Project Manager – Property Development (Permanent)

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference HQ00018169
Directorate Housing and Regeneration
Service Housing and Regeneration
Contract Type Permanent
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date 27/05/2019
Hours per week 37
Salary Annual salary from £50,941 to £54,228

About the job:

We have an exciting permanent opportunity for an experienced Project Manager in Milton Keynes.

As Project Manager you will manage a new build programme as part of the target of 500 council properties by 2022 and thereafter a continued council house new build programme.

You will also lead on and manage the full range activities required for the development of a pipeline of council house delivery units and, where necessary, develop detailed specifications and bills of quantities to obtain competitive tenders. All should be in accordance with the council’s policies and procedures.

You will need to have end-to-end experience within development project management, from identifying pipeline, through to overseeing construction timelines. Ideally your experience will come from working within social housing.  You will need to be confident in your ability to deliver projects on time, on budget and to the agreed quality standard.

  • Lead on multiple council housing development projects, liaising effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Accountable for the management of a capital budget of c.25m pa, responsible for requesting the budget through the appropriate funding boards, establishing delivery plans, reporting on progress and management of payments to contractors and consultants.
  • Manage an extensive Project team of external consultants to include Architects, Civil, M/E and other specialist consultants as required, Employers Agents and Clerk of Works.
  • Direct the liaison and consultation with all stakeholders
  • Ensure that projects are soundly established in terms of governance, legal structures, risk management, evaluation and monitoring systems, and exit strategies prior to project delivery. Ensure that accurate audit files are prepared and maintained for every scheme.
  • Manage the development process of a pipeline of sites from obtaining planning approvals to the delivery of completed schemes
  • Carry out financial/risk appraisals of schemes and reports for approval and ensuring that risk assessments are updated for all schemes and that progress reports are made and presented.
  • Ensure that all contract expenditure is in line with the projected scheme cash flow and understand and manage any variations.
  • Maintain a consolidated programme of scheme delivery targets and report monthly on progress and any variations.
  • Working knowledge of property and housing law and related issues
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of new build housing schemes
  • Knowledge and experience of using an development appraisal system such as Proval
  • Experience of leading outstanding customer focused services
  • Experience of working with and developing new arrangements with partners including elected members and external agencies
  • Experience of reporting to Board /Committee
  • Possess a degree level qualification and/or significant relevant experience in Housing Development
  • Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Housing or equivalent

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