Senior Project Manager

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Advance TRS Construction are proudly partnering this renowned and industry leading major international main contracting group to identify a Project Manager to lead a c£20M new build commercial scheme in North Acton.

The scheme will sit adjacent to a major new Data Centre, this project is for a PM to lead and manage the separate construction of an office on the site so not the data centre itself. This role will need a PM who is used to strict KPIs over programme management, possesses core stakeholder management capabilities and is well versed in managing large amounts of change management, all aspects of a specific project or set of projects. Ensuring each project is delivered safely, within budget and to the agreed programme.

Key Accountabilities

Health & Safety

  • Setting the tone and mindset for the team and supply chain to ensure Health and Safety are the priority for all on site.
  • Work with the H&S Team to complete the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan and ensure it is maintained throughout the project.
  • Conducting and recording regular (minimum weekly) site inspections of our works and others to ensure standards are being maintained.
  • Maintain a relationship with the client, GC and internal H&S team to ensure that standards are met and procedures are followed.


  • Complete the project Quality Plan, ensure it is kept up to date and communicated to the project team
  • Ensure Project managers complete Close Out Schedules for their areas and works packages.
  • Ensure benchmark installations are completed and signed off.

Pre Con

  • Work with the pre-construction and win work teams on occasion to complete bid documents and attend interviews where necessary.
  • Review and develop understanding of project scope and complete design review taking into consideration Buildability, ‘Commissionability’ and Value Engineering opportunities.
  • Agree package split and procurement strategy with Commercial lead and Senior Management.
  • Develop list of suitable contractors for each sublet package and where necessary work with the team to complete PQQ and contractor assessment.
  • Complete Tender Analysis of all contractor return


  • Complete buildability and value engineering reviews with the internal and external teams and ensure that all opportunities to improve the design, de-risk the schedule and minimise cost are identified.
  • Ensure Package Managers are following procedures with RFI’s, Technical Submittals and Drawing Submission to achieve approval.
  • Work with the Design Manager to produce and maintain the design schedule and associated Information Required Schedule.
  • Ensure design workshops are held between the project team, the GC team and the client team as necessary.


  • Have a full understanding of the scope of works and contract documents.
  • Ensure Package Managers and Site Managers are appointed to oversee works for which they are qualified/experienced to manage.
  • Participate in project recruitment to ensure the correct level of expertise and experience is present among the project team.
  • Ensure the team are clear on the scope of works, the schedule of works and the interfaces with other contractors.
  • With senior management, ensure that a robust sub-contractor and vendor supply chain is established for the project.
  • Ensure that you are familiar with the requirements of the CDM Regulations
  • Manage labour look ahead schedules with your package managers to ensure that labour is planned well ahead of the forthcoming works.
  • Manage material look ahead schedules with your package managers to ensure that material orders are well planned ahead of forthcoming works.


  • Overall responsibility for commercial success of project.
  • With senior management set out and agree the project procurement strategy.
  • Work with the commercial lead to set up the tender event schedule and ensure that the results are communicated to the team.
  • Work with the commercial lead in developing and issuing both upstream and downstream applications/orders.
  • Work closely with commercial lead to manage project financial status.
  • Ensure that the project team are tracking and logging variations to the contract.
  • Work with commercial lead, package managers and design manager in assessing and valuing variations to the contract.
  • Ensure that labour and material orders are tracked and forecast accurately.
  • Ensure plant hire is monitored and planned to suit the construction schedule

Skills & Experience

Experience at PM level

  • Industry experience. Track record of successful projects either internally or externally.
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction process, both new build and fit out.
  • Understands the pre-construction process.
  • Can organise and manage the design phase of a project.
  • Able to collate information from his team to prepare and present the project report.
  • Has been involved at a senior level in at least one large (£20m+) project.
  • Understanding of how to comply with a Health & Safety policy and Health & Safety management system


  • Recognised qualification in construction
  • Recognised form of health & safety training

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