Senior Projects Manager

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 04/01/2022 23:59
£39,880 to £43,857 p.a. Grade 13
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Your normal place of work will be County Hall, Durham but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
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4 Jan
Further Information

The Construction Consultancy Services (CCS) team provide client-side construction consultancy services across a range of professional disciplines to deliver capital build projects and programmes of all sizes, value and complexity on behalf of Durham County Council.

The team operate a blended approach with internal and external design teams and construction partners selected to suit each projects needs; with a designated project lead facilitating the process to achieve goals and success criteria in line with the RIBA stages of a project lifecycle.

The overall objective is to support the Council in improving the built environment to benefit the residents of County Durham.

The team and has a full and varied portfolio of projects which includes the construction of a major strategic employment site; construction of major highway junction improvements; management of bridge structural works; a rolling programme of new build and refurbishment projects across the school estate; a continuous programme of capitalised maintenance condition works; public realm improvements; the construction of the new headquarters and office accommodation fit out of a further 4 buildings; highways infrastructure works; the new build and refurbishment of a number of leisure centre buildings; implementation of sustainability projects including solar farms and LED lighting retrofits; zero carbon depot refurbishment projects; house building/plots; flood defence works and PFI contract management.

Staff are experienced in NEC and JCT contract administration and many are accredited PRINCE2 Practitioners. The team hold a diverse range of professional accreditation and chartership including APM, IHE, CIOB, CIBSE, MIOSH, CIBSE, RICS, CIAT and RIBA.

Professional disciplines and services provided by the team cover:

• Construction Project Management
• Quantity Surveying and Accounts
• Contract Administration
• Construction, Design and Management
• Programme and Project Support
• Architectural Building Design
• Mechanical and Electrical Design
• Building Surveying
• Clerk of Works
• Building Condition Surveys

To assist with an expanding capital programme the team now requires a Senior Project Manager to manage the delivery of projects, working closely with clients, end-users, designers and quantity surveyors to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to quality standards.

In the role of Senior Project Manager, you will be primarily responsible for:

• Acting as project lead taking projects through the RIBA and/or Highways stages of project delivery

• Managing the delivery of technical teams and the required outputs in accordance with the client brief.

• CDM responsibilities, including acting as client under the CDM Regulations

• Involvement in the production of tender documents and Employer’s Requirements, and evaluation of tenders.

• Contract administration of specific projects where required

• Appointing and managing consultants, both in-house and external.

• Working independently using a multi-disciplinary approach, to deliver projects within programmes of work.

• Delivering and implementing projects to the required time, cost, quality, scope, benefit and risk performance criteria.

Required Qualifications: Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant construction related subject. Membership of a relevant professional body is essential.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Malcolm Churchill, Principal Programme and Projects Manager on tel. no. 07774 334955 or email malcolm.churchill@durham.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4th January 2022.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th January 2022.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on tel. no. 03000 263154 / 264086 or PESREG@durham.gov.uk

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Anyone currently listed on the Durham Council Council Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the HR Operations & Data Team. Please note that in these cases the interview date must be prior to your end date

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

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This job is closed for applications.