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Head of Projects (FM & Building Services)

Job title: Head of Projects (FM & Building Services)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Salisbury
Industry: Facilities Management
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Reference: JO-2009-239097
Contact name: Charlie Neo
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Job description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of Projects has become available to be the point of contact on a prestigious account for multiple Projects up to £10 million concurrently.

The ideal Head of Projects will need to lead and manage the Projects and New Works capability across a highly regulated estate in the South West of England. The main purpose of this role is to manage the commercial, financial and client liaison aspects of the function as well as the overall programme management of a £10m+ portfolio.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Be responsible to the Account Director for the P&L of the Account and to lead and direct project activities in order to maintain and improve the net profitability of the business
  • be directly responsible for 8 Project Managers and indirectly responsible for up to 20 members of staff
  • Prepare with the Account Director an annual business plan and budget for the contract portfolio
  • Carry out regular monthly Project reviews of P&L accountability; including progress of projects; quality; H&S; Relationships
  • Strategically manage and review supply chain partners and ensure all procurement processes and procedures are followed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all the client’s departments including those of the operational and FM teams
  • Ensure all processes and governance are fit for purpose and regularly reviewed
  • Provide leadership and direction to site-based staff and Project Managers, developing skills matrix and development plan
  • Take ownership of major projects and provide support as and when required to project managers
  • Ensure correct skill & competence levels of site-based team to meet the contract scope
  • Preparation of the monthly report for the Account Director and Client, listing all relevant site-based activities that occurred during the month including proposals and tenders completed

Person Specification

  • A strong leader with excellent people management skills and technical background
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Able to build strong and collaborative relationships with key customers and clients, an ability to quickly grasp their needs and an ability to galvanise resources to satisfy clients demands
  • An ability to quickly grasp changing needs and the talent to translate these into operational reality
  • A self-starter who is not afraid to challenge received wisdom and has the resilience to pursue legitimate business aims and objectives
  • Extensive experience within a similar management role
  • Appropriate trade qualifications either Electrical or Mechanical advantageous
  • Management and leadership training
  • Good IT skills including Excel, and Word. Desirable would include MS Projects, Office 365, PowerPoint 
  • A good Level of interpersonal and customer relationship skills
  • Able to obtain and retain SC clearance

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