Project Manager
Oxford, GB
6d ago

Job Location - Oxford, UK

We are looking to recruit a Project Manager with an exceptional track record of dealing with a board spectrum of corporate real estate matters and delivery of project management services across multiple services, to be based in our Oxford office.

You will be joining a successful and growing team that sits within the wider Savills Project Management offering and the Oxford Building & Project Consultancy team, delivering project management services in a proactive manner to the highest standards.

Working alongside a co-director but taking the lead on the development of the business and exploitation of wider opportunities.

Ideally with local contacts and clients and some on-going project work that would come to the business and provide a baseline of income.

You must have an extensive and proven track record in a range of project types and sizes from new builds, fit outs and refurbishments to strategic project consultancy for the duration of the project life cycle.

Projects range from £500k - £30m, typically £2 - £10m range, acting on behalf of both Landlords and Tenants. Working across a range of sectors from commercial, industrial, education and across all aforementioned project types.

Skills in respect of offices, industrial and laboratories would be valued.

To build upon and maintain existing Building and Project Consultancy contacts, clients and also those of other key divisions.

To play an active role in developing existing relationships to grow new clients and opportunities.

Excellent prospects exist for career progression with an established route for promotion.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure dedicated client focus effective client interaction with excellent lines of communication; work to identify customer needs;
  • deliver upon commitments to clients; provide added value

  • Prepare and manage the full suite of project control documentation, including but not limited to, project executions plans, project brief, tender documentation, advising on procurement of professional team and procurement routes, risk register, programme and regular reporting
  • Lead and manage specific projects with ability to administer contracts with minimal project Director input
  • Advise clients of their options and propose an appropriate strategy together with involvement of the client as required and carry out the service to achieve this strategy
  • Provide assistance to other departments and professionals within the office and support Savills business development wherever possible
  • Demonstrate ability to lead client pitches and presentations
  • Engage in business development strategies to ensure fee generation and client delivery
  • Seek and integrate inputs from other professionals / consultancy divisions within Savills to best service the client and assist in delivery of the project
  • Provide market leading performance enhancing Savills brand and local market knowledge
  • Build strong working relationships with existing clients and other service providers
  • Source and secure new clients
  • Attend internal and external networking events to enhance individual / team profile and market presence
  • Utilise the contacts of the Savills network to identify potential new instructions and identify opportunities for cross selling across the business
  • Ensure Health & Safety regulations are adhered to throughout the project
  • Demonstrate Savills values taking pride in everything you do, always acting with integrity and taking an entrepreneurial approach
  • Demonstrate an ability to work on your own initiative and pre-empt decisions and actions
  • Input and jointly lead existing team of project managers and building surveyors
  • Develop and maintain active communication both within your division and other Savills’ divisions
  • Develop and maintain good internal contacts within Savills regional offices
  • Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • RICS qualified
  • Track record delivering successful projects across a broad range in a lead role
  • Strategic approach to problem solving
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Demonstrated ability in successful pitching and winning new business instructions
  • Able to lead single and multiple projects from consultation to completion
  • Trusted Advisor to Clients
  • High attention to detail, well organised with good initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • A team player
  • A desire to progress and generate new business
  • Highly motivated, proactive and a can do’ attitude
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