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  • UK, North West, Lancashire, Manchester
  • to £500 per day (Within IR35)
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Our public sector client is currently looking for a Project manager (construction) for a 6 months contract at £500pd inside IR35.  


Role: Project manager (construction)  

Contract Length: 6 months  

Location: Manchester/Remote  

IR35: In scope  

Pay Rate to Candidate: £500 per day UMB  


Minimum Requirement:  

• Project management qualification/experience.  

• Background in estates/construction.  

• Experience of writing business cases.  

• Experience in the use of CAD and relevant computerised database systems.  




To provide building surveying/project management expertise, advice and input into the management, modification, repair and maintenance of the Authority's estate including the provision of new works  


To ‘Project Manage’ construction projects through all stages from inception to completion and ensure that each assigned project delivers the required products to the required quality within specified constraints of cost and time  



Reporting to the Head of Business Support Services, the main duties, responsibilities and accountabilities are to:  


• Provide advice and assistance to senior management and clients on all building related matters including risk management and preparation of business cases in support of the estate strategy and estate investment plan.  


• To manage and control the work of multi-disciplined project teams to ensure cost effective and timely delivery of construction and property projects.  


• Project manage projects from inception to the authorisation of payment of the final account including:  


o Development of proposals  

o Estimation, planning and control of construction projects, including monitory expenditure against budgets  

o The preparation of detailed option appraisals, feasibility studies and investment appraisals in support of planned programmes and the preparation of robust, business cases for the preferred option  

o Production of projections of timescales, resources and costs at the commencement and the progress of projects and prepare reports as required  

o Liaison with internal sections, other branches and departments along with consultants and contractors to ensure completion of project tasks  

o Specify the work to be undertaken in the form and detail appropriate to the procurement method  

o Stage management including the obtaining of formal prices, the co-ordination, facilitating and management of all aspects of project development and delivery  

o Maintenance of project records  


• Acting in the role of ‘Informed Client’ liaise with force operational personnel and prepare clear, concise user requirements, output specifications and scheme briefs defining objectives, scheme outputs and constraints that reflect the force’s operational needs.  


• Ensure that all statutory requirements, Standing Orders and Chief Constable's Financial Regulations in relation to tenders and contracts are adhered to, including the maintenance of accurate records.  


• Monitor expenditure against budget heads and make regular reports as directed.  


• Prepare scheme and design briefs for capital projects.  


• Participate in the development and issuing of tenders and contracts and the monitoring of contract compliance.  


• Undertake quality and value for money checks as directed.  


• Undertake research and report on specific estate management related issues as required by the Head of Business Support Services.  


• Participate, as directed, in the collection, recording, interrogation, analysis and presentation of technical data and information.  


• Produce and present routine and ad-hoc reports as required.  


• Assist, as required, in the formulation, development and implementation of policies and strategies.  


• Assist, as required, in the formulation, development, implementation and monitoring of tenders, contracts and service level agreements to provide an effective, efficient and economical Maintenance Service.  


• Liaise with appropriate divisional/departmental/Facilities staff to ensure a coordinated approach to the repair, maintenance, modification and management of the Authority's estate.  


• Assist, as required, in the development, implementation and operation of management information systems and procedures.  


• Ensure that all statutory tasks are undertaken and that all work is undertaken in compliance with all statutory instruments.  


• Undertake dilapidation surveys and produce reports relating to the condition of the Forcewide properties.  


• Carry out detailed condition and non-compliance surveys and produce appraisal reports.  


• Co-ordinate the work with other internal agencies e.g. IT Services and with external agencies to ensure a co-ordinated approach in the procurement of construction related projects.  


• Provide advice and assistance, if required, to the other units of the branch as directed by the Facilities Director.  


• Assist the Area Team in the provision of an effective and efficient repairs and maintenance service when required and as directed by the Facilities Director.  


• Contribute to and develop Best Value continuous improvement initiatives within the branch  


General Duties and Responsibilities:  


• To promote and comply with policies on health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.  


• Comply with and promote equality legislation and policies on diversity and equality. Take steps to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.  


• To comply with the requirements of policies on Drug and Alcohol testing – requirements in respect of specific posts/ roles are described in the policies which are available on the Intranet/SharePoint.  


• To carry out such other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and grading of the post.  


• To fully participate in development review process.  


• If you have responsibility for staff; to manage staff development, performance and attendance using appropriate policy and procedure.  


• All staff and officers must adhere to and comply with Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Human Rights legislation and the Authorised Professional Practice (Information Management). It is the responsibility of all staff and officers to maintain data quality and security. Therefore when inputting, updating and using information, you are to ensure that it is Accurate, Adequate, Relevant and Timely (AART), and that it is used / disclosed for business purposes only and kept secure. The most current guidance and advice in respect of compliance with the legislation and information / records management standards can be found on the Information Management Intranet site/Information Services SharePoint site.  


• Supervisors and managers have the additional responsibility of ensuring that staff undertake the appropriate training and fully understand and apply the required Force policy, procedures and information / records management standards in the course of their duties. Supervisors and managers should ensure that staff / officers understand their responsibilities in maintaining data quality and security and have appropriate processes in place to monitor compliance.  



Specialist knowledge/skills and abilities  




A sound understanding of ;  

- building construction  

- procurement methods and practices  

- budget management  



Ability to prioritise workload and work within tight timescales  


Knowledge of and experience in the operation of relevant statutory regulations, including Health & Safety matters. As per grade H/I plus;  




  • Quote ref: 99301/45742

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