Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 211923
  • Date Posted: 23 April 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Website: https://www.kier.co.uk/
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Project Manager

Location: Basingstoke / South West England

Business Area: Facilities Management - Ministry of Justice & Home Office

Contract: Permanent, full time


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The Kier Facilities Management team offers an incredibly wide range of innovative management and maintenance solutions, right across the UK - from the RAF Duxford base that welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year, to local fire stations that help protect millions of people. We're a crucial part of Kier Places, providing hard and soft facilities management to hundreds of Government department sites and public buildings - offering you a role that will challenge and reward you, every single day.

Kier Places are looking to recruit a Project Manager who has gained a wealth of experience covering a multitude of M&E services. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, we will look to you to ensure our client's needs are met and project delivery is to a good standard, whilst developing and maintaining business relationships, and overseeing several schemes of works of Construction and Refurbishment nature, with a range of value between £10k to £5m. The successful candidate should have a previous trade and be able to understand all aspects of commercial project requirements.

The key clients that this role will support includes the Ministry of Justice, Home Office and the Government Property agency with this particular contract currently covering the South of the UK with over 300 buildings. Although this role is predominantly covering the South West of the UK including Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Avon, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Sussex, the successful candidate may be required to spend time away overnight when the business requires.


Key Responsibilities

As a trusted Project Manager, you will support the implementation of H&S management systems, meet SHE targets at project level, including conducting contractor and site audits, and consult & assist the site team in effective planning to ensure good operational health and safety is achieved. You will be accountable for appointing, instructing, monitoring and coordinating subcontractors and technical consultants; and undertake asset condition audits to promote an accurate forward maintenance register (FMR) to support a proactive pipeline of works.

As well as this, you will be focused on being responsible for financial control of projects, ensuring P&L tracking requirements are met, effective risk and opportunity management, and ensuring commercial aspects and targets of the project are communicated.

In order to effectively collaborate within this rewarding environment, you will undertake temporary works coordinator duties (TWC); proactively offer energy efficient, sustainable solutions, and maintain awareness of any new corporate responsibility activities.


What do we need from you?

The ideal candidate will have a background in a similar services type environment, a high level of knowledge in relevant subjects, or be willing to undertake training; have a good understanding of the company, its products, and its organisation both geographical and structural; substantial background as a project manager with experience of delivering low to high value projects or varying scopes within a similar contract; and commercially focused experience.

You should also have experience of being customer facing within high level government contracts, and have the ability to write a scope of works for tender purposes. The role will include scoping, tendering, tender analysis and delivery of all aspects of M&E works.

We are also seeking those with Construction Design Management (CDM) & New Engineer Contract 3 (NEC3) experience; Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) or equivalent; IOSH Managing Safely or NEBOSH; industry relevant qualifications, including qualifications such as Prince 2 or equivalent; and a high level of IT skills to include in Word/Excel and MPP (Project Programming).

Due to the nature of this role & contract portfolio, you must be prepared to spend time away from home overnight and regular travel, and this role requires a Government Security Check (SC) Clearance which will take place during your employment, and can take 2+ months to complete.


What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan), together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • One professional membership fee reimbursement

  • Free Life Assurance + option for extra self-cover or for your partner

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Critical Illness, Dental, Personal Accident, and Travel Insurance options

  • Health care cash plan

  • 24/7 Virtual GP Service, Wellbeing, and Employee Assistance Programme

  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers, including restaurants, travel providers, and supermarkets

  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing


Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Government Security Check (SC) Clearance (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case by case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant's criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.


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Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.


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Closing Date: 22nd May 2021

Please note, interviews make take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.