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Project Manager LBHF526291

Job Details:

Salary range: £51,444 - £54,513 per annum.

Work location: Cobbs Hall, Hammersmith, London, SW6 6LL

Hours per week: 36 

Contract type: Temporary for 24 months

Closing date: 3 August 2022

Contact details for an informal discussion: Chris Nolan, Head of Hard Services via email at CHRIS.NOLAN@LBHF.GOV.UK


Advert Text:

At Hammersmith & Fulham, we are ambitious in reforming the council to ensure this is a place for everybody. Within the Economy department, our ambition is to be 'ruthlessly financially efficient' in everything that we do, to ensure that our residents and services are receiving the best value for money whilst challenging old-fashioned thinking, unfairness and removing waste where possible.


We are seeking project managers with either M&E design & installation or general building refurbishment experience who are enthusiastic and well organised individuals to support the Corporate Facilities Management team in delivering a customer focused, proactive and high-quality management service across the civic portfolio. You will be responsible for a wide range of project works: installation of new security gates, roofing, retrofit building fitouts, retrofit renewable assets to major refurbishment works of listed buildings. You will work interacting closely with team members in undertaking surveying, review and assess the condition of the Council's Corporate Building Structures and associated fabric replacements/refurbishments at the end of economic life or as a result of changing operation requirements.


The post holder(s) will be responsible for the specification, tendering and project management of the remedial/refurbishment works, and such project works as directed by line management.


Be responsible for preparing budgets, monitoring costs, preparing schedules, obtain quotations, making payments and the monitoring of external contractors and materials in line with business objectives and ensuring effective management of performance of external contractors within agreed budgets and service standards.


The post holder(s) will be liaising with many stake holders including the planning department, English Heritage, local residents, internal agencies/colleagues, contractors and external consultants……


The post holder(s) will have some experience of dealing with financial affairs, such as interrogating, reconciling and paying any services related invoices and be a confident user of IT packages to record, monitor and capture financial expenditure as well as management of system-based reports.


Our mission is to be the best council. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision. If you’re looking to develop your career in a fast-paced, professional environment whilst making a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you.



Please refer to the Job Description for more information.


Role Responsibilities:

Responsible for assisting the Head of Capital Projects in the delivery of the Council’s Capital Planned Maintenance Programme, ensuring industry’s best practice is adopted including scoping specifications, tendering works, evaluating bids and ensuring robust contract and monitoring processes are in place.


You will:

  • Understanding specifics of client’s needs for capital and planned maintenance investment and infrastructure and providing the intelligent client link to ensure high standard of service is received from the Council’s construction partners. 
  • To support, steer, improve and act as the dynamic lead for all aspects of the management of projects and ensure value for money, drive project delivery, appropriate cost controls and payback periods are in place before commissioning projects.
  • To ensure all aspects of regulatory compliance and probity are adhered to, including review of H&S plans and that works adhere to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015, Equality Act 2015 and the Council’s Standing Orders. .
  • To support in the consistency of delivery of projects of the corporate planned maintenance programme, ensuring cutting edge strategy to ensure defined objectives of the funds available including reporting to Directors and Members too. 
  • To develop and establish a centre of excellence in project management customer and supplier relationship management and construction procurement. 


People Values:

How we act defines who we are.  At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’.  We are looking for people who can build this into everything they do.


We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.


We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.


We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.


We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience. We are looking for people who have the following attributes: 


Complex problem-solving 
The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change. 


Critical thinking 
The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking. You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources. 


You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations. You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes. 


People management 
You can get the best out of people. You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development. You are clear in your expectations and have exceptional feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals. 


Coordinating with others 
You have the knack of working well with others. You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others. You can also recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration. 


Emotional intelligence 
You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics. You can recognise motivating factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills. 


Judgement and decision making 
You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions. Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement. 


You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners. This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level. 


Service orientation 
You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery. Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives. You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives. 


Cognitive flexibility 
The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach. Applying cognitive flexibility to situations of significant change and transformation. 


Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


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