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  • Project Manager/Building Surveyor

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Property & Facilities Management
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 28-Feb-2019
  • Job reference: 20289

Job Description

Project Manager/Building Surveyor

National role with travel to the main office in Northampton 

We have a new and exciting opportunity within our Plumbing and Heating division to join the team as a Project Manager / Building Surveyor 

The Role - 

To implement capital programme of works for Brownfield acquisitions, extensions, alterations and refurbishment projects across the respective business units.
You will manage the delivery of the P&H capital programme within agreed time and service levels to ensure that legislation controls comply which encompass health and safety of staff, public and contractors, within the department guidelines and actively develop the guidelines.

You will look for Improvement of cost efficiency of projects by design, initiation, implementation and provision of proposals for improving the cost efficiency of all projects and investigate new materials and methods of construction within the industry to ensure the P&H obtain maximum value for money from its suppliers and contractors.

  • To be accountable for the delivery of new branches, extensions, refurbishments throughout the UK and to address any ad hoc special projects to meet P&H’s corporate expansion, growth and strategy
  • Accountable for effecting the execution of the P&H capital programme through  management of the shopfitting element of the project and leading an external team to a higher level of competence, to ensure that projects are achieved to cost, quality and time objectives
  • To review, change and subsequently manage the model for the delivery of Minor Works to the business, specifically management of planned and reactive project works.  
  • Minor Works to be managed in such a way that Stay Safe, CDM and other health and safety standards are maintained, statutory compliance at all times, service levels reflect the needs of the business, Minor Works represent value for money and this can be demonstrated to the business through effective supplier management and reporting mechanisms, transparency of costs and programmes provided to each business unit in a format they can readily understand
  • Create and maintain Asset Management and Forward Maintenance Registers, using the information to aid budget planning and inform/influence strategic decision making across the organisation relative to property acquisitions, relocation's and disposals to drive maximum property profit contributions
  • Manage large scale procurement programmes for Minor Works to deliver value for money for the organisation, ensuring lead times for renegotiation's and retendering are timely with the minimum of risk.  Adhere to strict tender protocols, ensuring mobilisation and demobilisation are proactively managed and are fully auditable
  • Proactively monitor the external market to maintain an excellent working knowledge of Building Surveying and Minor Works best practice, innovations and advancing technology.  Utilise knowledge to facilitate proactive discussions with the business, to enhance the FM service provision and to drive improvements and efficiency
  • Source, recommend and manage the appointment of new contractors and suppliers
  • To tender, award and implement contracts on behalf of the company for the supply of equipment and services for all projects


  • The job holder will be educated to degree standard, desirable, not essential, ideally with a suitable professional qualification, (member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or Member of the Chartered Institute of Building)
  • Expected to train towards or hold a professional qualification, i.e. CIPS, BIFM, RICS
  • Have a considerable proven track record of Building Surveying and Minor Works project management experience
  • Ability to travel frequently within the UK to meet suppliers and stakeholders
  • Experience in delivering first class customer service in line with Institute of Customer Service (ICS) or similar
  • Track record in presenting to senior stakeholders for buy-in on service solutions
  • Significant construction experience of which considerable relevant experience in a demanding, fast track, multiple site environment is essential, working within a retail environment and also merchanting would be desirable
  • The job holder will have a strategic, logistical approach and experience in managing and leading a multi-disciplined team
  • The job holder will have a proven track record in managing relationships at all levels and have the ability to influence and negotiate at senior level
  • Comfortable reading contracts in relation to cost modelling and SLA’s
  • Be self motivating and have the ability to motivate others and have good influencing and persuasion skills
  • Be able to collate, interpret and interrogate detailed operational management information into transparent commercial conclusions and recommendations
  • Able to analyse and present large amounts of financial data with attention to detail and effectively communicate these at all levels to influence change
  • Possess planning, organisation, communication, problem solving and project management skills and have the ability to matrix-manage to lead and/or close initiatives.
  • A knowledge of all aspects of construction, shopfitting and maintenance in the retail industry
  • Team player with excellent people skills ensuring win win outcomes can be delivered
Who are we?

We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.

If you’re ready to learn new skills, roll your sleeves up and dive into a exciting change and transformation journey with us then apply today. We’d love to tell you more and share our story with you.

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