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  • West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Up to £60000 per annum + Package
  • ASAP


Senior Project Manager - New Build Housing


Up to £60,000 + Package

To provide overall coordination and support to the provision of major infrastructure and services to a large multi-phase development.

The Role:

  • Preparing and updating the consortium infrastructure programme
  • Chairing and preparing action minutes from monthly consortium meetings
  • Chairing and preparing action minutes from infrastructure ground works progress meetings
  • Attending and updating project Consultant Team meetings
  • Monitoring project costs
  • Assist the Technical Director in producing a long-term plan for the delivery of large schemes
  • To manage overall development delivery

Design / Pre-start

  • Liaising with Consultant and internal teams to ensure design information for infrastructure works is prepared to programme
  • Undertake design reviews to ensure designs are "best value" solutions
  • Ensuring relevant technical approvals are in place for infrastructure works
  • Ensuring relevant planning conditions are cleared for infrastructure works
  • Obtain detailed quotations for design work and place relevant orders with consultant team in line with fee budget
  • Management of external planning, architectural, ecology, arboriculture, noise, landscaping, service and engineering consultants
  • Obtaining detailed designs and estimates for infrastructure services and ensure orders are placed as needed
  • Liaison with statutory authorities to ensure progress on off-site drainage improvements and requisition is completed to programme
  • Negotiate with relevant agencies including Highway Authority and Highways Agency
  • Liaise with internal H&S advisor and Technical Director to ensure relevant TW procedures are followed and relevant documentation prepared and obtain necessary Health and safety documentation and approvals
  • Liaison with QS to ensure costs are understood and monitored
  • Coordinate the preparation of all Pre-tender information for infrastructure


  • Overall responsibility for the submission of planning applications
  • Work with the TW design team to co-ordinate submission of reserved matters applications
  • Ensure overall compliance with the S106 agreement
  • Manage, as necessary, any variations to planning conditions or deeds of variations.
  • Ensure co-ordination with our internal Project Manager to keep our business programme in line with planning programme for infrastructure.
  • Maintain lead role for communication with the Local Authority.
  • Responsible for all public relations matters (including community consultation) associated with the project.

Site Monitoring

  • Oversee the groundworks, landscape and other contractors working on infrastructure as client representative
  • Monitor health and safety performance of infrastructure contractors initiating remedial action where needed
  • Ensure all onsite constraints, ecology, archaeology etc
  • Ensure site presentation of infrastructure is to the highest standard
  • Ensure compliance by all developers of the Code of Construction Conduct and Consortium agreement
  • Initiating relevant inspections
  • Ensuring that appropriate as-built records are kept
  • Monitor housing completions by all developers and ensure regular update is kept to inform programme development and S106 compliance
  • Monitor contractors' performance to ensure compliance with agreed safe systems of work and the HSE manual.
  • Liaison with QS to control cost and WIP spend
  • Work with internal teams to maintain communications with customers as the site progresses.
  • As necessary work with the Land team to negotiate viability discussions
  • Co-ordinate the site starts process and handover to the Production Team for onward delivery


  • Oversee the delivery of infrastructure programme in a co-ordinated approach to facilitate efficient adoption of the site by the Highway Authority or Management Company.
  • Work with necessary stakeholders to ensure all sites are adopted within reasonable timescales
  • Manage agreement for site within bond limits.
  • Ensure close relationship with Customer Service to ensure all customers are informed of progress.

The Person:

  • Demonstrable experience of managing large scale construction projects from pre-planning to site coordination.
  • Experience of managing large infrastructure budgets
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Has proven record of leading a team
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of managing complex projects with responsibility for programming and delivery works
  • Experience and knowledge of areas such as: construction planning, tendering and finance; value engineering; site management; procurement and management of external contractors and consultants; health and safety; etc.
  • Relevant industry qualifications - preferred

For more information, please contact Sarah Broad on 0115 910 6666


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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