£44000 - £66000 per annum
Senior or Associate Project Manager / Employers Agent (Chelmsford)
Clearfield are working with a privately owned practice that work nationwide. Due to continual growth and success, they are looking for a Senior Project Manager / Employers Agent to work for them on a permanent basis.
We are a professional private practice of Chartered Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers with a pedigree in the delivery of residential and mixed-use projects throughout the East and South East, East Midlands and Greater London. We provide Project Management, Cost Management and Employer's Agent services for a full spectrum of clients including Housing Associations, Local Authorities, County Councils and Private Developer and Commercial clients. We operate from our offices in Norwich, Cambridge, Chelmsford and London.
Our large client base sees us involved with a wide variety of projects in multiple sectors, including one-off residential dwellings through to complete estate regeneration schemes; master plans; commercial offices; industrial; infrastructure; education and leisure. Commissions often commence at scheme inception and cover a range of functions including viability studies, options appraisals, land acquisitions, planning, detailed design, procurement and construction. New build and refurbishment contracts range in size from £50,000 to over £100m in value and often form a part of larger projects or phased developments.
• Receiving the Client's brief and ascertaining and agreeing requirements for the project in terms of design, specification, compliance, timetable and other matters.
• Liaising as required with other consultants and agents of the Client.
• Prepare and maintain up to date project directory.
• The co-ordination of project pre-contract, attending / chairing and minuting project meetings and preparing and updating developments programmes.
• Establish appropriate channels of communication between members of the project team.
• Establish meeting structure. Lay down procedure for convening, chairing, attendance, function, frequency and responsibility for recording of meetings and circulation of information.
• Monitor communications and distribution of information.
• Attend value engineering exercises as the design develops.
• Prepare a register of risks; formulating and reviewing strategies for minimising the same, and review and updated with the team during the project duration.
• Prepare and updated overall strategic project programmes showing all significant activities and events.
• Establish procedures to ensure necessary consultations take place with and approvals are obtained from all authorities or landowners with a legitimate interest in the projects, with particular reference to landlord, local authority, national authorities, statutory bodies and public and private utilities.
• Establish procedures to ensure the CDM and other health and safety legislation requirements are identified and a health and safety plan and file prepared and maintained.
• Preparing budget cost estimates for the scheme.
• Preparing the Employer's Requirements and tender documentation.
• Inviting submissions from a select list of contractors or negotiating with a single (partnering) Contractor or Developer.
• Examining the Contractor's Proposals and tenders and reporting thereon to the Client.
• Instructing Architects, Solicitors and other consultants.
• Arranging for site surveys, ground investigations and utilities enquiries to be undertaken.
• Managing the acquiring of planning permissions and the acquisition of sites.
• The post-contract administration of Design and Build Contracts as Employer's Agent including the chairing of meetings, minute taking, preparing project reports and cost reports for the Clients, preparing and recommending payment of Interim Applications, monitoring progress and construction, dealing with matters arising under the contract and issuing appropriate instructions and the settlement of final accounts.
• Provide the client with regular financial reports on estimated final cost including expenditure of PC and provisional sums.
• Establish a management system to deal with client required changes. Issue instructions as necessary and agree costs of changes with the contractor.
• Establish procedures for checking compliance with designs and specifications and the monitoring of standards or workmanship and materials.
• Establish a management system for the design team to comments on and / or approve drawings.
• Administer the terms of the contract during the operations on site and on completion of the building works.
• Visit the site as appropriate to inspect generally the progress of the work.
• Issuing any necessary Instructions, Notices etc as required by the contract and ensuring that documentation to be issued by the Contractor is received.
• Inspection of the Works - in Phases, if appropriate - for the preparation of any necessary snagging lists (and subsequent re-inspection) prior to certifying Practical Completion or, at the end of the rectification period, certifying Making Good Defects.
Starting salary of £44,000 - £66,000 plus non-contributory pension, car allowance and generous benefits.
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