Project Manager (9-12 month FTC Maternity cover)

North Tyneside
08 Mar 2017
05 Apr 2017
Charlotte Barnett
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type

We are seeking a Project Manager to assist and lead on the delivery of residential development projects within our Technical Services Partnership, to within budget and to specification, on behalf of North Tyneside Council. This will be achieved through ensuring appropriate project management skills communication through the day-to-day administration and co-ordination of Projects and Programmes. This will be a varied and challenging role working with many disciplines and processes for the development of the project. The role will be both client and outward facing, and will sit within the Housing Growth Team in North Tyneside Council.

We are seeking a motivated individual who will be responsible for the delivery of the design and construction of small scale residential development projects on behalf of North Tyneside Council. Working with a design team to deliver detailed design, tendering the project for construction and managing the construction of projects on site.


This role will be based in our offices in North Tyneside. However, travelling may be required to other Capita offices or Client offices.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Lead on the successful planning and delivery of projects

  • Effectively manage project workload planning and be proactive in taking appropriate action to ensure resources are balanced with workload requirements

  • Work co-operatively and proactively with colleagues and delivery teams to ensure the technical deliverable objectives of the project are achieved.

  • Ensure project performance across all projects

  • Manage project Clients on a day to day basis

  • Manage project design and/or construction teams on a day to day basis

  • Manage project resources to achieve the Client's Brief

  • Produce and adhere to the project plan ( including the requirement for project reviews)

  • Report and manage progress to the Project Director and Client as appropriate

  • Manage Project Finances in accordance with established Capita MOB processes (including project forecasting, invoicing, accruals, WIP reporting, fee splits, resource plans, work share agreements, and subcontract agreements)

  • Ensure income is maximised by effective change control management

  • Ensure Client feedback is obtained in accordance with agreed local procedures and appropriate lessons learnt/improvements are made (or best practice cascaded to the local business and the wider Capita Property and Infrastructure businesses)

  • Work with the Client and Project Director to sell new services

  • Make sure project files are complete and up to date

  • Escalate internal issues that cannot be resolved locally

  • Minimise project costs (e.g. by having a continual improvement plan, ensure resources are utilised effectively,minimum use of external subcontractors, control of project overhead)

Essential Experience/Skills

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of below:

  • Experience in delivering residential development projects - both affordable and for private sale

  • Knowledge and experience of the various disciplines that contribute to the successful delivery of residential development projects.

  • Degree qualified in a Project Management or Construction/Technical related discipline.

  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of Project Management

  • Knowledge and experience of using Project Management techniques and tools

  • Planning and organising, critical thinking and problem solving skills and decision making ability

  • Be proficient in a wide range of IT skills including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project

  • Excellent oral and written communicator

  • Self-motivated with a positive "can do" attitude.

  • Highly organised and excellent communicator.

  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Clients and deliver quality services to maximise opportunities for repeat business.

  • Hold a full UK driving licence

Personal Attributes

  • To act in a courteous and responsive manner at all times

  • To act in a professional manner at all times

  • Ability to negotiate and communicate

  • Ability to act assertively and handle confrontational situations

  • Ability to make decisions and work without close supervision

  • Ability to deliver results maintaining a focus on objectives

  • Ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines under supervision

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to academic study through structured learning programme/ achievement of qualifications

Remuneration Package

  • 27-37.5 hours a week (Part time applicants considered)

  • Annual leave - to be negotiated

    Please be aware this is a FTC for 9-12 months to cover maternity leave.

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