Building Safety Project Manager
Grade PO3 - Salary: £40,614 - £43,815 – Market Supplement £5k per annum
Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
The Borough boasts iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Excel centre, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London. Newham is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. The Mayor of London has provided the Borough with £107 million funding through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme, supporting the construction of 1,100 new homes by 2022. From this we expect to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.
Drive improvement in building safety
As a building safety project manager you will have a key role in delivering our building safety objectives. Working across the team you will have a varied and interesting range of duties. You’ll oversee the collation, distribution and control of data across the department and from our supply chain. Organise cladding and building safety inspections, external wall reviews and issue remediation instructions, you’ll drive continual improvement in resident safety. Working on the development of building safety cases, developing communication strategies for residents and managing specialist consultants to help review our buildings.
Provide expert project management
The work we need to do is far-reaching and varied. We have more than 80 high-rise blocks and a large number of low-rise buildings in the Borough. So the portfolio offers unique challenges and opportunities – informed by the results of our building surveys. Within this setting, you’ll manage building safety cases, and advise on the assessment, review and approval of construction methods, building materials and their installation – you will provide insight on defect identification and remedies.
For this role you will need:
Knowledge and experience of building construction methods and materials.
A demonstrable understanding of building regulations and the requirements of the Building Safety legislation
A clear understanding of the requirements of the Building Safety Bill and other emerging requirements, regulations and guidance.
Knowledge of the requirements for good building safety management and processes
Good stakeholder engagement knowledge and experience.
Excellent project management knowledge and experience.
Experience of successful project management.
Possession of a demonstrable track record of delivering results on time, to a high quality.
Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in private/public sector in a property maintenance, housing or construction environment.
Experience of dealing with complex construction projects. · Essential – Proficient in MS office suite of programmes.
Analytical ability associated with the management of data, the understanding and interpretation of which is key to the delivery of programmes to deliver assurance.
Health and safety qualification, NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent.
Education, Training and professional development to support continuous learning
Write clear and concise reports for internal and external stakeholders.
For more information regarding the role please click on the link: Job Specification
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.
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