Senior Project Manager – Education Sector


The opportunity

Mace is seeking Lead Technical Advisors/Project Manager looking to further their careers and lead high performing multidisciplinary teams on a wide portfolio of work covering new build, refurbishment, remodelling and carbon reduction schemes.

These are client-facing roles involving developing the clients’ strategy, initial design, contractor appointment and contract management. In addition to supporting our client’s property objectives, our projects typically include BIM, off-site construction, soft landings, social value creation, and people and skills development. All projects typically require NZC in operation and sometimes in construction.

About you

You will have experience of delivering projects in a consultancy environment, keen to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer. Experience of the education sector would be preferable although demonstratable relevant experience alongside a desire to learn will suffice. If you have a passion for delivering excellent client service, then you will feel at home with Mace.

You should have a suitable qualification in a relevant discipline and ideally a member of a professional body institute such as RICS, CIOB, APM or equivalent. We welcome applications from professionals currently interested in converting to project management from other technical disciplines.

You should have excellent communications skills, emotional intelligence and want to build lasting relationships with clients and Mace team members.

Lead Technical Advisor / Lead Consultant – Key responsibilities

  • Lead our in-house multi-disciplinary project delivery teams through all project delivery stages, co-ordinating, monitoring and reviewing work at each project stage to ensure effective delivery
  • Manage and develop the team to ensure objectives are met, workloads are sustainable and additional support/specialist expertise is deployed as required.
  • Demonstrating project viability. Producing a Feasibility / RIBA Stage 2 design including procurement of surveys
  • Sustainability
  • Information management
  • Chair regular project progress meetings and report on project and commercial progress. Issue monthly progress reports to the client teams
  • Deliver concise communications and ensure regular liaison with all stakeholders
  • Work with client leads to develop the project brief and delivery strategy and lead on the feasibility, design management, procurement, and execution of the scheme.
  • Manage the procurement of framework contractors, evaluate tender responses, and consult with the client team to select the successful tenderer
  • Lead and support our technical teams to review and challenge contractors’ proposals.
  • Manage pre-contract design development and post-contract scope changes in an efficient manner.
  • Produce strategic project programmes and scrutinise and integrate programmes from consultants and contractors.
  • Risk management – work with our project teams to identify, schedule and establish mitigation strategy for project risks.
  • Monitor the performance of the contractors’ professional teams and prepare regular quality, cost, and programme reports.
  • Organise and chair site pre-start, progress, and completion meetings.
  • Managing quality on site – managing a clerk of works
  • Perform contract administration duties for duration of the building contract, assess any variations proposed by the Contractor or the client and manage a robust change control process.
  • Assess any snagging issues prior to Sectional or Practical Completion and issue to the Contractor. Oversee handover by Contractor to school for all Operations and Maintenance functions and documentation. Soft landings
  • Manage the Contractor to make good all defects by the end of the making good defects liability period or sooner, once satisfied all issues are complete issue the making good defects liability certificate.

This is a great opportunity for a talented and experienced Lead Technical Advisor/Project Manager to join a leading consultancy in the education sector. If you are passionate about delivering excellent client service and have a track record of success in project delivery, then this is the role for you.

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Job Category: Education Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Exeter Devon
Salary: $25/hour

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