Construction Project Manager – Client Side

  • Full Time
  • London

London Fire Brigade

Post: Construction Project Manager – Client Side
Salary: £52,242 per annum
Grade: FRS F
Salary range: £52,242 – £67,836 per annum
Contract type: Fixed Term until 08/07/2026
Working pattern: Full-time
Application closing date: Monday 5th August 2024 at 16:00 GMT

An exciting vacancy has arisen at the London Fire Brigade (LFB) for a project manager to work within the New Headquarters Project team which forms part of LFB’s Property Department and is responsible for delivering continuity of headquarters accommodation beyond the expiry of the lease for the current premises in 2027. The project is currently progressing with early-stage design work for a major new build/ refurbishment on existing LFB premises to provide accommodation of c4,000m2 as well as potential for refurbishment / fit out of other buildings to support the project.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are detailed in the job description and include:

• Project Management: Work with colleagues to appoint a lead contractor and required consultants. Lead and manage appointed suppliers and internal stakeholders to deliver building projects. This client-based project management role requires a detailed understanding of a property project’s lifecycle, from RIBA Stage 0 (Strategic Definition) to RIBA Stages 6/7 (Handover and Close Out, and In Use).
• Budget and Timeline: Ensure construction workstreams are customer-focused, delivered on time, and within budgets.
• Quality Assurance: Oversee adherence to agreed standards and policies throughout the construction process.
• Collaboration: Work closely with the external project manager, project consultants, and internal teams to achieve project goals.

Experience

Required experience is detailed in the job description and includes:

• Relevant construction experience (experience in the office sector and / or with specialised operational buildings would be an advantage).
• Experience that demonstrates a sound understanding of project management methodologies, and the tenacity and drive to lead project delivery and drive effective, sustainable and value for money solutions.
• Experience of working flexibly in a team and responding effectively to changing priorities in order to meet deadlines and targets.

Required Qualifications

Candidates need to hold a formal qualification in a nationally recognised property and/or project management qualification (eg. RICS, RIBA, Prince2, Association of Project Managers, etc) or be able to demonstrate that they are working towards such a qualification. Whether candidates hold such a professional qualification or not, they will be required to demonstrate how their qualification or experience demonstrates their suitability for this property related project manager.

Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at https://jobs.london-fire.gov.uk/alljobs/ to access the full advert.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Eligibility
Candidates need to hold a formal qualification in a nationally recognised property and/or project management qualification (e.g. RICS, RIBA, Prince2, Association of Project Managers, etc) or be able to demonstrate that they are working towards such a qualification. Whether candidates hold such a professional qualification or not, they will be required to demonstrate how their qualification or experience demonstrates their suitability for this property related project manager.

Assessment Overview
Stage 1 (sift)

To apply, please complete the online application, upload a copy of your up-to-date CV and provide evidence to address the following selection criteria:

1. Candidates must have significant experience of project managing property related projects similar in financial size and nature to those described in the Main Duties and Responsibilities, including contract management of both consultants and contractors. Experience does not necessarily need to be fire &rescue based and does not necessarily need to be from a client-based role, but an understanding of both of these will be an advantage.

2. Direct experience of overseeing appointment and management of building contractors via competitive tender or framework, including understanding of different procurement options and their advantages and disadvantages and of participating in tender evaluation processes.

3. Well-developed organisational skills in order to manage own workloads, respond to priorities and to ensure deadlines are met.

4. Knowledge of good Health and Safety practices applying both in an office environment and on building sites, together with an awareness of the relevant legislation and regulations.

Please note that we will evaluate and score the evidence you provide based on the competencies listed in the selection criteria above. The CV is for information purposes only and will not be marked. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to stage 2.

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications cannot be accepted.

Please note any correspondence received from us will be via e-mail and sent to the address you provide on your application form.

Stage 2

Assessment for this role is due to take place in September 2024. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Please note: Should you be shortlisted you may need to be able to conduct an interview over Microsoft Teams (a video conferencing service). You will be asked to provide relevant contact details for that to take place if shortlisted.

Additional Information
Benefits of working for LFB
• 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• Option Absence Scheme (which can result in an additional 12 days annual leave for staff at this grade)
• Flexible working including job share
• Welfare Scheme
• Use of Brigade Medical Adviser/physios
• Season ticket loans
• Equality Support Groups
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Opportunity to access affordable accommodation

In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a Standard criminal records check. Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.london-fire.gov.uk.