Project Manager - New Build Housing

  • Category
    Housing, Support & Technical - Development
  • Location
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
    40000 £ - 45000 £ / Year
  • External Reference

Our client, a leading provider of housing on a national scale, is looking for further support in the form of three Projects Manager's - New Build Housing to join their team based in the Yorkshire region (Leeds office) on a permanent basis.

The organisation is embarking on a five year, £1 billion pound investment plan with the intention to build between 1000 and 3000 homes a year on a national scale, with the majority of these being for Private Rent & sale. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with this team at the beginning of a massive period of growth and expansion.

The main purpose of this role is to manage the development programme for the North East region, making sure new schemes are brought in on time and on budget, managing schemes from planning through to final defects stage.

Core duties

- Working with the Head of Delivery to Project Manage all new build schemes across the North East
- To successfully project manage identified projects ensuring project aims and objectives are fully met
- To manage and direct external contractors with rigour in order to ensure delivery of the highest possible quality of product
- Liaise and report back on progress regularly to internal and external contractors
- Ensure that every project complies with standard and the associated funding body (project sponsors), policies, standards and procedures.
- To become familiar with and operate all new initiatives introduced as necessary by the funding bodies
- To select for approval appropriate Contractors for each Building Project ensuring their suitability for the work involved
- Process all relevant certificates and invoices for approval
- Commercial awareness of schemes and viability

Role requirements

- Strong house building background, with technical and commercial knowledge
- Degree level of equivalent qualification
- Qualified or working towards a recognised Project Management Qualification (such as APM, RICS)
- Background in project management at a senior level with record of delivering in the past
- Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
- Well organised with evidence of putting robust project management procedures into place.
- Track record of successfully delivering multi residential development projects
- Building strong relationships with stakeholders including internal, external contractors, HCA and Local Government

Package and Benefits

- Salary - Negotiable by experience up to £45,000
- £4'600 car allowance
- Flexible working hours - can allow an accruement of 39 days annual leave (potentially taking a total to 47 days a year)
- Pension 6% matched (12% maximum)
- 26 days plus statutory (increases one day a year up to 30)
- Surface pro laptop and a sensible approach to home working
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