Senior Project Manager - Heritage

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sam Lee

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Senior Project Manager

Location: London with Remote Working

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum + package

Reports to: Construction Director

Working in partnership with the most prestigious client-side organisation, Capstone are looking to recruit an exceptional Senior Project Manager to work as part of a major, iconic Grade I listed heritage project in the heart of London. Joining an established in-house team, the successful candidate will lead and manage a portfolio of projects from design and procurement, to construction, commissioning and handback. This comprises the reservicing projects; the creation of new lift shafts, lifts; new welfare facilities; the replacement of the Picture Gallery roof; and all associated (temporary and permanent) works, all whilst the Palace remains occupied and maintains business as usual.

The Role

As a Senior Project Manager, you will lead and manage a portfolio of projects that form part of a larger programme of works delivering projects from inception through to completion within a live environment. Projects include high end building and room refurbishments adhering to strict listed building consent, the creation of new lift shafts, lifts and associated works. The role will work closely with specialist design teams, PMO team and will report into the construction director. The role will be client facing and strong written and verbal communication skills will be required.

Day to day duties:

People Management

  • To line manage project team members to ensure they are undertaking their duties effectively, reach agreed performance standards, and that development needs are identified and addressed.
  • To coach project team members in achieving their development goals, and to arrange training and mentoring as required to support their career development.
  • To work within the Reservicing Programme matrix structure to ensure control of the project by collaborating with the Controls, Commercial, Construction and Design teams.

Project Management

  • To develop a strong, positive relationships with the Principal Contractor(s), to ensure the project is delivered on time and to budget. This will require regular reporting and attendance at project Board Meetings to report on progress.
  • To develop a strong, positive relationships with the Consultant(s), to ensure the project is delivered on time and to budget. This will require regular reporting and attendance at the project Board Meetings to report on progress.
  • To develop a strong, positive relationships with the BPR Operations team, to ensure the project is delivered on time and to budget.
  • To develop a collaborative working environment between the contractors, consultants and key stakeholders.
  • To be responsible for the management of the project, through all construction stages of the RIBA Plan of Work. This will include but not be limited to:
    • Design - co-ordination and management of the evolution of the design, ensuring that stakeholders are appropriately consulted, and that the Stage 4 design is validated through discovery and development of the CDP elements such that the design is available for construction.
    • Control - adherence to controls procedures and reporting requirements as specified in the PMO Target Operating Model (TOM) and Controls manual.
    • Commercial/contract management - work collaboratively with the Commercial Director and Procurement/Contracts Managers to ensure all contracts are tendered, executed and administered effectively.
    • Construction - appropriate supervision and management of contractors and consultants to ensure compliance with current legislation, regulation, Royal Household and Reservicing Programme requirements.
    • Commissioning and handover - work collaboratively with client and other key stakeholders to complete the commissioning, snagging and handover process to transition assets and space successfully into use on a right first time basis.
    • Logistics and Security - Manage operational and logistical constraints to minimise disruption with client operations and maintain security of logistics operations.
    • To work within the governance requirements of BPR and attending governance meetings, as required, to report on aspects of the EW.

Compliance and Risk Management

  • To ensure all contractors on the project, including sub-contractors, implement industry leading H&S best practice and standards and comply with their requirements under CDM regulations.
  • To liaise closely with Property Section, Westminster City Council (WCC) and Historic England (HE) in the protection of the historic building fabric, ensuring that all works are delivered in accordance with WCC/HE guidance and requirements and seeking relevant approvals, as necessary.
  • To promote and establish a strong culture of safety and quality through the design, construction, commissioning and handback phases.

Financial, Contract and Systems Management

  • To actively manage the agreed project budget in accordance with client procedures and regularly report on the project's expenditure profile and cashflow, to ensure the project budget remains on track and any variances can be addressed in a timely manner.
  • To ensure the project is scoped, procured and managed in the most cost-effective manner in order to achieve and demonstrate excellent value for money.
  • To ensure all financial, tender and contract management procedures comply with Procurement Rules, and that financial authorisations fall within approved delegations.

Person Specification:

  • Ideally educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification and substantial experience within the construction sector.
  • Experience of leading multiple, high value, complex construction projects, including enabling and main works packages from procurement through to handover.
  • Proven experience to deliver multiple complex projects in an occupied and live environment.
  • Experience of working within historic / listed buildings on similar packages of work and working in a secure and live operating environment would be an advantage.
  • Commercially astute, with prior experience of managing contractors (and Contracts) to deliver projects to an agreed quality, programme, budget and contractual terms, within a live environment.
  • Proven experience of budget management, cost control and contract management, ideally gained within a value for money environment.
  • Excellent people management and proven contractor relationship management skills.
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office, and ideally Aconex.

If you are interested in the role, and fit the above criteria, please get in touch with Sam Lee on email: or via phone 020 3757 5000.

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