Project Manager – Commercial Construction – Central London

Do you come from a construction background with previous people management and contract management experience?

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to work for a commercial construction company based in London with experience in waterproofing and external works. You will be responsible for the Financial, Operational, Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Standards whilst delivering the Company Objectives and promoting and communicating good practice within the team at all levels, using both professionally recognised standards and bespoke Quality Management Systems.

The role will be to work within a team responsible for a budget of circa £8 – £10M with a 7% margin and a plan in place to grow the business unit capable of £20m revenues and improved margin within three years.

In return you will receive: 24 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays), Birthday Day Off, Holiday Buy & Sell Scheme, Private Healthcare, Vitality Benefits Scheme, Company Pension, Professional Subscription funded (1 per annum).

This role is predominantly site based so a full clean driving licence will be required.


Duties & responsibilities of the Project Manager:

  • Overall responsibility for the management of a team of Site Managers on projects designated to you.
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring the Commercial & Design support functions are managed on the projects designated to you.
  • Undertake a full and ongoing review of all Commercial and Operational Performance on your projects.
  • Oversee the teams on your projects to ensure that they operate efficiently and in line with Company procedures and objectives.
  • Ensuring programme (contract and target) is progressed to time, quality, specification, and budget in accordance with the company/division KPIs and client’s requirements.
  • Ensure the appropriate production and application of procurement schedules to maximise financial and operational benefits from operating a “just in time” concept whilst ensuring no delays to production.
  • Oversee the administrative duties within the team.
  • Develop good working relationships with Clients, consultants, sub-contractors, and suppliers to benefit the Company.
  • Ensure that all contracts are delivered on time, within budget, safely and to the Clients requirements.
  • Report regularly and diligently to the Head of Operations and Managing Director on performance of your projects. Report against designated KPI’s.
  • Set up/arrange/attend tender handover, prestart and preconstruction meetings and ensure 2 sets of construction issue drawings are available prior to start of works.
  • Regular review of RAMS
  • Develop process of regular project reviews
  • Ensure site and health & safety records are in place.
  • Provide support for SHEQ incident investigations.
  • Support the Senior Management Team with the P&L for the team’s delivery.
  • Ensure compliance plans are in place.
  • Assist with the recruitment of staff.
  • Mentor, coach and support team members.
  • Monitor training needs and undertake annual performance reviews and appraisals.

What you will need to succeed as Project Manager:

  • Proven experience of contract management within the construction industry.
  • Experience of managing and coordinating the work of others.
  • Previous experience of running an operational department and maintenance contracts.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to promote a good team spirit.
  • HNC/HND in a construction related subject or a building related degree is desirable.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Exceptional time management.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Presentation skills


If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please contact Daniel for a chat on 01223 620798 or apply now.

If you have not received a response within 3-5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Kameo Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment agency for this permanent vacancy.

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