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NHS Project Manager - Construction



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London, City of London - Greater London

Competitive rates



Ruth Zakari

Main Duties and Responsibilities


Project Management


  • Management of one or more capital projects including refurbishments, redevelopments and new builds in accordance with the Trust’s project management processes and policies.


  • Preparation of a detailed project plans to ensure successful completion of each stage of the


  • Working with a Capital Planning Manager to establish decant arrangements and to agree the Brief with the


  • To undertake the appointment and effective management of a team of design consultants and the main contractor for the project, ensuring that all schemes are prepared and tendered in line with the Trust’s Standing Financial Instructions. This will include using either the Trust’s framework agreements, or to tender in line with Public Sector


  • Responsible for the effective supervision and management of the contract, including change and performance management and for the successful delivery of the project within a live hospital


  • Ensuring that standard forms of building contract are prepared and the contract documentation is


  • Ensuring that each stage of the project is managed within the agreed budget and programme and to the required quality


  • Responsible for management of the projects on a day-to-day basis, ensuring compliance with appropriate legislation, statutory approvals, DH mandatory standards (HTMs and HBNs) and with Trust values, policies and


  • Ensuring that all aspects of the projects are managed on the basis of best practice, promoting sustainability and working towards enhancing patient care and


  • Act as Client representative and main Trust point of contact on all appointed


  • Responsible for ensuring the correct surveys are carried out, for example structural and asbestos surveys.




  • Reporting on a monthly basis (including Highlight Reports, Exception Report, cash flow and forecast outturn, Risk Log etc) as required by the Asset Management processes, and other updates as required by the Senior Project Manager, Programme Manager or Head of Capital


  • Reporting regularly on progress to the Client, Project Board and senior managers as


Financial Management


  • Responsible for management of the project budgets, including raising orders and certification of payments within delegated financial


  • Authorise payments to contractors and suppliers using the Trust processes.


  • Managing the projects to ensure that the Trust and the Client achieve best value for money, including value engineering the project as


  • Completion and maintenance on an on-going basis of internal financial reporting setting out proposed and committed expenditure and cash flow for each project, to include all Agreed Project






Education and Professional Qualifications

Educated to first degree level in a construction related discipline, or with equivalent experience in a construction industry role.


Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.








Corporate membership of a chartered institute in the construction industry, ie CIOB, RICS, CIBSE.


Project management qualification (e.g. AMP Project Management Qualification, PRINCE2).



Experience of successful project management of projects of high value (up to £10m) and complex projects in a construction or estates related role.


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Experience of projects in the NHS and large acute hospital Trusts.


Knowledge, Skills and Ability

Knowledge of construction processes and of project management methodologies and techniques.


Understanding of construction contract management including NEC3 and JCT standard forms of contact and procurement options.


Knowledge of statutory requirements associated with capital construction schemes including building regulations, planning approvals, sustainability and environmental legislation, and legislation relating to patient and public involvement.


Excellent IT skills including use of MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Project.


Good communication and negotiation skills.


Ability to present and discuss complex financial, technical and contractual information.


Ability to lead design, project and client teams on schemes of significant capital value.


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Understanding of design, procurement and construction protocols applicable to the NHS including knowledge of the Department of Health’s HBNs and HTMs.


Understanding of the Procure21+/ Procure 22 procurement frameworks.


Knowledge and understanding of health and social care policy.


SharePoint skills.




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Pay Rates

Please note: Rates are correct at time of posting and are an approximate indication only. Rates are subject to change