Project Manager - New Build

Islington London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: AM22022021_1613993096
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2021-02-22
  • Location: Islington London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-04-23
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JOB DESCRIPTION

POST TITLE: New Homes Development Project Manager

GRADE:

DEPARTMENT: Housing Directorate

SECTION: New Homes Development Service

REPORTS TO: New Homes Team Leader

MANAGES/SUPERVISES: Zero direct reports and supervising the workload of approx. 45 people

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

To lead on and manage through all RIBA stages a portfolio of small to medium sized new build and regeneration projects across the borough with a combined value in the region of £50m.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team under a Principal Project Manager and Team Leader to deliver large new build and regeneration projects throughout the borough. Direct the work of approximately 45 external consultants and manage the performance of all project team members to drive the delivery of the council's ambitious new affordable homes targets.

Be the principal point of contact and engage effectively with a wide range of key stakeholders using your proven communication skills, working collaboratively to successfully develop and deliver new build schemes.

You will ensure that all New Build Checklist actions are completed, recorded and signed off to ensure compliance with the new build processes and procedures.

To drive delivery and manage performance of a project team including external consultants and contractors to assist in meeting the council's ambitious new affordable homes targets.

To use your extensive development knowledge, skills and experience to drive delivery and mitigate risks to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget and achieve value for money and meet the project milestones.

To engage effectively with a wide range of key stakeholders using your proven communication skills working collaboratively to successfully develop and deliver new build schemes.

Ensure projects are managed in accordance with all relevant policies, legislation and procedures.

Prepare reports in order to achieve all key stage approvals and performance monitoring requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Delivering the Council New Build Programme

  1. Lead on the project management of small to medium sized new build and regeneration projects from inception to practical completion/handover, ensuring full compliance with Council and related policies and procedures.

  1. In conjunction with the Team Leader carry out technical feasibility studies and financial appraisals in co-ordination with internal and external partners, ensuring full compliance with the Council policies and procedures.
  1. In conjunction with the New Homes Development Programme Manager or Principal New Homes Development Project Manager appoint and brief appropriate technical and professional consultants (in-house and external) to deliver projects/programmes and act as the lead client during the implementation periods, including the monitoring of consultant and contractor performance.
  1. Appoint and brief appropriate technical and professional consultants (in-house and external) to deliver projects/programmes and act as the lead client during the implementation periods, including the monitoring of consultant and contractor performance.
  1. Ensure that proper approvals for expenditure are obtained before ordering/placing contracts for any services and/or works, and that the Council's policies and procedures are adhered to, ensuring appropriate audit trails and financial controls are place.
  1. To ensure good quality design and compliance by working closely with the team's technical manager and Islington Planning Department. To represent the Project Team at Planning Committee, Design Review Panels (DRP) and Member Briefings.
  1. Lead on and manage effective communications and instructions to other Council departments and external partners, to ensure that all individual project targets are achieved, and ensure effective co-ordination of projects with any other works/activities taking place on estates and/or adjacent sites/properties.
  1. Ensure that the council's policies and procedures are adhered to and all necessary key stage approvals are in place including design and financial.
  1. Ensure effective document and information management for all projects.
  1. Approve and authorise payment of all consultant and contractor invoices for payment, including agreed variations to contracts, and ensure full compliance with the Council's policies and procedures regarding payments and expenditure.
  1. To lead on the process of securing CPOs and the decanting of blocks to ensure vacant possession of development sites working effectively with Legal, external legal advocates and other key stakeholders.
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