About this Role:
This is a superb opportunity for an experienced / ambitious Project Manager to join the Southern Regional office of this leading Tier national main contractor, initially to manage the construction of a £24m new build college project in Newport, Isle of Wight.
The project is a DfE funded phased demolition and new build scheme with works taking place over 2.5 years within a live college environment. The initial phase of demolition commences in March alongside late preconstruction phase for the main works building the 2 storey college which starts in September.
On completion of this there is a further phase of demolition, then extensive landscaping of the grounds with full completion in September 2026
All works take place within the college campus which will remain live and operational throughout the full academic years. This will require careful logistics planning and regular interface with college and staff.
You will be responsible for overseeing site set up and demolition with a Site Manager, whilst completing the final preconstruction phase through RIBA Stage 4 to develop design, buildability, construction programme and cost plan with a small team through to financial close, then lead your team throughout construction delivery phase on site over an 18 month programme.
Reporting to the visiting Project Director with responsibility for several schemes, you will autonomous and fully responsible for managing the project throughout all phases.
You will lead your team holding ultimate responsibility for client liaison, management of project team and the smooth and timely progress of construction on site, working closely with the Project Surveyor with financial control of the project, plus health, safety and quality control.
About the Company/Client/Project:
The client is the busy Hampshire regional office of a leading national main contractor, with a turnover in excess of £120m, and secured workload in the education, commercial, industrial, MoJ, defence, and leisure sectors in the Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire areas. The contractor has a successful proven track record in these sectors, and an excellent reputation for safety, quality, plus training, development, internal progression and overall retention of staff.
Projects range in size from £25m to £40m+. Work is secured through several national and regional frameworks, negotiated work with repeat clients, plus competitive tenders.
Requirements including certificates and qualifications:
You will be an experienced Project Manager with a proven track record within a major contracting organisation, able to deliver design & build schemes up to £25m-30m in value. Previous experience of delivering a MoJ and / or precast building project would be an advantage.
Key attributes will include excellent client facing skills, design team and site team management ability, technical, contractual and commercial knowledge, plus leadership ability, focus and drive.
High standards, attention to detail and drive will be very well rewarded with excellent salary, benefits, promotional and development prospects.
For more information on this contract please contact Martin Olney on (phone number removed) or send your CV to (url removed)
Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK
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