Newham is perhaps the youngest, most diverse and vibrant local authority in the UK. We are transforming how the Council works to put people at the heart of everything we do and to create better homes and neighbourhoods for our residents. This includes using our major land holding to build the most ambitious Council housebuilding programme in 40 years and focusing investment in our town centres to rebuild after the current crisis.
Over the last decade, Newham has already seen an unprecedented amount of external investment and growth in population, with c.7,500 people joining the borough in 2019 alone. However, despite this, Newham still has some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country.
To address this head on, we have pledged to deliver 38,000 new homes and 100,000 jobs across the borough, with a commitment to start building over 1,000 new Council homes specifically for social rent by 2022; and have the second highest housing target of any London borough.
About Community Wealth Building
Newham is an ambitious Council looking to be on the front foot in collaborating with its residents and businesses to create a flourishing place. We are adopting a community Wealth Building agenda, underpinned by the principles of economic, social and environmental justice so that long-term prosperity, wellbeing and fairness for all our residents in the borough is achieved and our response to the Climate Emergency is progressed.
Community Wealth Building is an exciting combination of creating the right conditions for residents and businesses to flourish: a stable home, a better neighbourhood, affordable workspace and the skills and access to opportunities to ensure that residents and businesses can make the most of the huge changes that are happening in the borough. We have one of the most ambitious house-building and regeneration programmes in the UK underpinned by significant land ownership, political support, and external and internal sources of funding.
Senior Construction Manager
£66,117 - £84,360 per annum
Reporting to the Head of Delivery, this the Senior Construction Manager will lead a team to support the delivery of our housebuilding programme at pace. In addition, you will support the Head of Delivery with delivering the Council’s busy portfolio of wider capital projects, including some regeneration schemes, and making best use of our commercial assets.
A qualified professional with senior construction experience and a strong track record of managing the construction of housing developments at scale in the public or private sector.
You will have a passion for the construction of world class homes with the tenacity to deliver at pace and will demonstrate excellent project, people and stakeholder management skills.
You will be responsible for managing, monitoring and having oversight of the complete development process and will taking responsibility for the client decision process. You will possess a strong ability to use construction and build design to influence community view and buy-in on Council-led schemes, and you will work collaboratively with Directors, Members and internal and external stakeholders to achieve the Council’s Corporate Plan and priorities.
As construction manager you will be required to have knowledge and experience of new build, multiple occupation and developing dwellings above 18m. You will be required to keep closely abreast of the developing regulatory reforms and be able to translate and advise on any impact to the AFHN programme and the council.
Additional skills set required includes:
• You will have experience of the tendering, qualification and clarification process and organising dispute resolution.
• You will have experience of contract amendments, preparing build agreements and JCT contracts.
• You will have thorough understanding and proven experience developing and reviewing technical specifications including Employers Requirements, Room data sheets and performance specifications.
• You will display strength in commercial awareness and understanding in development management.
• You will have the ability and experience in developing project programmes in excel, Microsoft Project or Microsoft ASTA.
About the Team
You will be working closely with a team of passionate and talented professionals who share common objectives to make significant contributions to the Community Wealth Building Strategy.
If you can match our ambition and have the skills, resilience and experience to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 8th June 2020
We are also recruiting several other Development, Construction and Housing positions within our Delivery team.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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