Project Manager

Greenwich Salary: Competitive

Job Profile

To manage the whole of the construction process for a single site in the design and build residential sector, being the site team leader to achieve a quality project on time and to cost, with zero harm to people or the environment. Key activities are:

• Client Reporting

• Manage Design and Consultants

• Lead health and safety and sustainability

• Co-ordinate M&E Services

• Manage cost Control

• Manage Programme and site progress

• Coordinate and lead sub-contractor packages

• Manage and organise Ardmore direct labour

• Contribute to the procurement process for subcontractors

• Oversee the call-off of materials

• Manage compliance with Building Control and NHBC

Reporting Structure:

To the Construction Director or Director with the site team reporting to the Project Manager

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Take overall responsibility for the construction project. Maintain and enhance relations with the client, professional team, subcontractors, local authority, regulators and the general public. Attend weekly and monthly client meetings and prepare progress reports for the client.
  • Manage the cost of construction within the budget allowed and variations agreed with the client and/or Ardmore Directors. Highlight variations from budget for a Directors’ decision. Review the monthly Contract Value Report (CVR) prepared by the commercial manager. Attend a monthly CVR meeting to explain the position to the Directors.
  • Establish the site to provide a good working office and welfare environment in compliance with company norms and legal requirements.
  • Manage the allocated site management and administrative personnel and take time to develop them individually to make use of their strengths and address their weaknesses, building them into a loyal team. Aim to inspire them through example.
  • Understand and lead the design management process to ensure that information is delivered in good time and of sufficiently robust detail to achieve co-ordination and compliance with the specification, building regulations and supplier’s standards.
  • Take a close interest in the drawings and details provided to ensure that they are appropriate and practical to build, and use that knowledge to brief each supervisor personally.
  • Understand the Ardmore quality management system and put in place active measures working through the supervisors to guarantee the quality of the completed work.
  • Verify that the tender programme is achievable or modify it by agreement with the Directors to achieve the committed completion date. Identify the critical path and key components or suppliers and review with the commercial manager an achievable procurement schedule.
  • Monitor carefully time and cost and report honestly to the Directors on a monthly basis.
  • Take a leadership position in respect of site health and safety and commit personal time and effort in supporting and promoting the health and safety programme.
  • Support environmental and sustainability initiatives. Ensure that the site is signed up to Considerate Constructors and that a site waste management plan is produced and updated. Make every effort to keep to standard working hours and minimise nuisance.
  • Diligently follow the company sub-contract procurement procedures managed by the commercial manager. Support the commercial manager by attending and having an input into the two stage procurement process for each subcontract, to ensure that subcontractors clearly understand the programme, resources required and attendances available.
  • Closely monitor subcontractor performance in respect of programme, quality and cost and take timely corrective action as necessary.
  • Instil a culture of Ardmore supervisors ‘clearing the way’ for subcontractors, so that each subcontractor starts their work in a clean clear room and leaves it that way, and is able to gain efficiencies by having a run of such rooms or tasks.
  • Work within company guidelines to minimise the use of direct labour in attendance on subcontractors. Closely monitor the cost of direct labour and non-productive personnel and plan deliveries to minimise double handling and wastage.
  • Resource plant and materials to minimise down time and minimise the quantity of materials stored on site, double handling and wastage. Have a positive impact on this process by guiding commercial managers or assistant project managers ordering materials, so that only materials actually needed are ordered, rather than ordering a whole schedule when only part is required
  • Undertake continuing professional development to obtain a management grade CSCS card; SMSTS health and safety qualification; a good knowledge of the Building Regulations, BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes; a working knowledge of Microsoft Project for Windows, Word and Excel; and a working knowledge of SMARTWaste.
  • Address handover and aftersales issues. Put in place a process for completing O&M manuals and the health and safety file. Ensure that the client snagging is completed efficiently. Do not ignore issues raised but endeavour to resolve them before leaving site.
  • Construction Director to deputise for Project Manager. On small sites, where there is no Construction/Site Manager the Project Manager will fulfil the duties of the Construction/Site Manager as well.

About Ardmore:

  • We are one of the largest family-owned construction groups in the UK. We deliver projects up to £160m from multiphase regeneration schemes with dense urban housing to high-rise developments, luxury residential projects and bespoke hotels.
  • There are few companies in today’s construction industry that can provide the same level of in-house capability as Ardmore including in-house mechanical and electrical installation, as well as metalwork and joinery services.

Unsolicited CVs: in relation to speculative CVs received from providers without a prior assignment issued in writing by Ardmore’s Recruitment team, no fee payable by Ardmore will apply.

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