Capital Project Manager
£45,288 to £52,140 per annum (PO5- PO7)
Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
The Education Property Team oversees approximately 70 education sites in the Borough, delivering a range of investment to maintain and improve the estate, and provide the new school places Hackney needs to keep pace with demographic demand.
Hackney has invested significantly in its schools, in spite of decreases in the overall level of capital funding from central government. This investment ranges from the relatively inexpensive, but complex, maintenance of existing buildings, through to providing new secondary schools. It involves a wide variety of facilities, from Victorian School Board buildings, to award-winning BSF designs, to mixed use developments that combine schools and residential housing. The team also oversees the facilities management contract for the secondary and SEN school estate.
The team must liaise with a range of stakeholders, including Council colleagues in Planning, Procurement, Regeneration, Highways, as well as within the Hackney Learning Trust. We work closely with the Heads of Governors of our maintained schools, and liaise with parents and local residents on the delivery of our projects.
You will take responsibility for a portfolio of projects that can range from extending existing schools, to overseeing major repair works being delivered as a single tranche on a number of sites, to assisting schools to prioritise their own investment.
You will be the Council's representative on key education projects from inception through to operation, assisting in the procurement of advisors, liaison with stakeholders, the selection of contractors, and ensuring adherence to time and budget. You will be the primary point of contact within the Council for your project portfolio, reporting to members, senior officers and school leaders on the progress of the schemes you are managing.
You will have experience of working in a similar environment, managing the maintenance and improvement of existing assets, although this need not be in the public sector. You will be used to liaising with building users, and working with consultants and contractors to minimise disruption when undertaking works.
You will have experience of managing budgets and completing formal reports that accurately capture the status of your projects. You will be used to representing your organisation, and providing written and verbal feedback to stakeholders.
- To lead and manage the initial feasibility process for capital projects, to ensure the provision of deliverable outline designs and initial costs, leading to agreements with stakeholders to develop projects to completion.
- To lead on all project development issues, including chairing meetings with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Headteachers, governors) and providing the requisite reporting to all parties on progress, quality and cost.
- To ensure capital budgets are managed effectively and meet any grant requirements.
- To work collaboratively with stakeholders and consultants to ensure any capital works meet objectives, within the budget and timescales set for the relevant project.
- To keep all necessary records, make payments to contractors and consultants, and ensure schemes are kept within programme and budget.
- Supervise contract procurement, including contractor selection, tendering procedure, and compliance with standing orders.
- Provide support and advice to schools and Children's Centres about their responsibilities for property management.
- To monitor project expenditure against the delegated budget and report on cash profiles, and expenditure trends.
Skills and experiences required
- You will have a minimum of 2 years' experience of delivering projects in a comparable multi-site environment.
- You will have overseen a range of construction projects with varying values and complexity, including refurbishment and repair schemes.
- You will have experience of managing budgets for individual building projects and reporting on project progress against budget and programme.
- You will have experience of working with internal and external funding partners, and engaging with service users and contractors to deliver value for money outcomes.
- Able to establish clear work targets, plan effectively, and coordinate resources in order to meet requirements.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!
To apply for this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.
Please use the link below to apply. There will be a number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
You are not required to submit a supporting statement
Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Role: Capital Project Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Hackney, London,
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