Employer’s Agent

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Employer’s Agent

  • Permanent
  • Kent

    The Company

    Highfield Professional Solutions are working closely with a professional consultancy who are actively looking for an individual to work on a variety of projects ranging from education, social housing, fire cladding, remedial works and transportation as part of the Project Management & Employer’s Agent Team.

    The Position

    As someone that has experience in the Built Environment sector, both on and off site, you will be required to undertake a variety of day-to-day duties which include:

    • Supporting the Project Management and Employer’s Agent team and be the project lead for a number of projects concurrently
    • Undertaking the role of Employer’s Agent/Contract Administrator and/or Project Manager, depending on the form of construction contract and scope of service
    • Demonstrating an understanding of the client’s brief for each project and capturing and recording this for delivery
    • Obtain instructions and written orders from client(s)
    • Prepare tender documentation for submission to contractors, analyse tender returns, negotiate or recommend tender, manage the pre-contract meetings and document items as agreed, prepare the contract documents for the appointment of contractors
    • Liaise with all of the project team, including architects, fire engineers, M&E, structural engineers, contractors etc to agree scheme brief/costs/programme
    • Preparation of Employer’s Requirements/design briefs, preliminary documents including contract amendments
    • Assist the project management team in preparing reports and to manage projected fee billing
    • Capture and monitor project risks and key performance indicators
    • Undertake where required auditing/completion of funding documentation
    • Preparation of building contract for scheme e.g. JCT, remedial/development agreements and the administration of such agreements/contracts
    • Ensure that the scope of services are met, including regular site visits, chairing project meetings and producing detailed minutes

    Could this role be for you?

    If you are enthusiastic, proactive, flexible and adaptive in the pursuit of achieving team goals and targets, and can project a strong sense of confidence in your ability to handle a difficult situation and achieve results, then this role could be ideal for you. You will ideally have:

    • Sufficient breadth of technical knowledge and to lead on technical delivery and to be credible in the eyes of the client
    • Able to read and understand different forms of construction contract
    • Intermediate IT literacy with the ability to confidently use MS Office software packages including MS Project and other products, e.g. NBS Specification and JCT Online, and has the capacity to learn new IT programmes
    • Ensure project work meets all relevant technical and professional standards on a consistent basis
    • To act as an ambassador to the Group in all activities and promote the consultancy services to potential clients
    • Control and monitor progress on projects to ensure they are run as efficiently and profitably as possible, including delivery timelines and budgets
    • Assist in resolving issues and manage client expectations
    • Manage the client relationship
    • Be enthusiastic, proactive, flexible and adaptive in the pursuit of achieving the planned team goals and targets
    • Essential – BSc. Building Surveying, Construction Management or similar (or equivalent by experience)
    • Essential – Undertake CPD in accordance with RICS Regulations
    • Essential – Full valid UK Driving License holder with access to use vehicle

    Why Apply?

    This is a great opportunity for an individual to work in the capacity of an Employer’s Agent / Project Manager for a reputable consultancy working on a variety of projects across different industry sectors. In addition to the salary, you will receive:

    • Hybrid Working
    • Flexible Working scheme
    • Up-to 25 days annual leave (with additional days awarded after certain years of service)
    • Annual leave sell, buy and carry-over policies
    • A 37.5 hour working week
    • Healthcare (once probation has been passed)
    • Paid RICS subscriptions (once probation has been passed)
    • Statutory pension scheme
    • Cycle-to-work scheme
    • Annual season ticket loan

    For further information or to apply, please contact Sasha Wells on 07488 882358

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