DESIblitz Job: Project Manager – Watford – RC Frames & Groundwork

Project Manager – Watford – RC Frames & Groundwork

£80000 - £100000/annum + Benefits + Bonuses
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Senior Project Manager

Reinforced Concrete Frames & Groundwork

Initial Project: £30m RC frame & groundwork package in Watford, Hertfordshire

£80,000 – £100,000 per annum (PAYE or Self Employed)

About the Opportunity:

We have been asked to find a specialist Project Manager / Senior Project Manager that is capable of delivering a £30m RC Frame & Groundwork package in Watford, Hertfordshire.  

Individuals will need to have a strong understanding of everything from piling, groundworks, foundations, basement construction, and multi-story concrete frame construction (including slip-form ideally), while working on a mixture of residential and mixed-use projects in London. I do need to stipulate; I can only consider individuals who have worked for RC frame & groundwork subcontractors. I cannot consider those from a main contract or developer background.

Usual duties will apply from overall management of the site team, technical and engineering management of the programme and works, through to management of the client and surrounding aspects (i.e. health & safety, temporary works, and client meetings).

About the Company:

Established over 25 years ago and based out of their head office in Surrey, this £120 million turnover business specialises in Concrete Frames, Groundworks, and Basement Construction. With satellite offices in the South West, they have strong coverage of projects with package values ranging from £5 million up to £50 million each (currently), covering the residential, commercial, leisure, and education sectors. We have been preferred suppliers to this company for well over 10 years and maintain a strong relationship with all the directors of the business.

What sets this business apart is its focus on safety and rewarding its staff;

The MD takes an active role in the safety department making sure it is at the forefront of everything they do, and no not just to please clients but most importantly to make sure every person goes home safely at the end of every day. He is proud to stand by their safety record and the constant measures they take to maintain and improve this department.

In addition to safety, the focus on rewarding their staff is demonstrated in the constant career development that is offered and the targeted bonus structures that are in place for the management team. For instance, the project management bonus is several thousand pounds and is paid twice a year. This is measured on a quarterly basis based on certain key performance indicators such as safety, programme deadlines, and commercial statistics. This gives each PM a real gauge of what they have to do to earn each bonus and it is worth pointing out, every PM is hitting above 80% of their bonus. This is a simple example of how targeted clear reward structures benefit the individual but also the company as a whole.

About the Rewards:

This business offers above-average packages to ensure their staff are happy with their income and beyond this, to ensure they see this as a long-term move when joining the company. Stability of employment and maintaining a low staff turnover is important in line with everything this business stands for.

For this position, we have been given a rough bracket of £80,000 to £100,000 per annum as the salary which will also include a car allowance, standard benefits, and a structured bonus scheme.

For individuals looking for a self-employed payment method, we can also offer rates in the region of £350 to £450 per day plus the bonus scheme (and possibly holiday pay).

About the Requirements:

Suitable individuals need to be degree qualified in civil engineering or construction management and will be able to show a strong history from a site engineer through to management over the last 5-10+ years.

It is crucial that professionals can show a strong amount of concrete frame and groundwork construction background having worked for rival concrete frame and groundwork subcontractors in the UK. 

Regarding software, our client uses the usual Microsoft programmes, standard email functions, and Asta Power Project for planning/programming works. Project Managers will be required to use all these tools.

How to Apply:

I am more than happy to discuss this opportunity with people over the phone or when the time is right, face to face in a fully confidential manner. This is an incestuous sector and I fully understand the importance of keeping things discrete.

Alternatively, it would be ideal to see a copy of your CV to understand your previous experience and employment. In line with GDPR, nothing will be done with your CV/details until we have discussed the role in detail anyway, but having gained an understanding of your formal past, this may help when we come to talk and discuss the option.

Either way, my contact details are listed below:

Email (remove all spaces): Andrew @ cityscape ltd . com

Tel: (phone number removed)

About Me, Your Consultant:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the founding directors of Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 17 years of experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment, during which time, I have specialised in the niche sectors of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction, and demolition.

So, what does that mean for you? It means you won’t be trusting your career to a rookie salesperson who’s just out to place you wherever he/she can. I work with the vast majority of the groundwork & concrete frame businesses in the UK and I can help not only introduce you but can give you up-to-date information on each of them (the good parts and the less positive parts – none of them are perfect, but some are pretty close), helping you make an informed decision so you can take your career forward. I’ve been doing this for a fair while now and I’ve maintained a positive reputation doing what I do because I don’t tell people false truths. I tell them everything I know and then let them choose. My job is to get you the options you want, give you the information you need, and then let you decide what feels right for you.

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Posted 4 months ago