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Date Added: Fri 26/05/2023

Retail Construction Programme Manager

Rastrick, HD2, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £45000 - £60000/annum

Gleneagles Project Services Ltd is a dedicated, high-quality consultancy specialising in a range of construction industry sectors. We specialise in Retail. Our services include Highways Engineering and Programme Management supported by our dedicated Project Management Service. We are a small business, with modern offices on the outskirts of Huddersfield, with great motorway access.

We pride ourselves on great communication, developing long-term working relationships and continually finding ways to improve our service to meet the business objectives of our clients whilst minimising impact on our client's core business activities. GPS are looking for a dynamic Programme Manager with experience in retail and a 'can do' attitude to lead our retail 'roll-out' type programmes and provide support to the wider business. For the right candidate we can offer rapid progression in the business, along with an excellent benefits package.

Job Description:

* The management of all aspects of multiple roll-out type projects from start to finish; project funding, planning, design, construction, operation, and handover of multiple projects working to a series of pre-determined goals and objectives always with the client's requirements in mind.

* Through engagement and consultation with our client and their stakeholder's developing the programme and 'Key Event Schedules'

* High level of communication across all levels of management, to develop and establish a brief for the project that clearly defines all objectives.

* Driving stakeholder performance to meet objectives, monitoring progression and reporting progress.

* Setting measurable objectives and timelines of all elements within the projects; and managing other consultant disciplines and contractors to ensure satisfactory outcomes.

* Maintaining records and work folders - ensuring all work is checked and appropriately approved for distribution.

* Managing of all retail construction / pre-development projects in a live environment.

* Chair and lead meetings, both internally and externally to capture actions and ensure these are closed out in a timely manner.

* Management of design teams, cost management consultants and contractors to ensure timely completion within budget and timelines.

About You:

* Excellent planning and scheduling skills.

* Able to operate under own initiative and share ideas for making process improvements.

* Able to analyse data and programme trends and adapt to changing circumstances.

* Delivers consistently high-quality work output to the customer.

* Shows confidence to challenge poor practice.

* Excellent influencing skills and a confident communicator.

* Considers and adapts to the conflicting needs of all stakeholders.

* Builds strong relationship and develops high performing teams.

* Works collaboratively with all colleagues and stakeholders to deliver operational excellence.

* Maintains professional and effective working relationships with our clients to deliver operational excellence to help develop new business opportunities.



Experienced working with retail clients / Managing roll-out type programmes.

Holds full driving license and own car with ability to travel within the UK.

Skilled at Project & Programme Management / Strategic Planning

Contract Administration

Financial budgeting

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Critical thinking and problem solving

Excellent time management / workload prioritising

Excellent organisational skills - scheduling, planning etc

Excellent attention to detail

Client focused approach

Pro-active and self-motivated

Ability to analyse data and situations and come up with creative solutions

Base understanding of CDM Regulations

Can do / make it happen attitude

Presentation and reporting skills

Commercial awareness

A logical and practical mind

Skilled in PC usage and associated software including Microsoft Office (MS Excel in particular)


Educated to degree/HNC/HND or equivalent in relevant subject.

CSCS card - Black/gold/white (or possess the qualifications to achieve).


CDM awareness training.

Asbestos Awareness training.

Up to date knowledge on H&S legislation.

Chartered membership of a relevant body.


Perkbox (Discounts at major retailers, Health Assured - Employee Assistance Programme, etc.)

Life Insurance cover (3 times salary), includes Smart Health (24/7 virtual GP, mental health support, a health check, a nutritionist consultation, expert second medical opinions, and personalised online fitness programmes), Bereavement counselling and probate helpline

25 Holidays (Christmas: the office is closed for 1 week, retain 3 holidays)

An extra day's holiday on your birthday

Option to buy additional holidays

Wellness programme

Training paid for (subject to training agreement)

Professional fees paid

Cycle to work Scheme available

Tech Scheme available

Salary Sacrifice pension contribution up to 3% (to meet government requirements)

Paid bank holidays

On-site parking
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