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Job Reference: 59968

Project Manager

  • SolihullWest Midlands
  • £223.68 - £223.68 per day
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing is working with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to recruit a Project Manager for their Strategic Land and Property Division.

£223.68 per day.

Initial 3 month contract.

Job Purpose:

To assist the Project Sponsor, Property Development Manager and Property Programme Manager to plan and manage the development and delivery of projects within the Accelerating Housing Delivery Programme, to ensure they are delivered to the required scope and quality, within budget and to agreed milestones.

At present, a total of seven housing delivery schemes utilising Solihull MBC assets are to be planned and delivered to support regional housing targets within the Borough of Solihull, building on work already undertaken on the feasibility of these sites and prepare future Outline Business Cases (OBC) to submit to the West Midland Combined Authority for approval for release of further grant funding.

The role will also be required to support an emerging Playing Pitch Implementation Strategy to enable delivery of housing sites affected by the Local Plan and when required, other potential ad-hoc development schemes.

Duties:

To work with the Project Sponsor, Property Development Manager and Programme Manager to meet the project objectives, milestones and deliverables for each project.

To identify resources required to deliver project objectives, secure and procure the necessary resources within a given budget and where appropriate external grant conditions.

To manage and deliver day to day operational aspects of agreed projects and provide updates to support the Programme Manager monthly reporting on actions, milestones and cashflow forecast.

Act as conduit for all incoming and outgoing information and correspondence relating to the programme and sub-projects.

To be responsible for leading project technical teams and task groups, including but not limited to architects, drainage, structural & geo-technical/environmental engineers and planning consultants, to develop and efficiently deliver effective technical solutions on projects.

Support facilitation of and chair in the absence of the Project Sponsor, meetings with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to landowners and/or their agents, consultants and the planning officers of the Council, to ensure that all relevant issues are raised and recorded. The post holder will assist the Project Sponsor and Programme Manager in identifying and where possible resolving conflicts which arise in the development process.

Co-ordinate meeting dates with internal and external stakeholders and preparation of associated agendas and minutes for these meetings.

Develop and maintain detailed information for the projects to support the design process and delivery of the project and manage the day-to-day implementation of project.

Develop budget and schedule targets in conjunction with the Project Sponsor, Property Development Manager and Programme Manager.

Work with the Project Sponsor, Property Development Manager and Programme Manager to deliver the agreed technical scope, on time and on budget.

Assist in providing and procuring information in a timely manner to support business cases to release further funding to deliver the schemes.

Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary activities and inputs by the technical teams, including specialist

inputs to ensure an integrated technical solution.

Review technical inputs such as drainage strategies, geo-technical/environmental, arboriculture impact assessments, preliminary ecological appraisals etc. for completeness, soundness and ensure site proposals fully consider highlighted risks and opportunities to maximise development potential.

To report to the Property Development Manager, Programme Manager and Project Sponsor at regular intervals on progress with project deliverables and costs.

To assist the Project Sponsor, Programme Manager and Property Development Manager to prepare monthly reports for the Accelerated Housing Project Board and UK Central Project Board and Programme Board.

Applicant Requirements:

Qualifications:

      Degree in a relevant subject with demonstrable relevant work experience in complex project or programme management. Project Management Qualification – e.g. APM PMQ or Prince2

Risk Management Qualification

Programme Management Qualification. RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Membership.

Experience: Experience of delivery of Local Government or other public sector project initiatives. Experience of project management processes in a development, commercial or regeneration capacity. Knowledge / experience of Town Planning, Building Regulations and associated standards. Knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Knowledge / Experience of Local Authority procedures.

Compliance: Up to date Passport.

Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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