The Corporate Capital Projects team oversees circa 750+ sites in the Borough, delivering a range of investment to maintain and improve the estate. These comprise buildings in various sectors including commercial offices, libraries, community halls, temporary accommodation and the voluntary sector.
Hackney has invested significantly in its estate, in spite of decreases in the overall level of capital funding from central government. This investment ranges from the relatively inexpensive, but complex, maintenance of existing buildings, through to providing major refurbishment and remodelling projects or new facilities.
The team must liaise with a range of stakeholders, including Council colleagues in Finance, Planning, Procurement, Regeneration, Highways, as well as within the Corporate Property & Asset Management service itself which the team is a part of. We also work closely with various service areas to define projects including liaising with any relevant external public bodies that might have a stake in the project in terms of funding or outcomes etc.
You will take responsibility for a portfolio of projects that can range from overseeing long-term planned building fabric repairs to managing large refurbishments works and assisting service areas to prioritise their own investment.
You will be the Council’s representative on key projects from inception through to operation, assisting in the procurement of advisors, liaison with stakeholders, the selection of contractors, and ensuring adherence to time and budget. You will be the primary point of contact within the Council for your project portfolio, reporting to members and senior officers on the progress of the schemes you are managing.
You should have experience of working in a similar environment, managing the maintenance and improvement of existing assets, although this need not be in the public sector. You will be used to liaising with building users, and working with consultants and contractors to minimise disruption when undertaking works.
You will have experience of managing budgets and completing formal reports that accurately capture the status of your projects. You will be used to representing your organisation, and providing written and verbal feedback to stakeholders.
You will lead and manage the initial feasibility process for capital projects, to ensure the provision of deliverable outline designs and initial costs, leading to agreements with stakeholders to develop projects to completion. You will also lead on all project development issues, including chairing meetings with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Headteachers, governors) and providing the requisite reporting to all parties on progress, quality and cost.
Managing capital budgets effectively and meet any grant requirements. Work collaboratively with stakeholders and consultants to ensure any capital works meet objectives, within the budget and timescales set for the relevant project.
Keep all necessary records, make payments to contractors and consultants, and ensure schemes are kept within programme and budget. Supervise contract procurement, including contractor selection, tendering procedure, and compliance with standing orders. Monitor project expenditure against the delegated budget and report on cash profiles, and expenditure trends.
With a minimum of 2 years’ experience of delivering projects in a comparable multi-site environment, you will have overseen a range of construction projects with varying values and complexity, including refurbishment and repair schemes.
You will have experience of managing budgets for individual building projects and reporting on project progress against budget and programme and experience of working with internal and external funding partners, and engaging with service users and contractors to deliver value for money outcomes. You will be required to establish clear work targets, plan effectively, and coordinate resources in order to meet requirements.
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To apply for this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.
Please use the link below to apply. There will be a number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement.
Closing date for applications: 11 June 2023
Interviews: 27 June 2023
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