Senior Project Manager
London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Job Title : Senior Project Manager

Location : London

Closing Date : 13th May 2021

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

The role

We are currently recruiting a Senior Project Manager to join the Arup Project and Programme Management Team in London.

The role is initially to bolster the existing team delivering complex building projects within the science and industry space in both the private and public sector.

We are specifically looking for an individual to fulfil day-to-day project management and contract administration roles on large and complex building projects in excess of £25m construction value.

The role is required to support the Lead Project Manager on building projects over £100m construction value, deputising as needed.

People skills

  • Bring the project team together to meet defined project objectives, even when only limited contractual leverage is available;
  • Motivate and organise project team members towards a common objective;
  • Identify stakeholders, determine requirements and expectations and manage their influence on the project;
  • Maintain excellent relations with clients even during challenging moments, keeping them regularly appraised of the progress of their projects;
  • Report at Project Board level meetings and answer questions accordingly;
  • Ensure line manager is kept informed about key issues.
  • Programme

  • Sets the overall project programme in conjunction with client and Arup in-house planners;
  • Sets the programme for each major phase of work;
  • Works with specialist planners to produce a Master Project Programme within scheduling software such MS Project, Asta Power Project or Primavera P6;
  • Interrogates construction schedules, identifying opportunities for acceleration and improved delivery efficiency.
  • Design

  • Manages the design team to deliver the design aligned to the project brief to programme;
  • Reviews the design programme within the context of the wider project programme and plans ahead to mitigate issues;
  • Interrogates design schedules, identifying opportunities for acceleration and improved delivery efficiency;
  • Supports the client in reviewing the design to facilitate value for the client and acts as a critical friend’ to the design team;
  • Manages Value Engineering exercises, identifying opportunities within the design with the project
  • Cost

  • Manages the processes involved in estimating, budgeting, and controlling costs;
  • Manages the change control procedure;
  • Manages major procurement exercises in compliance with contract and public sector procurement requirements;
  • Works collaboratively with the cost management and contractor teams to ensure complete transparency of procurement exercises;
  • Manages monthly payment application and certifies payments, agreeing deductions as justified;
  • Manage the procurement process for the main construction contract in line with the adopted procurement strategy;
  • Actively manages project risks and supports the regular undertaking of quantitative risk analysis by risk specialists within the project team.
  • Construction

  • Monitors progress of the Contractor against the accepted programme and manages the impact of progress on the Masters Project Programme;
  • Manages compliance with the construction contract and Works Information requirements;
  • Administers the construction contract utilising appropriate contract mechanisms as required through contract administration software;
  • Manages the design and supervisor teams during the construction period to review compliance with the Works Information and quality standards;
  • Reviews and reports on progress against programme on a regular basis, identifying Early Warnings when appropriate.
  • Other

  • Identifies & recommends appropriate project delivery strategies to the client;
  • Maintains a register that allows issues to be easily communicated to others;
  • Authors monthly client reports identifying key issues, matters for resolution and provides a clear and effective mechanism for exception reporting.
  • Contracts & compliance

  • Ensures the project team works in accordance with all regulatory standards;
  • Develops the main contract procurement strategy and manages the procurement process;
  • Administers the pre-construction service agreement (PCSA) and professional services contracts on behalf of the client;
  • Manages procedures to deliver the required quality at all stages of the project in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Requirements and skills

  • Professional qualification in a construction industry related discipline;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills within a large project team environment;
  • Ability to build relationships with clients and deliver excellent client care within a complex stakeholder environment;
  • Excellent team player with an ability to bring together individuals to achieve a common objective; self-starting attitude and an ability to work independently as well as part of a large project team;
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, the development of suitable solutions and the implementation of these solutions;
  • Experience of delivering complex science and healthcare facilities from a client project management perspective;
  • Experience should have been gained on projects of at least £25m construction value, ideally with a mix of refurbishment and new build projects is desired;
  • Experience of the design, procurement and construction phases of a project is required, experience of a package procurement approach would be advantageous;
  • Experience of project delivery within the life science and healthcare industries would be preferred, with experience of high-containment facilities within the bio-science space advantageous;
  • Experience of administering construction contracts is required, with preference given to NEC3 ECC experience;
  • Experience of working with main contractors working under pre-construction services agreements;
  • UK Government SC security clearance, or ability to obtain SC clearance is required.
  • Rewards and benefits

    We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

    Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover.

    Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing.

    You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work / life balance and financial security.

    In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

    Shape your time with us

    Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them.

    We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

    At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.

    g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

    Join us in shaping a better world.

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

    We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

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    If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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