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Project Manager - Heavy Civils - London

  • Location: South West London, London
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Project Manager
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Plus package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: PMBLL1_1547482047
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Job description


Job title

Project Manager





Reports to

Contracts Manager


It is a leading, fully integrated construction and utility services company, providing expertise and extensive knowledge to the UK's largest construction projects. It has a range of capability that includes delivery of complex large-scale multi-utility and infrastructure projects across the public and private sectors. Our ability to draw upon in-house skills enables us to provide bespoke, fully-managed solutions for even the most complicated projects. Our team has experience of liaising with all stakeholders at every level including homeland security agencies, government officials and major organisations in the UK. Our Vision - is the be a world-class provider of infrastructure and the employer of choice. We embrace all our core values in order to employ the best, be the very best and deliver excellence. Our core values are: People - We care and have respect for our people.

Health, safety and wellbeing is our priority; the growth and development of our people is paramount; we embody the values of personal integrity and responsibility, authenticity and equal dignity and, we are ethical that acts with the highest degree of integrity and trust. Integrity - We are an ethical company that acts with the highest degree of integrity and trust Client Focus - We work responsively, collaboratively and passionately with our clients to ensure success Continuous Improvement - We are committed to continuous improvement, believing that competence, reliability and rigorous adherence to process discipline are the keys to excellence Quality and Innovation - We take pride in quality and innovation and embrace new technology to deliver client satisfaction.


To represent the company in the delivery of projects. To receive instruction on behalf of the company and to issue instruction and provide direction in order to ensure the successful delivery of projects assigned to the PM by Senior Management.

Deliver the works safely, understand project objectives, develop team, client relationships, develop and monitor construction programme, identify and manage risks, manage and control changes to scope, monitor progress against cost plans, manage quality process, prepare project reports.


    • To represent the company in the delivery of
    • To receive instruction on behalf of the company
    • To issue instruction and provide direction in order to ensure the successful delivery of projects assigned to the PM by Senior

  • 2. TENDER:

    • Provide operational support to specific tender as directed by the Estimating
    • Act as Bid Manager reporting to Estimating Director where appropriate,
    • Ensure full understanding of complete tender documentation including
    • Ensure offer matches tender

    • Provide programme support and written text, plans, risk assessments etc. required for tender
    • Chair and participate in meetings, interviews etc with subcontractors, clients and stakeholders.


    as construction


    • Deliver the works safely
    • Ensure all project team members align to the principles of S.A.F.E. (behavioural safety program)
    • Be familiar with and observe all relevant statutory provisions applicable to construction and related
    • Implement the company's procedures for dealing with sub-contractors and ensure proper co-operation and co-ordination takes place between the various parties who may share the workplace/site.
    • Provide an overall health & safety plan for each site, making an adequate assessment of the risks involved, and ensuring that safe systems of work and method statements are produced, followed and
    • Ensure activity and/or substance-specific assessments under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations are made and communicated to those at
    • Ensure employees, self-employed, temporarily employed and non-employed trainees/persons have received adequate training and information about the activity they are required to undertake, particularly by ensuring induction is provided for those attending a location for the first
    • Ensure employees are aware of the company's policy for health & safety at work and that they have understood its
    • Liaise with others as applicable and support initiatives for health and safety representation.
    • Ensure proper protective equipment is provided, maintained and
    • Report all accidents and incidents to the appointed health & safety manager, carry out investigations, make recommendations to prevent recurrence and ensure this information is effectively
    • Undertake weekly work place inspections.

    Complete Understanding of all the project objectives.

    • Agree project targets with Contracts Manager for: -
      • Quality
      • Safety
      • Programming
      • Financial
      • Client
      • Staff Development
    • Read thoroughly all documentation and specifications for the
    • Understand the tender philosophy, pricing and
    • Attend the tender handover

    Build, develop, support and maintain the team.

