and process in the delivery of construction projects – Essential
” Commercial acumen and prepared to challenge positively – Essential
” Good technical knowledge in construction, with a systematic & meticulous approach – Essential
” Highly motivated self-starter – Essential
” Excellent verbal and written communication skills – Essential
” Good execution of Microsoft Office programmes, especially Excel and Word – Essential
” Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Essential
” Awareness of issues facing young people – Essential

” Full membership of RICS or CIOB, with substantial PQE – Essential
” Current, full UK driving licence and use of a car – Essential
” Building Surveying or construction related degree – Desirable

Agile working organisation with flexibility in working hours across the day; 5% matched contribution pension (with option of salary sacrifice); 33 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays (rising with length of service); option to purchase up to 10 days additional leave per year; birthday leave; volunteer days; one paid role-related professional subscription; retailer & leisure discounts.

All direct applications will be forwarded to Vertical Recruitment for initial screening

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