Project Manager -Cambridgeshire

Project Manager -FM

Cambridgeshire -RAF Wyton/Wittering

Circa £45k

The Company

Our client has recently been awarded a 7-year contract for the maintenance and improvement of the Defence Built Estate, to include in excess of 20,000 assets.

They are a new business, formed to deliver infrastructure, asset, and facilities management services into the UK Defence Sector. They are a 50:50 Joint Venture between 2 already established big players in the FM and Utilities markets with over 55 years’ experience.

They are committed to enabling Defence capability through maintaining and enhancing the built estate in which our Armed Forces live, work and train.

The role

As Project Manager you’ll work on a wide range of new projects within the construction sector. You can be working on several projects at any one time dependent upon the scale and complexity of the project. In this highly varied and interesting role you take the lead of projects such as installing a new roof on a building, refurbishment of staff accommodation to full brand-new building construction. Reporting into a Senior Project Manager for the Billable Works team you’ll be responsible for the planning, management, coordination, and financial control of projects, ensuring the appropriate governance is applied. You’ll ensure the project lifecycle is maintained at all stages and completed on time, within budget and that agreed objectives & KPI’s are achieved.

What you’ll need to do the role:

You’ll need former Project Management experience, you can evidence involvement at every stage from proposal through to delivery. We are looking for someone who has hands on experience managing high profile projects from inception to completion. You will have excellent communication and influential skills, you will lead by example and manage those around you to meet deadlines and quality standards.

Security clearance is required for our sites, successful applicants will be expected to achieve either BPSS or SC clearance as a condition of appointment into the role.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Oversee the effective, compliant and timely delivery of Billable Works in accordance with Government Regulatory and Statutory undertakings, complying with all Health & Safety and Environmental standards and policies.
  • Monitor Supply Chain work teams to ensure suitably qualified and experienced operatives are directed to relevant tasks and ensure that all operatives have appropriate vehicles, equipment and skills to perform relevant tasks.
  • Monitor Supply Chain service delivery, quality and safe working to ensure all performance indicators are consistently achieved.
  • Review Risk Assessments and Method Statements to ensure they are to an acceptable standard
  • Confer with local DIO representatives, the Local Customer Service Representative and the relevant Site Manager to agree scope & priorities of Billable Works on a regular basis.
  • Ensure appropriate work plans and budgets are in place to achieve programmes and financial commitments, whilst meeting the changing operational need.
  • Record all tasks against the appropriate assets in the CAFM system, including work in progress and completed job inspections, and ensure all documentation relating to Billable Works are completed, recorded and distributed in a timely manner.
  • Review site risk registers, follow management processes and notify Management of any defects on equipment or systems.
  • Ensure, as far as reasonably practical, that all persons on site observe the requirements of JSP 375, work closely with the Mobile Authorised Persons team to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with the Asbestos register and management plan and the Legionella management plan.
  • Identify opportunities on establishments that will support the MoD’s carbon reduction targets.

Why apply

  • Circa £45k
  • Government funded defence contract
  • Excellent long term career prospects

Project Director (Cost Management) – East of England

Job Title: Project Director – Cost Management

Location: East of England

Salary: DOE

Start Date: ASAP

The Company

Highfield Professional Solutions is working on behalf of a leading global consultancy to recruit a Project Director for their East of England teams. The Eastern Cost Management unit works across multiple sectors with specific growth demand within the Education, Defence, Science, Commercial, Residential, Care, Industrial and Healthcare markets with high calibre and local clients.

The Position

You will provide a full range of cost management duties to their clients including supporting and leading projects taking responsibility for their successful delivery. Mentoring and supporting graduate and apprentices. Ensuring projects are managed efficiently and on time. Developing strong relationships with clients and expert communication when meeting future clients. It is important to have an inquisitive attitude and to challenge if acceptable existing company methods to demonstrate value for money to the client.

Could this role be for you?

  • Proven ability of strong client relations, ability to actively provide business development opportunities with existing and new clients, ensuring these are identified and acted upon and generate winning new commissions.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and deliver business development opportunities through writing and converting bid commissions, to the right quality standards and completed efficiently and on time.
  • To ‘win’ clients through strong business development skills.
  • Proven leadership within cost management business and provide leadership, management and mentoring to the team.
  • Proven ability to develop long term relationships with all team members, and effectively balance people and processes.
  • You will ideally be a self-motivated individual from a consultancy or client organisation background with the ability to work both independently and as part of a wider team.
  • Proven experience in a consulting environment/client organisation providing the full spectrum of Cost Management services.

Why Apply?

  • Leadership opportunity with an established team and enviable local reputation with clients
  • Competitive Salary
  • Car allowance
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Flexible working
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Professional Membership fees paid

For further information or to apply please contact Zoe Lane – 01489 774010.

Highfield are a Certified Carbon Neutral Business