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Senior Project Manager

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Project Manager
  • Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CMB001_1551370399
Job description

My client is one of the country`s fastest-growing and leading construction companies, working across the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. They have offices worldwide and have been operating in the UK for over 20 years.

They have delivered some landmark projects and work in a number of sectors including Leisure, commercial, education, healthcare and residential.

My client is looking for an outstanding Senior Project Manager for a couple of schemes in Manchester. These projects are valued between £10M and £15M.


The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the economic safe management of the site in respect of progress, workmanship, health, safety, environmental and quality standards by ensuring that adequate and proper labour, plant, materials and sub-contractor resources are available and adequately directed to meet the requirements of the contract.

General Duties:
  • Ensure high standards of health, safety, environmental and quality within the site operations. Delivery of a high value safe project for the client.
  • Actively lead by example ensuring that all working relationships are consistent and to the highest standards.
  • Ensure that the company gets the best out of its sub-contractors and suppliers, through proper selection and management in conjunction with the project team.
  • Work with the commercial and buying teams to ensure that the correct correspondence is in place to protect the company`s commercial and contractual position.
  • Work and consult with all disciplines, i.e. Surveying, Design Management, Buying, Planning, Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment, to provide effective management of contracts.


Construction Duties:
  • Plan, organise, control and coordinate the project or section of the project to a satisfactory and safe completion.
  • Implement and where instructed to develop the Project Management Plan as contained within the Project Management Manual.
  • Mark up the project programme on a weekly basis.
  • Daily review of the weekly work plan, and brief trade supervision on action required.
  • Ensure that works are not started before Risk Assessments, Task Safety Plans and Method Statements are issued and agreed; issued and communicated by the sub-contractor and to then actively monitor their implementation.
  • Ensure that all activities critical to the success of the site are executed, managed and delivered to the agreed programme and standards required.
  • Provide reports and keep site records / administration as required.
  • Protect the Company`s interest via appropriate recorded documentation and correspondence with the client, Design Team and sub-contractors.
  • Actively monitor and supervise subordinate site staff`s performance to ensure the highest standards of safety, quality of workmanship and efficiency thus ensuring the competence of site staff.
  • Ensure that the works are carried out in accordance with good practise and in line with all relevant specifications, drawings, method statements and to obtain all relevant technical / manufacturers information prior to any activity commencing.
  • Implement systems and procedures to ensure total client satisfaction upon completion Defect Free`.
  • Where appropriate to chair, attend and record regular site briefing meetings and site safety meetings will all personnel under your control on site to ensure effective two-way communications.
  • Where appropriate to work closely with members of the commercial team to produce the sub contract procurement schedule and to sign off all subcontract orders in accordance with the latest procurement procedures.
  • To ensure that focus is maintained on the forecast final financial position, including prelims, sub contractor non recoverable and day works, rick and opportunity schedules.


Financial Coordination Duties:
  • To be responsible for the financial performance of the project in conjunction with the supporting Quantity Surveyor.
  • Identify solutions to problems and organise activities to deliver these and the required margin.
  • Manage materials.
  • Responsible for the material scheduling and timely submissions of requisitions to the buying department.
  • Arrange for the hiring of all necessary plant equipment through the buying department in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Control and call off, proper and safe storage and distribution on site of materials to avoid waste.
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining security arrangements for the materials, plant and work in progress.


Post Completion Duties:
  • Where direct to carry out comprehensive internal and external post completion reviews, reporting on all aspects of the projects performance and giving feedback to the relevant disciplines within the Company.
  • Where directed to establish and implement the strategy for the rapid resolution of defects and the earliest return or retentions.
  • For each project the Project Manager will be required to carry out any project/ Site specific requirements which have been agreed with their line manager.


Essential Criteria
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and produces accurate work.
  • To be innovative by identifying and implementing new ways to do things to achieve better ways of working.
  • Experience in the construction industry
  • Has technical knowledge and is profit minded.
  • Must have previous experience with projects worth over 20 million.


Desirable Criteria
  • Cost control experience.
  • Structural works experience.
  • Staff Management