Project Officer (Property)

Job Category: Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: West Berkshire

Positive Employment is currently recruiting for a Project Officer for our client a local government organisation based in West Berkshire.

The successful candidate will assist the Capital Projects Delivery Manager in the project management and delivery of capital projects, the annual capital maintenance programme and other relevant strategic and service objectives.

This is a 2 month starting contract with the possibility to extend. Hybrid working available (3 days a week in the office).

Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Acting as Project Officer in delivering the ’s construction related capital projects and annual capital maintenance programme (CMP).
  • Utilise and implement effective use of the Project Management Methodology in delivery of capital projects.
  • Assist in developing a 3 year programme of capital maintenance works.
  • Report and present project progress at monthly project review meetings using the project management templates status and cost updates on all allocated projects.
  • Develop for each project with the Client, a procurement and delivery process that takes into account project value, cost, complexity, risk and value for money.
  • Monitor on a project by project basis performance of professional consultants and at the end of each project complete consultant evaluation form.
  • Assist in the preparation, monitoring and update of policies in respect of all matters associated with the Property Team.
  • Monitor, evaluate and analyse budgets, exercising budgetary control measures, including the monitoring of all costs against agreed budgets and ensuring clients are kept informed at all key stages.
  • Professionally manage delivery of projects by external consultants and contractors and ensure that all contracted parties fully meet appropriate standards, terms and conditions of their engagement.
  • Assist in developing and improving all processes and procedures relating to the management of the organisation’s property portfolio.

Personal Requirements:

  • Professional qualification relevant to construction project management.
  • Training in health and safety issues affecting buildings and construction sites.
  • Educated to degree level and/or professional membership of a construction related institute (Desirable).
  • 3 years’ experience working in construction project management.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of financial planning, budget monitoring and construction cost control.
  • Demonstrable evidence of construction project management experience with an understanding of Prince 2 standard or equivalent.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the RIBA plan of works.
  • Ability to identify and lead a multidisciplinary consultancy team required for construction projects.
  • Understanding of the local government environment (Desirable).
  • Have a driving license and their own car for use.

Working Hours: 09:00am – 17:00pm,  Monday – Friday

Pay: £250 – £350 per day

Please note this role is within the scope of IR35.

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