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Assistant Project Manager

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Job Title: Assistant Project Manager

Salary Range: £30,483 – £46,206 per annum

Permanent (Full-Time)

Location: Twickenham

We are hiring!

We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking, problem-solving team member to join the successful Programme Management Office, which is responsible for delivering a wide range of capital projects in schools, residential and commercial properties and corporate buildings across the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth.

You will be assisting with the delivery of capital projects across the Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth Councils and provide support and assistance to Senior Project Managers and the Programme Manager undertaking all necessary duties to assist with the successful delivery of projects and programmes.

The role will require travelling and attending various sites as necessary across Richmond and Wandsworth.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Supporting the Programme Manager and Project Managers in the delivery of the capital programmes and projects
  • Support the Programme Management Office with a number of typical project management functions; change management, coordination of the design process, help to oversee and manage the control of the project both pre and post contract and manage financial expenditure throughout any appropriate RIBA stages.
  • Assist the Programme Management Office and participate in risk, value and opportunities management, including supporting the facilitation of workshops, meetings and gateway reviews attended by the client, stakeholders, projects team and contractors.
  • Assist the Programme Management Office to prepare and issue reports, including, but not limited to project execution plans, strategy reports, risk registers, progress reports and Council reports.
  • Responsible for the delivery of minor projects (under supervision).
  • Contribute to the overall procurement methodology of the capital programmes and projects.
  • Payment of monthly consultant and contract invoices based upon performance and programme.
  • Support the contract administration under NEC3, ACA and JCT contract conditions.
  • Contribute to the operation of the Programme Management Office function and support improvements to the project management processes.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of project management methodologies and tools.
  • Experience supporting a project team delivering capital projects and programmes.
  • Working within or for a local authority client and experiences of the democratic process that influence the decision-making route is highly desirable but not essential.
  • Numerical and statistical skills: able to carry out mathematical calculations, check the accuracy of data and interpret and present it simply and concisely.
  • Minimum of 10 GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 14th July 2024

Shortlisting Date: W/C 15th July 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Useful Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. For more details, please click here

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