Project Manager (Assets)

Posted 17 November 2023
Salary £51,000 per annum plus benefits
Job type Permanent
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameCharlotte Dexter

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Housing Association based in Buckinghamshire, who are recruiting for a project Manager on a permanent basis. The position is due to start pending notice, with the salary being £51,000 per annum.

They are open to seeing candidates who are willing to be considered on a temporary basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience with delivering of specific planned cyclical; work programmes and when required, some day to day repairs intended to protect or improve the assets of the organisation, in addition to holding a full UK Driving License.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Giving technical advice and support to colleagues, staff and other stakeholders

  • Managing specific projects allocated by either mobile technology or manual allocation, projects range from £700K to £3M

  • Managing the progress of work by either contractors or in-house maintenance staff and making sure we comply with all relevant documentation, standards and good practice guidance

  • Manage and keep updated all the individual projects on the asset management software

  • Reconciling and settling final accounts and valuations, agreeing and paying interim valuations for major works, dealing with contractual disputes, extensions of time and variations and issuing relevant certification

  • Providing project update reports and post project reviews

  • Providing technical repairs support to both internal and external customers, which will include site visits to inspect work, diagnosing defects, identifying solutions, investigating and resolving complaints and agreeing follow on works, as well as helping with home and estate inspections and mutual exchanges

  • Playing your part in an office cover rota to provide appropriate technical cover and handover to the out of hours service

  • Being involved in a rota system (usually one week in every nine) to provide ad hoc evening and weekend phone support for contractors and customers when emergency situations arise

Experience required:

  • Managing large scale and small property related work and delivered works by supervising contractors or in house maintenance staff

  • Worked at a customer focused organisation

  • Experience at a housing organisation or similar would be preferable

  • A role at an organisation that prioritised best value services and continuous improvement

  • In an organisation whre technology was the catalyst for improving services to customers

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Someone who has experience of delivering large and small building projects to occupied/domestic homes

  • A person who is skilled at managing budgets and understands value for money

  • Someone who demonstrates negotiating and dispute resolution skills

  • Someone who leads by example and personally demonstrates organisational values and expected behaviours

  • A team player who works as part of a team, looks at the bigger picture and does not work in a silo

  • A person who has a good understanding of best practice within social housing

  • Someone who has lots of technical knowledge relating to construction and construction related health and safety

  • Someone who is IT literate, proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Be skilled at building effective and productive working relationships with staff, managers, partners and customers

  • Be excellent at verbal and written communication

  • Be a confident, independent problem solver and an effective decision maker Have a high degree of personal drive

  • Be committed to the aims and ambitions of the organisation and the broader issues of social housing Be flexible and be open to change

  • Have good time management skills and able to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines

Rewards and Benefits:

  • You will get 26 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after five years, together with eight UK bank holidays in adittion you don't have to work on your birthday! They offer a birthday bonus day

  • Option to buy and sell annual leave

  • Additional volunteering day every year to support a registered charity of your choice

  • A great pension scheme with generous employer contribution

  • All staff are enrolled in the Simplyhealth corporate health plan

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday to Friday

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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