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Senior Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor (Internal only)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/08/2018 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Project Management
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
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Job details 

Closing date:
13 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

About the team

The Project Delivery Team within Property Services is responsible for the delivery of the Capital Programme by providing professional and technical advice on the financial, legal, design, programme for delivery and quality standards related to capital construction projects to ensure the Council achieves value for money and corporate objectives are met.

About the wider section/function

The Project Delivery Team is part of Property Services & Business Support Division of the Chief Executive and Corporate Resources Department. It is one of four teams who provide professional and technical advice about property matters to the other departments within the council and external organisations such as academies and tenants. This advice covers a wide range of services including asset management, facilities management, capital project management, feasibility studies and option appraisals, provision of management reports and information to directors and members about property matters.

About the role

Your main responsibilities will include:-

Give technical advice and guidance, support and training to colleagues to ensure that performance objectives are achieved, team work is effective, colleagues are supported the team is technically capable and technical work is carried out satisfactorily.

You will be responsible for ensuring that projects are delivered from £100k to £25million. Allocate, organise and control the work and budget of teams in specialist areas, to achieve Council targets and standards and to co-ordinate the contribution of expertise.

Develop innovative solutions to technical issues ensuring that appropriate solutions are proposed and successfully implemented. Consult on issues with wider implications whilst adhering to service regulations and codes of practice.

Influence and input to the preparation of plans and budgets for services, taking account of external developments and priorities. Ensure that work is completed to set time scales.

Contribute to the development of and implement and monitor policies and procedures in own specialist areas ensuring they are up to date, relevant and useful. Interpret the latest legislation, regulations and codes of practice and ensure they are applied consistently.

Provide expert advice to customers and partners on major issues in own specialist areas. Ensuring that effective customer relationships are established and maintained, advice is prompt and useful and the Council is aware of implications, risks and benefits.

Represent the Council and advocate the Council’s interest.

Ensure compliance with Council policies, regulations and codes of practice. Enforce decisions and implement them.

Contribute to identifying and securing adequate resources to support service projects.
Be the Council’s expert witness as and when required

Selection Criteria
To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the essential/desirable criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience section of the application form.

Essential Criteria

1. You will be professionally qualified and hold a relevant degree or postgraduate qualification. If you are not professionally qualified you will have gained demonstrable, equivalent relevant experience including significant, relevant experience in project management and quantity surveying.
2. You will have demonstrable, proven management ability. Able to motivate staff to achieve organisational objectives and successful technical outcomes with proven ability to develop and deliver design briefs.
3. You will demonstrate in depth knowledge of service specific and professional issues. Your customer focussed approach will enable you to communicate effectively with clients, consultants and contractors
4. You will have well developed IT skills including demonstrable knowledge of software packages and in house systems.
5. You will be able to persuade others and influence outcomes critical to the organisation.
6. You will have experience of planning and progressing work activities within general professional guidelines or organisational policy.
7. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing, able to articulate technical information to non-technical audiences.
8. Demonstrable ability to manage budgets and forecasting. Your proven and demonstrable negotiating skills will enable you to achieve the most economically advantageous contracts.
9. Able to demonstrate the Council’s values and behaviours.
Desirable Criteria

1. A construction related professional qualification and/or full chartered membership of a professional institution such as the RICS.
3. Knowledge of legislation and guidance relating to education provision and facilities

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Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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