    • Ensure that all team members are aware of their roles and responsibilities for this specific project.
    • Regularly review performance against responsibilities and give feedback both good and bad.
    • Develop an environment where all the team members are able to communicate with one another
    • Listen to what the team members have to say and support action by the individual where appropriate.
    • Celebrate successes as a
    • Facilitate when relationships in the team break down and take

    • Encourage the client to be part of the bigger project team and monitor
    • Actively follow the PDR programme and enrol team members to help you
    • Give individual staff development feedback to Contracts Manager or relevant
    • Monitor morale within the team and take correct action if necessary with the support of the contracts
    • Ensure that staff are continually developing new skills and that complacency and comfort zones are constantly

    Build and maintain a good relationship with the client and all external parties.

    • Act in a professional manner, appropriate to a representative of the
    • Work to build strong relationships with the client.
    • Promote similar behaviour from each member of your
    • Constantly manage the client's
    • Participate proactively in S.A.F.E. behavioural safety programmes
    • Identify customer objectives, ensure regular feedback is collected and that action plans in response to feedback are

    Develop the Tender Programme into a construction programme. (Within 4 weeks of award)

    • Manage and support the production of a resourced Construction Programme showing design, procurement, and construction phases with a clearly defined critical path and key milestone dates in line with standards.
    • Manage and support the preparation of a project cost forecast (Within 6 weeks of contract award)
    • Manage the preparation of material and subcontract schedules including Statutory Authorities for inclusion in the programme where
    • Ensure the commercial team are involved in the procurement areas of the
    • Establish areas of responsibility defined by the programme and allocate to section leaders so that the whole team is involved in the planning
    • Involve the commercial team in the plan ensuring they are aware of the critical path and key activities on the
    • Enrol the client's representatives in the project plan so that he is aware of the critical path and the resources to be employed. Present the programme to the client's team so that there is no doubt over the project
    • Section leaders to be aware of all costs targets within their control

    Monitor progress with up to date programmes so that timely clear direction can be given to the team on critical construction/financial targets.

    • Organise regular update meetings with the team to review specific progress on the sections and update the overall strategy if required. Give direction on key dates, critical path and areas of
    • Ensure the programme is kept fully up to date with as built information, changes, delays or lost time complete with references and measured against
    • Discuss the implication of any revisions to the programme with the client if changes occur and present a revised programme if applicable.
    • Have weekly review meetings with the client to discuss progress even if official meetings are planned once
    • Constantly review the future strategy ensuring that work is still planned in the most effective manner and that all opportunities for improvement are being
    • Regularly review financial progress and review trends so that any possible overspend can be identified early and corrective action taken with the Contracts
    • Provide regular formal progress updates to the contracts manager as
    • Manage the production of as built information, records and dates on drawings and in diaries.

    Development, Management and Maintenance of Site Management Plan

    • Regular update meetings with the site team to review progress, discuss problems and agree on

    • Prepare the management plan including those aspects which are relevant to the
    • Create a concise list of those functions that are detailed in the plan and allocate appropriately and fairly to members of the site
    • Agree with the team members which functions they are accountable for. Make sure that they are completely aware of what is expected of
    • Complete roles and responsibilities matrix
    • Communicate to all team members what everyone in the team is responsible
    • Organise timely support from members outside the team (subcontractors) for specified functions again ensuring that clear accountabilities have been
    • Regularly review procedures and suggest methods of streamlining where
    • Carry out spot checks personally to ensure that the systems are on track and give praise/warnings to team members where necessary.
    • Ensure site induction and method statement briefings take
    • Carry out your responsibilities from the site management plan

    Identify and evaluate risks, determine and manage actions, maintain Risk Register

    • Continuous process of asking, "What are the risk that might prevent delivery of this project?"
    • Risks will either by Accept/Treat/Transfer/Terminate
    • Consider opportunities

    Manage and control changes to scope, requirements, personnel etc.

