Project Manager - Development London

Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
14 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Title: Project Manager - Development London

Contract Type: 12 month fixed term contract
Location: Stratford, London
Persona: Agile                                                                              
Salary:  Competitive salary plus car allowance 
Closing date for completed applications:  27th September 2021                  
Interviews will be held on: Date TBC via Microsoft Teams

Due to COVID19, colleagues in eligible roles are currently working from home in line with government guidelines

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated

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We are looking for a Client-Side/Developer Project Manager to join our dedicated Contract Project Management team. Reporting directly to the Head of Contract Project Management, you will be responsible for providing a Project Management function by supporting the management, delivery and internal reporting functions for both internally and externally contracted projects. The role will have a strong focus on ensuring excellent quality, customer satisfaction as well as meeting company objectives.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and be able to work alongside and manage a multidisciplinary team. Teams may consist of; Employer’s Agent, Clerk of Works, Fire Safety Consultant, Independent Lift Commissioning Consultant, and RICS Registered Valuers etc. 

This position requires an individual who is delivery and action focused, can identify risks and deliver effective solutions with minimal supervision to ensure delivery on-time in a fast-paced demanding environment. Your ability to see things rapidly taking into account the financial and commercial context will be essential. 

As the Project Manager, you will deliver results through your effective time-management and progress your projects against plan, finding contingencies and solutions to avoid any slippage to the achievement of the result.  

It is desirable you have undertaken work of a similar nature and have attained, or are studying for professional qualifications with the RICS, CIOB, APM or other project management qualifications, and through your continuous professional development can build on these skills to further develop yourself and the achievement of the business objectives. 

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following essential skills and experience:

- Experience of Project Managing residential development schemes
- Be able to take responsibility for the day to day running of several Projects (this is subject to variation – to include new build and rectification works on existing projects).
- Experience of managing financial appraisal tools/ project business plans, including responsibility for fee/cost payment and monitoring, the raising of Purchase Orders and Invoicing/Payment processes including: Works Cost, Valuation Claims, Milestone/Staged Build Costs, Consultant Fees, s106 fees/contributions, SoS and PC Grant claims etc.
- Experience of Golden Brick / Land Transfer payment structures and associated tasks.
- Knowledge of construction and procurement preferably but not essentially developed with the residential sector.
- Demonstrable collaboration, stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills at all levels.

Candidates must hold a current driving licence and have access to a car.

Our development division at L&Q is split into two regions; London and Counties, and this role will focus on projects within London. The role will be based at our Head Office in Stratford and there will be a requirement for site visits. The frequency of which will vary based on the projects stage.  Due to Covid-19 most of the organisation is currently working from home and we stay connected by utilising a vast range of technology, including Microsoft Teams.

If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.    

COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.

At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should be demonstrated at all times when representing L&Q.   More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.


Our Commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 24 days holiday rising to 28 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance. This role also attracts a company car allowance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

L&Q manages over 90,000 homes across the capital and the South East, regenerating communities throughout the region and we are set to become London's largest developer of new homes. For ten years running we have been included in the Great Place to Work index and are currently placed 29th.

Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It is only by investing in a well trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success. 

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