Head of Projects

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Head of Projects

  • Sector:

    Management & Administration

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  • Salary:

    £70000 to £85000

  • Contact phone:

    Rachel Evans

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

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Position - Head of Projects Location - South West Reporting to - Divisional Director Desired Experience & or Qualifications •HNC or equivalent in either a mechanical, electrical or civil discipline. •At least 3 years+ in a senior project management role. •Sound knowledge in Microsoft Office and Project. •Proven ability to work under pressure. •Demonstrate strong oral, communication and organisational skills. •Prepared to take the initiative to resolve problems creatively and responsibly. •Proven ability in developing solutions and gaining agreement with other people. •Valid UK driving licence. •PRINCE2 accredited. (desirable) Job Purpose To manage a team of experienced project managers, having overall responsibility for project delivery, sales/service delivery and P&L. Candidates must have extensive industry knowledge and a strong sales background. The suitable candidate will also provide leadership, management and the development of project opportunities. You will be required to ensure projects are secured and delivered to meet time and budget requirements, alongside meeting or exceeding client expectations. This role will cover projects across the south west & south Wales region(s). Typical Duties •Provide leadership in identifying and specifying project opportunities and in delivering contractual commitments on secured projects. •Ensure that opportunities for the strategic development of projects are exploited to deliver increased turnover and profitability. •To deliver projects to completion on time and on budget and to the satisfaction of all parties, expectations to be exceeded wherever possible. •To identify, reduce and manage all risks (technical, statutory, health and safety, commercial or otherwise) associated with each and every project. •Company health and safety policy and process is effectively implemented across both direct employee and sub-contractors activities and are regularly reviewed on each and every project. •This will include the timely delivery of a Health and Safety file for the works and full compliance with CDM regulations. •To build strong relationships with subcontractors, in particular preferred suppliers, to ensure cost effective solutions which meet our quality expectations and can be delivered to our clients whilst managing the risk and ensuring back to back terms and conditions. •Working with other operational managers to ensure the collaborative development of the projects business with effective team working and support of colleagues. •Development of project financial plans for revenue and profit delivery. •Ensure positive cash flow through the upfront agreement of a relevant payment schedule and the submission of timely invoices/applications of payment. Ensuring all debt is controlled below 60 days. •Manage the delivery of projects within agreed budget requirements with the target to maximise profit through cost reductions and better buying of subcontractor services. •Ensure appropriate control systems to ensure statutory, policy and contractual commitments are met. •Ensuring a customer focus within all areas of operational activities, and that effective relationships are maintained with key client contacts and the site teams/managers to identify and win project opportunities. •Promoting and maintaining the core values of the business. •Delivering effective business communication through advice, review, leadership and direct contribution to management team meetings, briefings, consultation forums, correspondence, publicity, monthly and ad-hoc reporting and other applications as appropriate. •Supporting the sales process through solutions development, participation in presentations and consultation meetings. Remuneration Package Annual Basic Salary £70,000 - £80,000 (subject to skills, qualifications and experience), 25 days holiday, company pension, health care, mobile phone, laptop and life assurance.