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Project Manager - Special Projects

North London, London
Job Type
12 May 2022

Project Manager-Special Projects



A new permanent work opportunity, (offering a competitive salary, performance related pay scheme plus attractive benefits), has arisen for an experienced Project Manager with an affordable housing company based in North London – Special Projects will be responsible for the development, management and control of major remedial works projects, with a strong focus on both internal and external fire safety. To provide the company and its customers with a cost effective, high quality, customer focussed major defects rectification programme.



•           Degree or degree level intellect 


•           Fire safety related qualifications would certainly be an advantage for this role

•           Proven track record in construction project management

•           Qualification in Building Surveying, Architecture, Engineering or Construction

Management or non-cognate degree and conversion route

•           Consideration for candidates with a strong track record without all of the formal qualifications, provided they are on a route seeking MRICS, MCIOB, MAPM or IOSH status



•           Minimum of 18 months experience in Project Manager or related discipline role in the UK, preferably within the Housing Sector

•           Project values more than £150K

•           Experience of managing Consultants, Contractors and Solicitors

•           Track record of managing successful programme and project delivery in line with desired outcomes and agreed quality, time and cost targets

•           Experience of working successfully on multiple projects at the same time

•           Experience of auditing construction information prior to commencement of works

•           Experience of snagging and handover of projects

•           Some management training/experience


•           Fire safety specific and/or rainscreen cladding projects

•           Experience of identifying and managing project interdependencies and      implications that cross service boundaries

•           Experience of working in an established programme and project management environment within an organisational setting

•           Sound understanding of best practice and industry trends in programme management and experience in pre and post contract matters

Knowledge & Skills


•           Understanding of the client relationship with Contractors and main forms of contract

•           Ability to make concise factual reports both verbally and in writing

•           Detail driven and understands the importance of clear record keeping

•           Technical knowledge of building processes and the roles of the different professions

•           Knowledge of minimum standards and statutory regulations requirements for construction works

•           Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications

•           Ability to keep abreast of changes in construction and service technologies and standards

•           Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legal requirements

•           IT competency - in MS Office applications

•           Building Regulations knowledge (especially AD B) and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

•           Line management and development of staff

•           Ability to see and understand the bigger picture and to relate it to own work programme and projects


•           Practical knowledge of mechanical and electrical installations

•           Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the aspirations of tenants and leaseholders and be committed to meeting these wherever possible • IT competency – in CRM/Dynamics, iPos, Integrator



Reporting to the Assistant Director, you be responsible for either the Construction Quality Manager or the Resident Liaison Officer.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

To assist and support the Assistant Director in leading a programme of major remedial works projects.

To successfully project manage individual remedial works packages to individual buildings.

To liaise with residents and stakeholders on major defects projects, including dealing with complaints.

To procure and manage construction and service contracts for Consultants and Contractors for major defect projects.

To achieve a high quality cost effective project delivery for the company and its residents.

To ensure that exposure to risk from a Health and Safety or Statutory Compliance failure is minimised


To be part of the company’s Property management team.

To contribute to maintaining an effective workplace

To manage and develop others.

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  • Job Reference: 00000410-1
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Magenta Recruitment Ltd
    Magenta Recruitment Ltd
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  • Location: North London, London
  • Salary: £59,001
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing Operations, Retail & Consumer Products, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent