Senior Project Manager

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    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits

  • Contact:

    Will Hammerton

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Position: Senior Project Manager (iQ Student Accommodation)

Location: remote working with extensive travel

Salary: £80,000 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 Project Manager is an important hire to oversee the delivery of a number of projects providing management and control over planning, design and construction across a significant portfolio of UK buildings. The role reports into the Senior Programme Manager.

Key responsibilities

  • Ongoing management on behalf of the business to ensure that desired project and workstream outcomes & objectives are delivered
  • Ensure an appropriate workstream & project management framework is in place
  • Support the development of project briefs
  • Coordinate and direct end user input, value management strategy and control changes following approval
  • Manage a series of project budgets, act as principal contact for designated projects and maintain formal reporting arrangements on project progress
  • Manage project communications and stakeholder reporting
  • Support the Senior Programme Manager on the ongoing review in terms of quality of output and relevance of project management tools, processes and initiatives and ensure the implementation thereof
  • Establish risk criteria and continue to monitor through risk registers
  • Manage consultant design teams
  • Provide client representation of any communications to external stakeholders
  • Manage the procurement and delivery process including aftercare
  • Ensure compliance with all internal iQ requirements
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships across the business

About you

  • An experienced Senior Project Manager with outstanding management, KPI delivery and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience from client, contractor, or consulting backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational skills and knowledge in complex projects and the ability to demonstrate experience of delivering multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ideally a degree in a construction related discipline as well as a recognised professional qualification
  • Deep knowledge of JCT & NEC forms of contract
  • Ability to deal confidently with and support senior managers
  • 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
  • Significant experience of implementing innovative and best practice techniques and standards

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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