Project Manager

Location: Birmingham

Job Summary

We are looking for a focussed and professional Project Manager for our central operations. You will be over seeing key project deliverables including client expectations supporting contract commitments whilst ensuring the compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices.  Undertaking all works to the highest possible Health, Safety and Environmental standards, whilst safeguarding the wellbeing of all employees.

You will be acting within financial authorities, in respect of contract revenue, expenditure and budgets in line with operational forecasts. Driving cost efficiency and promotion of self-delivery through promotion of the One Colas culture.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Promote and enhance safety awareness across all operational delivery, encouraging a zero tolerance to unsafe acts and a zero target for LTIs
  • Ensure that all operations carried out within our area of responsibility are undertaken with full regard for the safety and welfare of visitors, other members of staff and yourself
  • Provide leadership, motivation and direction to project delivery teams. Stimulating and driving intercompany relationships and trading.
  • Efficient management and utilisation of all regional / company resource through planning and effective dialogue with peers / clients
  • Develop and update regular activity programs for all contract responsibilities in accordance with client requirement
  • Maintain professional approach positively reflecting the image of the company
  • Ensure the safe and efficient running of all contracts to budget with full responsibility for the financial performance of contracts
  • Active involvement with supporting cost vs value reporting whilst driving contract efficiencies
  • Mapping and deployment of company resources encouraging increased utilisation where appropriate
  • Maintain / develop good relations with all key and potential clients incorporating regular meeting and site visits
  • Provide regular point of contact for all personnel, administering employment related matters
  • Be responsible for site safety by ensuring compliance to method statements and risk assessments using induction / tool box talks / appropriate use of PPE. Ensuring constant compliance to all applicable CDM regulations
  • Interaction with subcontractors ensuring all appropriate information is made available, review and approval of accounts prior to release of payment
  • Arrange / convene pre start, progress and review meetings ensuring discussion of variances, contractual arrangements and any required corrective actions
  • Support, encourage and develop all staff / operatives within your control identifying all appropriate training needs
  • Maintain compliance with agreed policy on procurement of goods and services, assisting Commercial estimating where required over the procurement of new works assisting with client development
  • Provide technical support to Senior Estimator during tender periods and receive and ensure compliance with Tender handover packs
  • Assist and uphold discipline within the business ensuring company compliance at all times
  • Undertake all other appropriate duties as assigned by your line manager

 

ABOUT YOU

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Appropriate ONC/HNC/HND qualification in Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Desirable GCSE Maths / English or equivalent – A to C
  • Minimum 3yrs experience in a similar or equivalent role
  • Suitable construction qualification and training course attendance
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Hold a high level of experience in highway construction and maintenance
  • SMSTS / IOSH (Safety Related Qualification)

 

 SKILLS

  • Demonstrate and deploy good contractual and commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of business management systems
  • Strong leadership and planning / organisational qualities
  • Business acumen
  • Motivator and people manager
  • Development of others
  • Good communication
  • Achievement / Results driven
  • Client focused with regular dialogue and interaction – Internal / External
  • Detailed knowledge of the industry
  • Problem Solving
  • Attend and chair resource allocation meetings
  • Carry out appraisals of all reporting staff
  • Assist with Tenders
  • Ensure compliance to procurement procedures
  • Performance management of all staff
  • Good written and oral skills
  • Analytical thinker
  • Demonstration of flexibility and adaptability

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Positive commitment to safety
  • Good communication skills
  • Adaptable and versatile
  • Must be a team player
  • Good time management
  • Good supervisor and motivator of people
  • Commitment to business success
  • Flexibility of approach
  • Conscientious, trustworthy, open and reliable
  • Committed to partnering and integration
  • Committed to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Motivated by results

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.

 

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