Project Completion Manager

Project Completion Manager -M&E
Salisbury/Hybrid
£56k + generous car allowance and benefits package

The Company
Our client has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Defence for nearly two decades, providing the support services that enable our Armed Forces to live, work and train on the UK Defence Training Estate.
They are a Hard FM Property management organisation with a significant Capital Works Delivery Department. They now have a vacancy for a Project Completion Manager responsible for developing, coordinating and overseeing the seamless integration of both hard and soft facilities management services for Capital Works Projects.

The role
This role requires a deep understanding of project phases, from inception to handover and into operational management. There will be a requirement to develop and ensure compliance with robust and effective handover processes and procedures, conduct technical troubleshooting and post construction defect management and rectification and conducting Post-occupancy Evaluation (POE).
This role will be responsible for developing engagement with the Government Soft Landings approach and the effective management of built assets throughout their lifecycle.

Responsibilities
Project Involvement: Engage and collaborate in all phases of capital works projects from initial planning and design to construction and handover. The Commissioning Manager will support design reviews with technical expertise for the complex and varying M&E Systems associated with our projects
Commissioning Management: Oversee the commissioning process to ensure all systems and components are installed, tested and functioning correctly according to design specifications. Identify risks to operational readiness and implement mitigations
Handover Management: Take responsibility for the handover stages of projects ensuring a smooth transition from construction to operations providing a robust, effective and efficient handover process for buildings and facilities to demonstrate excellence in facilities and asset management. Support regional teams in the ongoing management of existing and future projects
Operational Stage Management: Work closely with operational teams and our client to ensure that all facilities are managed effectively post-handover including troubleshooting and resolving issues that arise. Be the SPOC for regional queries, direction and guidance for internal teams and the client
Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE): Lead the capture and analysis of POE data to assess the performance of completed projects and design parameters, identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes in collaboration with the client
Government Soft Landings Leadership (GSL): Be the lead for GSL processes ensuring that projects meet government requirements for long-term performance and sustainability. The role will propose process and procedures to fully utilise the opportunities and benefits offered by embedding a GSL approach for the benefit of LSS
This is a hybrid role but with an expectation that the post-holder will be “In-office” at Central Support Office, Westdown Camp for an average of two days per week. In addition, the post holder will be required to travel to all parts of the UK on a regular basis with overnight stays as required.

Could this be for you?

  • Proven experience in commissioning management and facilities management within the construction industry.
  • In depth knowledge of M&E building systems and construction processes.
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ideally a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or related field
  • Knowledge of asset management principles, standards and regulations (ISO 55000)
  • Knowledge of the UK BIM Framework (including ISO19650 suite of documents, protocols and standards)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams
  • Analytical mind set and problem solving skills with a focus on data-driven decision-making with experience of ensuring governance, compliance and data verification
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, Word, Excel.
  • Professional certifications such as Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Project Management Professional are desirable

Why apply?
Newly awarded, government funded contract
Generous package and benefits
Hybrid working is available

Handover/Commissioning Manager -M&E

Handover/Commissioning Manager -M&E
Salisbury/Hybrid
£56k + generous car allowance and benefits package

The Company
Our client has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Defence for nearly two decades, providing the support services that enable our Armed Forces to live, work and train on the UK Defence Training Estate.
They are a Hard FM Property management organisation with a significant Capital Works Delivery Department. They now have a vacancy for a Technical Commissioning/Handover Manager and GSL Lead responsible for developing, coordinating and overseeing the seamless integration of both hard and soft facilities management services for Capital Works Projects.

The role
This role requires a deep understanding of project phases, from inception to handover and into operational management. There will be a requirement to develop and ensure compliance with robust and effective handover processes and procedures, conduct technical troubleshooting and post construction defect management and rectification and conducting Post-occupancy Evaluation (POE).
This role will be responsible for developing engagement with the Government Soft Landings approach and the effective management of built assets throughout their lifecycle.

Responsibilities
Project Involvement: Engage and collaborate in all phases of capital works projects from initial planning and design to construction and handover. The Commissioning Manager will support design reviews with technical expertise for the complex and varying M&E Systems associated with our projects
Commissioning Management: Oversee the commissioning process to ensure all systems and components are installed, tested and functioning correctly according to design specifications. Identify risks to operational readiness and implement mitigations
Handover Management: Take responsibility for the handover stages of projects ensuring a smooth transition from construction to operations providing a robust, effective and efficient handover process for buildings and facilities to demonstrate excellence in facilities and asset management. Support regional teams in the ongoing management of existing and future projects
Operational Stage Management: Work closely with operational teams and our client to ensure that all facilities are managed effectively post-handover including troubleshooting and resolving issues that arise. Be the SPOC for regional queries, direction and guidance for internal teams and the client
Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE): Lead the capture and analysis of POE data to assess the performance of completed projects and design parameters, identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes in collaboration with the client
Government Soft Landings Leadership (GSL): Be the lead for GSL processes ensuring that projects meet government requirements for long-term performance and sustainability. The role will propose process and procedures to fully utilise the opportunities and benefits offered by embedding a GSL approach for the benefit of LSS
This is a hybrid role but with an expectation that the post-holder will be “In-office” at Central Support Office, Westdown Camp for an average of two days per week. In addition, the post holder will be required to travel to all parts of the UK on a regular basis with overnight stays as required.

Could this be for you?

  • Proven experience in commissioning management and facilities management within the construction industry.
  • In depth knowledge of M&E building systems and construction processes.
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ideally a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or related field
  • Knowledge of asset management principles, standards and regulations (ISO 55000)
  • Knowledge of the UK BIM Framework (including ISO19650 suite of documents, protocols and standards)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams
  • Analytical mind set and problem solving skills with a focus on data-driven decision-making with experience of ensuring governance, compliance and data verification
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, Word, Excel.
  • Professional certifications such as Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Project Management Professional are desirable

Why apply?
Newly awarded, government funded contract
Generous package and benefits
Hybrid working is available

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