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Senior Project Manager (Buildings & Construction)

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2576
  • Published: Wed 24/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 15/06/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Senior Project Manager (Buildings & Construction)

PO7 - £51,903-£54,975

Fixed Term 2 years

Newham is located in the east of London, with London City Airport and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park within the Borough boundary.  We have one of the youngest and most diverse boroughs anywhere in the UK with 72% of residents from ethnically diverse communities, with 220 languages spoken.  The Mayor is committed to delivering Building a Fairer Newham, focused on economic security, health, equality and the environment, whilst delivering outcomes-focused change in Newham for our residents, communities and businesses.  Part of Building a Fairer Newham will include best use of Council assets, including the major redevelopment of one of the Council’s depots.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager on a 2 year fixed term contract to join our team to lead on the redevelopment of a major Council asset.  The role is based in the Council’s Property Team and you will be working with a range of colleagues and external consultants to deliver this exciting project. 


  • Flexible working arrangements including offices in Newham Dockside and working from home.
  • Generous pension allowance (with employer contributions of up to 8%)
  • Access to Newham Rewards employee benefits scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye test and Flu vouchers

About the Role 

  • The role is responsible for directly managing the Council’s Folkestone Road Depot capital projects, including the master planning for the new depot.  You will be working closely with our Assistant Directors, Senior Managers and colleagues across the Council to deliver this exciting redevelopment programme. 
  • You will be responsible for the delivery of the programme through RIBA stages from concept to implementation, including the project management of multiple projects as any one time, eg structural works, building refurbishments and co-ordinating an external design team in connection with the master planning and design development for a comprehensive site re-development. 
  • You will lead on the procurement process, working in conjunction with the Council’s Procurement Team to appoint specific designers and principal contractors as required.  This will include the procurement of a team of external specialists to assist with the delivery of the programme.   You will oversee the external design team, contractors and consultants and will be responsible for delivery against programme and budget management/reporting.  You will report into the corporate project board and be the key lead across the Council for the programme and will drive the programme forward. 

About You

We are keen to hear from candidates with experience of successfully managing projects in complex public sector environments and working with and managing external design teams.  You will have experience of delivering projects from concept to implementation through RIBA stages and will be confident managing stakeholders internally/externally at all levels. 

You will be a confident individual who is used to managing budgets of £30m+. You will bring enthusiasm and commitment to the role.

We are looking for someone who is:-

  • Able to work with and produce reports for senior stakeholders
  • A self-starter and highly motivated
  • Quick to digest and understand complex information
  • Keen to listen to and understand different perspectives to achieve the best outcome
  • Committed to working in a respectful and tolerant way
  • Used to working with a range of stakeholders at all levels
  • Able to manage budgets and forecast spend
  • Used to working with design teams, specialists and experienced in working with designers to produce masterplans for redevelopment
  • Committed and has the drive to push the project forward.

Your experience should include:

  • Project management and delivering complex, multi-stakeholder projects in a local authority or other similar organisation
  • Extensive experience of risk and issue management
  • Success in the delivery of building/construction projects up to £30m.
  • Financial management including financial monitoring and budgetary control procedures of projects and budget lines.
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams in delivering complex projects.
  • Ability to conduct/manage viability assessments and experience in managing and operating financial models.
  • Understanding of best sustainable building practice and strategic programme development.
  • Experience of multi-year budgeting and strategic planning, contract and consultancy management

The role is currently delivered in a hybrid manner, but you will be expected to attend site to oversee your projects


Closing date 14.6.23

IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2576
  • Published: Wed 24/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 15/06/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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