Project Manager

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager in the M40/M4/M3 area to support the delivery of projects in Reading, Watford and High Wycombe. The ideal candidate will reside in this area and to be happy to travel where necessary and have access to a car get to a variety of sites in this area.

Solid experience in delivering projects for blue light and higher education sectors is key.

The Project Manager role consists of managing construction projects from outset to completion on all aspects of construction projects. The role involves working collaboratively with a varied team of construction professionals and stakeholders to allow projects to be delivered safely on time, and to budget whilst ensuring high levels of client satisfaction.

What does the role involve?

  • Manage projects of varied size and complexity, undertaking the day-to-day project activities of a Project Manager, but
  • Preparation of appointment documents for consultants.
  • Support in identifying the project Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Produce and undertake project governance.
    • Project directory.
    • Project meeting schedule.
    • Arrange necessary meetings and workshops.
    • Agendas and minutes for meetings as necessary.
    • Preparation of the brief.
    • Identification the project Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
    • Project Execution Plans (PEP).
    • Risk registers/logs.
    • Support in the risk workshop reviews.
    • Support in value engineering reviews and workshops.
    • Issue logs.
    • Monthly reports and monitor progress.
    • Weekly/fortnightly dashboard reports.
    • Gateway documents and Governance papers.
    • Action register.
  • Produce the master programme and monitor progress.
  • Support in producing the procurement strategy report with client/QS.
  • Support in tendering and procurement of the projects and the collation of the contract documents.
  • Implementation of change control and set up the change control template log.
  • Set up the project manager’s instructions (PMI) template and register/log.
  • Negotiations with contractors to establish budgets and programmes.
  • To provide the following if appointed as the contractor administrator: or employers agent:
    • Set up instructions (CAI) template and register/log.
    • Manage and support the project team on snagging inspections.
    • Production and issuing of the certificates in accordance with the building contract – sectional completion, practical completion, end of defects etc.
    • Carry out post contract administration duties in accordance with the building contract.
  • Manage and support the project team on snagging inspections.
  • Prepare the defects schedule and administer closing out the defects.
  • Manage the handover process and support the client in any moves that form part of the project.
  • Lead the post project review discussions.
  • Support in the negotiation of the final accounts with the QS.
  • Support in providing contractual advice pre and post contract to other design team members and clients.
  • Support in the settlement of final account packages including negotiation of claims.
  • Always take personal responsibility for the health and safety of self and others by working within the Health and Safety policy and procedures.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required of my role.

What skills and experience might a person need to undertake this this role?

  • Ideally Chartered with RICS (MRICS), APM (ChPP) or CIOB (MCIOB).
  • Four years plus, relevant experience working within the construction industry in a similar discipline.
  • Ability to deliver a medium to large size project with minor support from senior staff.
  • Excellent technical knowledge in all areas of BS/PM/QS.
  • A client-centric outlook with a focus on the delivery of targets, quality and deadlines, meeting client objectives cost effectively.
  • Ability to hold own in discussions and meetings with contractors and senior clients and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to delegate tasks to assistants and support them on project activities.
  • Ability to network and willingness to contribute towards business development and fee proposals, has knowledge of clients and competitors and actively pursues potential business leads.
  • Understanding of the business, the other disciplines and their services offered.
  • Comply with technical processes and procedures.
  • Ability to deliver a project from inception through to final account.
  • Working knowledge of CDM and construction Health & Safety.

What makes a Fulkers person?

  • Friendly
  • Ambitious
  • Proactive
  • Professional
  • Supportive

What’s in it for you?

As well as our relaxed culture, friendly team, and exciting projects, you’ll also receive:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • Car allowance (where applicable)
  • Health cover from day one and times two salary death in service benefit
  • Opportunity to earn annual bonus.
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid membership fees for relevant professional bodies
  • Company pension
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays, which increases once you have completed five years’ service.
  • A day off work on your birthday
  • Career development and training opportunities.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to our Head of HR, Laura Noel: