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NetZero Careers

Project Manager

As a Project Manager, you'll be responsible for ensuring that a building project is completed safely, within an agreed timeframe and budget. Managing the practical side of every stage of the build, you'll work closely with architects, surveyors and other building professionals in planning and delivery.

You'll also supervise and direct a range of operations on a construction site and ensure that all tradespeople and contractors are working together to an agreed plan and that progress is being made. You may oversee a whole site ranging in value from 2m to 10m

You'll typically work in the education sector in the delivery new school buildings or new school extensions. Our clients include working directly for the DFE or one of many local councils directly under one of many frameworks that we have secured including the recently awarded MMC framework. You will have ideally worked with the DFE and have experience and knowledge of the DFE process both during pre-construction and delivery.

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Newmarket/Essex

Reports to: Education Director

Hours of work: Mon-Fri 9-5 

Salary range: £55000 - £70000

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate a project from start to finish, including organising the schedule of work, costings and budget
  • Provide input and support to the pre-construction teams in producing programmes and construction methodologies
  • Plan the work and oversee the buying of necessary materials and equipment
  • Hire and manage staff for the project
  • Manage the construction site on a day-to-day basis, including supervising the labour force, monitoring subcontractors, checking materials, inspecting work and overseeing quality control
  • Ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget by setting benchmarks, agreeing budgets and monitoring progress
  • Check design documents with architects, surveyors and engineers.
  • Promote and maintain health and safety, including site inspections to ensure safety rules are being followed
  • Write reports
  • Maintain regular communication and attend meetings with clients and their representatives to inform them of progress on the project, i.e. stakeholder management
  • Communicate with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, quantity surveyors and others involved in the project
  • Deal with any unexpected problems that may occur during the project.

This is an outline description of the key responsibilities and accountabilities involved in the job. This is not an exhaustive list and the post-holder might be expected to undertake any other duties across the wider organisation, commensurate with level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training.

General Duties

Diversity and Promoting Dignity at Work

NetZero Buildings recognises the contribution of all employees to deliver our Business. We expect staff to value and respect diversity and to respond to the differing and diverse needs of others. We aim to have an environment free of bullying or harassment which would create an intimidating and unpleasant atmosphere impacting on staff wellbeing.

All forms of bullying and harassment are unacceptable and will not be tolerated

Professional and Personal Development

All staff will have a formal appraisal with their manager, on an annual basis. Once performance/training objectives have been set, the individuals progress will be reviewed on a regular basis so that new objectives can be agreed and set, in order to maintain progress.

Those with management/supervisory responsibility are required to ensure that their direct reports have an appraisal.

Health and Safety

All staff have a responsibility to maintain health and safety of self and others within the performance of duties in accordance with NZB health and safety policies, and to undertake specific health and safety responsibilities as directed. All staff have a responsibility to adhere to the Risk Management Policies & Procedures.

All staff are required to contribute to the control of risk, and must report immediately any incident, accident or near miss to the NetZero Buildings Health and Safety Manager.

All staff are required to adhere to NetZero Buildings 5 point PPE standards.

Working on Non-NetZero Buildings Premises

All staff when working on non-NZB premises are bound by NZB policies and procedures.

Policies

To be familiar with and comply with all NZB policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

Person Specification

Qualifications Essential or Desirable
Appropriate Degree Essential
Experience & Specialist Knowledge Essential or Desirable
Project management qualification Essential
Good knowledge and proven experience in Environmental management systems and environmental and sustainability policy and legislation Essential
Significant experience (5 years+) of managing a portfolio of complex projects within the manufacturing/construction Industry Essential
Personal skills/abilities Essential or Desirable
Ability to analyse complex data and present findings to a variety of stakeholders Essential
Ability to build relationships, internally and externally Essential
The ability to generate creative ideas and solutions to drive the agenda forward Essential

Mandatory Training

Course Delivered Refresh Method
Corporate Induction Within 1st Month N/A Face to face
Equality and Diversity At Induction 2 years Face to face
Health and Safety Awareness At Induction 1 years E-Learning
Fire Safety At Induction 1 years E-Learning
Manual Handling At Induction 1 years E-Learning
Mental Health Awareness At Induction 2 years Face to face
Appraisal Training Within 3 months of starting N/A Face to face
Accident Reporting At induction Annually Face to face

Technical/Role Specific Competencies

Education Essential or Desirable
Proficient in Microsoft Office Essential
Ability to travel Essential
Enhanced DBS Essential
First Aid certification Desirable

Behavioural Competencies

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Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

Treats everyone with respect and dignity. Openly and willingly listens to the views of others. Considers the impact of their own actions on others. Challenges inappropriate behaviour. Polite, patient and tolerant when dealing with others. Ensures processes and procedures are in place to promote fairness, inclusion and respect.

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Works Collaboratively

Demonstrates an interest in others and develops contacts outside of their own team. Shares own knowledge openly and freely. Proactively seeks information, resources and support from outside own team. Takes time to understand the work of other departments. Understands how actions may impact on others and actively seeks to engage with them. Listens to others and regularly checks their understanding.

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Drives for results

Ensures they are clear about what is expected of them. Organises and plans their work effectively and efficiently to deal with both the expected and unexpected. Alerts colleagues to potential problems in meeting deadlines and suggests solutions. Produces work of a consistently high standard, checks own work. Looks for solutions when encountering problems. Sees tasks through to completion.

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Building Capability

Takes responsibility for own development, reviews own performance and identifies development needs. Seeks to develop new skills and experiences. Learns from and acts on constructive feedback. Helps others by sharing own knowledge and experience. Makes effective use of the full range of development opportunities. Promotes and delivers development opportunities for staff. Ensure and promote the value of the appraisal process.

 

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Innovation, change and agility

Is not afraid to constructively question or challenge. Demonstrates enthusiasm for change and a willingness to get involved. Readily exchanges information with others across the business. Readily contributes ideas or suggestions for improvement. Is open to new ideas and asks questions to confirm understanding. Willingly adopts own working practices to support changes.

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Communication with impact

Conveys information clearly and concisely in an appropriate format. Speaks clearly and effectively to different audiences. Conveys energy and enthusiasm about their work. Asks open questions to appreciate others points of view. Confidently handles challenging conversations. Quickly puts others at ease and builds rapport.

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Customer Focus

Proactively keeps customers informed with timely and appropriate feedback. Identifies and clarifies individual customer needs. Is honest and realistic with customers. Do not over promise. Treat all customers with courtesy and respect. Resolves customer enquiries promptly only referring to others when genuinely appropriate. Apologises when services or products do not meet requirements.

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Effective Decision Making 

Makes effective decisions following appropriate criteria. Ask questions when unsure of correct approach. Investigates and responds to gaps in information. Undertakes appropriate analysis to support decisions or recommendations. Understands where to go and who to involve if further information is required. Thinks through implications of own decisions.

How we recruit

If you have seen a vacancy you would like to be apply for please complete the following application for and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to [email protected]

Equality and Diversity Application Form

The qualifications listed in the job description are there to help you select the role that best fits your background and aspirations, so pay close attention and outline how you meet these requirements.

You will have an initial remote interview with either the recruiting manager, a nominated representative or HR. This is expected to last approx. 30 minutes to seek clarification on the application is required and provide information about the role.

If you progress through the remote interview you will be invited to a face to face interview with the recruiting manager and HR. You will be given to opportunity to meet colleagues and if a practical element of assessment is included you will be made aware of this at invite. Throughout the interview process, feel free to ask your interviewers for clarification. Ask questions—about the work, about the team, about the culture.

After your interviews are done, the panel review your application, interview feedback and scores, any work samples you submitted and any practical assessment undertaken. Once the recommendation for hire is complete this is finally approved by the relevant Director to provide another layer of objectivity and review.