Vital Info

  • South Yorkshire
  • Permanent
  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • ASAP


Project Manager


Up to £60,000

Summary of Role:

This Project Manager role covers our PFI school contracts in Sheffield, Bradfield, and Doncaster (6 PFI schools in total, all of which deliver full Total FM).

Project Managers have typically stepped up from a Senior Site Manager role and are making the transition from Site Management to Project Management. They provide a supporting role to the Contract Manager often taking responsibility for a section of works or for managing all site and construction activities dependant on project set-up.

Whilst there is a considerable degree of learning to undertake in making the transition, in particular familiarity with all commercial reporting procedures, they will be exceptionally competent individuals very capable of taking the lead in the absence of the Contracts Manager.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Identify project critical success factors, translates and communicates to the team as project milestones.
  • Determines project set-up and clearly communicates all roles and responsibilities. This may be via a project organogram.
  • Sets up a change control process that takes full account of the contract requirements and communicates across team.
  • Sets up the document control system to optimise distribution of information.
  • Promotes and actively participates in knowledge share events.
  • Operates effectively to recruit a team and set-up a new project inclusive of all PEP documentation, client specific documents etc.
  • Participates in tenders and PQQ's to benefit the company.
  • Develop project programme with knowledge of critical path, float and risk and opportunity.
  • Gives full consideration to all restrictions and links in client and third party approvals with design and delivery of construction.
  • Fully aware of the resource requirements of the project and makes arrangements to meet these needs.
  • Works with the supply chain to establish effective relationships and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Working with the planning and project controls team to establish progress to date & forecasts and ensure that monthly reporting is accurate.
  • Manages project activities to ensure works remain on target and takes action as required to rectify problems.
  • Works with the commercial team to ensure that the CVR is set-up and monthly reporting is accurate.
  • Leads in the production of the PM Report and chairs the monthly Project Review Meeting.
  • Sets up processes to ensure the effective management of reporting such as record sheets, site instructions, design team hours etc.
  • Organises subcontractors and suppliers with commercial / procurement team.
  • Familiar with COINS.
  • Reviews monthly costs to ensure that there is no unnecessary waste and to maximise profit.
  • Understands the importance of cash flow to the business and the client and focuses on works that will deliver target cash flow.
  • Reviews and assists the commercial team in the monthly project reporting to ensure it accurately reflects progress.
  • Appreciates VAT and taxation as applicable to the project
  • Understands project finance mechanisms and stakeholders
  • Establishes and works to maintain robust open and honest reporting with all parties to ensure project meets targets.
  • Ensures that key details pertaining to day-to-day works are clearly communicated across the project team.
  • Assist in negotiations with subcontractors, the client etc. to reach resolution on commercial issues always aiming for a win - win situation.
  • Aware of the process and actively aims to safeguard the project from action of this kind.
  • Is familiar and can work within the conditions of contract on the projects that they have been involved with.
  • Leads in management of the project risk register and assigning owners to risks and ensuring that these are actively managed out.
  • Effectively lead the procurement process to ensure that subcontractors are suitably briefed and vetted against company procedures and on board to meet programme and commercial requirements.
  • Communicates company quality policy and systems across the team for dissemination to subcontractors and supplier.
  • Ensures that robust on site procedures are established and employed and checks via audit.


CSCS Mangers (Black) Card


Degree or similar SMSTS

IOSH Managing Safely

Professional Membership:

MIWFM or similar

Relevant Experience:

Experience in management role overseeing a team facilities management contracts (ideally with school or PFI experience and experience in hard and soft FM)


If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

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