Senior Project Manager

Oxfordshire £60k - 70k per year + Benefits Permanent Posted 14 / 05 / 21

Reference: clond613

Our client is recruiting an experienced Construction Project Manager to its niche Project Management and Cost consultancy. With origins around Oxfordshire, our client are moving towards a more flexible WFH model and consequently can encourage applications throughout the South East area but with preference to those based in the Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Surrey areas.

Their story is a well-established one, their core markets include leisure, education & heritage sectors. Amongst their wider portfolio, having just completed a £30m new build leisure scheme they’re seeking to bolster their project delivery team due to increased confidence in their pipeline. Typical projects are spread across the South of England / East / West and Wales. NEC contract is desirable as is ASTA Power project experience.

Their cultural ethos is one of maintaining a distinct family and collaborative feel, they’re excellent at developing high performing teams, and working seamlessly with their clients. They invest their time well and promote taking the utmost care for delivering successful project outcomes for their long standing clients.

Our client centres itself on adding most value at pre-contract stages, ‘measuring twice, cutting once’ They spend twice as long planning a project as they do executing it. In a nutshell, they need someone who can manage a client & consultant teams two thirds of the time and who manages the Construction phase a 3rd of the time.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Develop overall strategic project programmes identifying all key dates, activity dependencies and the critical path
  • Implement effective project governance structures,
  • Risk management – running workshops to establish risks at the outset of the project; devising and implementing strategies to mitigate/minimize risks
  • Establish, agree and manage the procurement of design team members – often directing large consultants (working with the Cost Manager to implement procurement procedures, and arranging mid-bid, post bid and clarification meetings with contractors)
  • Work with contractors to agree programmes, health and safety plans, method statements and quality control procedures
  • Leading design team meetings and chairing regular project board meetings to update on progress and decisions
  • Develop and sustain reporting mechanisms with clients,
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Contribute to the knowledge and development of the whole team via regular conference calls and our knowledge sharing platform

Essential skills:

  • Experience of working as a Project Manager on construction projects, with suitable track record
  • Technically qualified in project management or related technical profession
  • Managing construction projects from inception to completion as lead
  • Managing the procurement of design teams and contractors, risk and change
  • Ability to lead with a professional can-do approach that inspires others in the project team to deliver their best
  • Well organized, strategic thinker, pro-active and a team player. Excellent communication skills
  • Valid driving license


  • Membership of a relevant chartered institute – eg RICS; APM
  • Knowledgeable in NEC3/4
  • Experience of the leisure industry
  • Sound IT skills (Common Data Environment Software)
  • Understanding of local government procurement processes

What they offer:

  • Competitive salary – to c£65k basic (WFH) + benefits
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Pension contributions
  • Personal development plan, and ongoing support and mentoring
  • An opportunity to influence and to be a part of the growth and strategic direction

At mjhrecruitment it’s simple. Outstanding client relations and recruitment expertise, choose the experts… we make things happen. If you have the necessary skills to match this specification, please drop us a line for a confidential chat on 0207 932 0090

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