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Construction Project Manager

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About the role

You will be responsible for the delivery of a suite of capital construction projects or a programme of works that range from £25k to £25M. These will involve a variety of internal/external stakeholders - funders, services, end users, clients and developers. 

You will lead construction projects managing external consultant design teams and contractor / developer delivery teams. Taking responsibility for the delivery of multiple construction projects at one time across a variety of sectors, education, care, leisure, assets and communities.

What will you be doing?

Construction Project Management - delivery of projects from brief through to design and delivery.

Strategy - understand and interpret the Authority’s vision for its strategic estate, education, care, leisure and other service needs to develop projects.

Stakeholder Management - develop effective relationships with stakeholders and partners both internal and external to the Authority.

Risk & Issue Management – develop, manage and monitor the project risk and issues register ensuring that the risks are costed and mitigated to the lowest possible level that the Authority can accept.

Finance - responsibility and accountability for managing the client’s budget maximising value for money.

Procurement & Leadership - Identifying and awarding contracts for the required Design Team & specialists needed to undertake the design work for the project and leading this team.

It is anticipated that on average 2 days a week of this role will be on site with the remaining 3 days working from home.

About you

The successful candidate will be agile and flexible enough to adapt ensuring the project has flexibility within its parameters to allow for change should the strategy, regulations or outcome require change during the delivery of the project.

You will be educated to degree level or with equivalent experience and have a relevant project management qualification or equivalent alongside knowledge and experience of managing complex projects.

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

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