Contracts Administrator / Project Manager - M&E

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 24.03 - £ 31.46 / Hourly
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Construction & Real Estate
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Construction and Property
  • External Reference

  • Contract / Project Manager

  • Public Sector - Local Authority

  • Full Time - 35 hours per week

  • Temporary role - 3 months with possible extension

  • £24.03 per hour PAYE / £31.46 per hour Umbrella

  • Hybrid working - some working from home but mainly office based with site visits required


  • To be operationally responsible for the successful delivery of allocated project[s] within the annual capital investment programme as measured by the suite of key performance indicators.

  • To ensure that all projects are focussed on delivering the best customer experience and that as project manager, there is a swift and positive response when there are service failures

  • To ensure that residents' needs are identified through consultation plans prior to delivering individual projects.

  • To ensure that projects are delivered within time and budget

  • To give leadership and direction to the contractors, suppliers, consultants and other staff involved in the project[s].

  • To deliver the project[s] safely without reportable accidents to contractors or residents.

  • To meet and surpass the targets identified as key performance indicators.

  • To ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with the Health and Safety Standards, Policies and Procedures of the council


  • Take a lead role in ensuring that customers' and associated complaints are fully investigated, replied to on time and satisfactorily resolved.

  • Monthly KPIs are collected and reported on a monthly basis to the agreed timetable, initiate action where performance is below target.

  • To ensure that accurate records are kept of each project in respect of contractor's resources / delays due to exceptionally inclement weather. To manage monthly progress meetings with contractors, discuss and minute issues and action interventions to get projects back on programme.

  • To liaise with clerk of works and ensure that quality inspections of the works are carried out as prescribed and contractors held to the specified standards.

  • Assisted by the Quantity Surveyor agree contract variations and where necessary analyse claims for extensions of time.

  • To liaise with the Asset Manager before any major changes in project scope are instructed to the contactor and to ensure that variations are value for money.

  • To ensure that the necessary approvals from Planning and Building Control officers are applied for and received in a timely manner.

  • To ensure that projects comply with the CDM Regulations 2015 - that the construction phase H & S plan for each project is adhered to and the H & S file is provided at the end of the project.

  • To ensure that all projects adhere to the Council's Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

  • To ensure projects are managed in Promaster with monthly reports provided to the Capital and Planned Works Manager in the agreed format.

  • To ensure with the Quantity Surveyor that the project records kept are sufficient to support the leaseholder service charge process and that all notices to the Home Ownership team are provided in time so that Section 20 process can be completed in a timely manner.


  • Responsible for 1- 3 contractors

  • Responsible for delivery of annual capital programme of £5M


  • Evidence of successfully manage a project from inception to final completion.

  • Evidence of ability to lead a team to successfully deliver a project as measured by compliance and achievement of KPIs.

  • Excellent contract management skills

  • Experience of working in social housing at a management level

  • Extensive experience of delivering a customer-focussed service

  • The ability to communicate at all levels of an organisation

  • The ability to build positive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders

  • Experience of managing projects with large budgets

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to motivate teams to deliver excellent outcomes


  • Building Surveying skills and knowledge

  • Evidence of CPD

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