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Construction - Project Manager

About the team we are recruiting to

Coventry City Council's busy Project Delivery Team takes the lead in delivering the City's capital build programme.  The team are responsible for developing, enabling and delivering a wide variety of key building and infrastructure projects across the city with a wide range of stakeholders and partner organisations.  

The team work on a wide variety of projects and programmes ranging from: 

  • New build and refurbishment of schools: 

  • Leisure facilities 

  • New office facilities 

  • Parks and play areas 

  • Multi storey carr parks and infrastructure schemes, and 

  • Demolition works.  

Project budgets range from £100k to £40million and often work extends beyond the Council delivering strategically important projects with partner organisations.  

The City is expanding, second only to London, and the skyline is charging rapidly.  The Project Delivery Team sit at the heart delivering the City's priority projects making life within the team busy, and often challenging.  No two days are the same!  

What is the job role?

This is an exciting time to join Coventry City Council and we are looking for an experienced Construction Project Manager. 

We need the right person to join our team to help manage and deliver a range of construction projects within the City.  We are looking for someone who understands the world of construction and is a confident and competent technical specialist in areas including new build, refurbishment and demolition.  The successful person will have responsibility and autonomy to deliver and manage projects ranging from £50k - £15m. 

Ranking as the 8th best city to live and work, as well as getting ready to raise the profile of Coventry as the UK City of Culture 2021 and a host city for the Commonwealth Games 2022, Coventry is investing in its commercial, retail and educational future. There is no better time to join us and play your part.

Coventry is a great centrally located city and our new flagship head office is based one minutes walk from Coventry Rail Station which has direct links to and from Birmingham, Nuneaton, Leamington, Rugby and London Euston stations.  Our office base is fresh and modern with a design focus on agile working.

We have high expectations and aspire to achieve. If you are proactive and have the skills, experience and tenacity to succeed, this will be the role for you.

 

Who are we looking for?

In addition to your construction knowledge, you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Your ability to work independently in a demanding service environment
  • Demonstrable budget management experience, including forecast and control
  • Discipline and tenacity to deliver results
  • A desire to learn and develop
  • Proactive and courageous leadership
  • Knowledge of industry standard contracts
  • Balance and authority in taking decisions in difficult situations
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a varied workload

For an informal discussion about the role contact Lucy Hobbs at lucy.hobbs@coventry.gov.uk

Working Hours 37 hours per week

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

 

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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