Senior Programme Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sam Lee

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Position: Senior Programme Manager (iQ Student Accommodation)

Location: London with extensive travel

Salary: £100,000 plus bonus & benefits

Capstone Property Recruitment are privileged to be partnering with iQ Student Accommodation, a leading provider of PBSA in the UK, to build their Building Improvement Programme department (BIP). As a response to the tragedy of Grenfell they launched a major review of all the assets in the portfolio, the resulting workstreams have created the BIP. Project values can range from £50k to £5m+ across national locations. The successful delivery of the Building Improvement Programme is critical to the future success of iQ and an experienced Senior Programme Manager is a central hire to oversee the delivery of a workstream within the overall programme, providing management and control over planning, design and construction across a significant portfolio of UK buildings. This role reports into the Head of the Building Improvement Programme.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure an appropriate workstream / project management framework is in place, incorporating review, milestones, change control, risk management and gateways, as necessary
  • Guide the development of project briefs, initiation, and business case
  • Act as principal point of contact for the designate workstream, maintaining formal reporting arrangements, adhering to criteria for control & management and issuing detailed reports
  • Provide support to the Head of the Building Improvement Programme on the ongoing review in terms of quality of output and relevance of project tools, processes, and initiatives
  • Provide client representation on any communications to external stakeholders
  • Manage the procurement and delivery process from inception through to delivery including aftercare
  • Manage internal project management resource assigned to the workstream

About you

  • An experienced Senior Programme Manager with outstanding management, KPI delivery and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience from client, contractor, or consulting backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational skills and knowledge in complex programmes and the ability to demonstrate experience of delivering complex and high value workstreams
  • Ideally a degree in a construction related discipline as well as a recognised professional qualification
  • Deep knowledge of JCT & NEC forms of contract
  • Skilled in dealing with change and cope with the rigours of a fast-paced multi-site programme
  • Experienced with main contractors during the delivery phase, monitoring progress, quality and safety aspects of the contract and dealing robustly with any deviations
  • Able to carry out value engineering and interrogate cost plans

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity and how iQ plan to deliver this highly complex programme, please reach out to Capstone Property Recruitments Project & Programme Management division on +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email

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