    • Resist unnecessary change or preferential
    • Operate change control procedures, quote value and time implications of change in advance of doing the
    • Ensure accurate records of resources are

    Monitor progress against cost plans, programmes and quality/environmental plans

    • Prepare detailed cost plan in conjunction with the Project
    • Reconcile costs spent to date and future costs on a monthly
    • Monitor labour and plant costs on a weekly basis against planned
    • Reconcile bulk materials and
    • Report additional unplanned
    • Complete reports for the monthly health checks in conjunction with commercial
    • Working with the planner to input and assess the impact of change and entitlement to EOT.
    • Ensure programme revisions are issues to the client team
    • Ensure detailed programmes that support delivery of the main programme are produced, used and reported again at weekly team
    • Ensure compliance with the Management System, quality and environmental
    • Assist with
    • Ensure NO acceleration without senior management
    • Ensure NO out of hours working is undertaken without senior management

    Manage stakeholder engagement

    • Identify all stakeholders and prepare communication plan that addresses their individual needs.
    • Attend community business liaison
    • Maintain open door access for stakeholders and keep register of issues raised and record actions

    Develop and protect our subcontractor relationships

    • Assist with expanding the supply chain and develop ongoing collaborative relationships with existing
    • All subcontractors are to be approved before starting work and procurement of suppliers for key packages is to be in line with the Supply Chain Policy and agreed protocol for this

    Manage the design

    • Ensure the designer deliverables are provided in accordance with the
    • Monitor compliance with Design and Build

    Contribute to our recognition within the industry
    • Where applicable active participation in Considerate Constructor
    • Feedback to marketing department for use on social media or company news letter

    Prepare and present project reports
    • Includes -
    • Programme, costs, resources
    • Risk register
    • Highlight reports - progress and issues
    • Exception reports
    • End of project reviews and lessons learnt
    • Weekly client progress reports
    • Monthly health check
    • Weekly HSEQ reports

    Liaise with line management re: approvals and decisions at key stages
    • Seek approval of all major plans and authorisation of significant deviation from the plan

    e.g. staff discipline unplanned cost increases, acceleration etc.

    Prepare and maintain project information
    • Ensure this is communicated to new staff joining the team and keep available for health check reviews
    • Includes:
    • Project objectives
    • Scope
    • Outline of deliverables
    • Exclusions/constraints
    • Budget
    • Quality expectations of key stakeholders
    • Acceptance criteria reflecting the users requirements
    • Summary of known risks

    Delivery of the project margin will be an inevitable consequence of successful implementation of the above items.


    • Ensure works are completed Defect Free to minimise rework during Maintenance Period
    • Ensure all post completion paperwork - H&S Files, As-Builts etc are completed in timely manner
    • Ensure subcontract accounts and main accounts are resolved in timely
    • Ensure completion certificate is issued by client
    • Ensure all actions to realise release of retention are carried
    • Maintain relationship with customer to maximise work on work opportunities
    • Ensure project close out reviews and subcontractor feedback scores are carried

    6. OTHER:

    • Promote equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity in recognition of the differences that exist between all peoples 'irrespective of race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender including transgender, age, disability, marital status including civil partnerships or part-time status


    Project managers are authorised and empowered to make decisions necessary in the delivery of their responsibilities. They are required to communicate effectively with their line managers, beyond a need-to-know basis, so that suitable checks and balances can be implemented.

    Limits of authority are based on knowledge and experience. These are to be agreed with line manager, Unplanned costs in excess of £10k must be pre-approved.


    Minimum Qualifications/Experience
    • HNC/HND
    • Proven technical and project management abilities
    • CSCS
    • SMSTS
    • SEATS
    • Computer literate
    • Strong organisational and management skills
    • Knowledge of the requirements and implementation of CDM regulations
    • Ability to produce Work Package Plans, Task Briefing Sheets, and implement safe systems of work
    • Detailed knowledge of Safety, Quality and Environmental issues relevant to the project environment
    • Sufficient experience required within construction.

    Typical Dimensions

    · Direct reports seven (7) dependent upon project.

    • Indirect reports five (5) dependent upon
    • Managed contracted services sub-contractors and agencies as
    • Budget allocation dependent upon project
    • Signing authority in accordance with authorised

    If this is something that you are interested in, then please give me a call on 0203 800 00 33 or email me on .