FM Project Manager – Hard Services

September 3, 2021 | Comments Off on FM Project Manager – Hard Services

Project Manager

Location: Hampshire / Wiltshire based - covering Central London, Sussex, Dorset & surrounding areas.

Business Area: Facilities Management - Public Government Contracts

Contract: Permanent, full time

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The Kier Facilities Management team offers an incredibly wide range of innovative management and maintenance solutions, right across the UK - from the RAF Duxford base that welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year, to local fire stations that help protect millions of people. We're a crucial part of Kier Places, providing hard and soft facilities management to hundreds of Government department sites and public buildings - offering you a role that will challenge and reward you, every single day.

Kier Places are looking to recruit a Project Manager who has gained a wealth of experience covering a multitude of M&E services. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, we will look to you to ensure our client's needs are met and project delivery is to a good standard, whilst developing and maintaining business relationships, and overseeing several schemes of works of mainly Refurbishment & some Construction nature, with a range of value between £10k to £3m. Projects can include installing security access systems, building fabric repairs, electrical rewiring, boiler & heating systems, and anything else relating to the repair, maintenance or refurbishment of government buildings.

The key clients that this role will support includes the Ministry of Justice, Home Office and the Government Property agency with this particular contract currently covering the South of the UK with over 300 buildings. Although this role is predominantly covering the South West of the UK including Central London, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Avon, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Sussex, the successful candidate may be required to spend time away overnight when the business requires.

Key Responsibilities

As a trusted Project Manager, you will support the implementation of H&S management systems, meet SHE targets at project level, including conducting contractor and site audits, and consult & assist the site team in effective planning to ensure good operational health and safety is achieved. You will be accountable for appointing, instructing, monitoring and coordinating subcontractors and technical consultants; and undertake asset condition audits to promote an accurate forward maintenance register (FMR) to support a proactive pipeline of works.

As well as this, you will be focused on being responsible for financial control of projects, ensuring P&L tracking requirements are met, effective risk and opportunity management, and ensuring commercial aspects and targets of the project are communicated.

In order to effectively collaborate within this rewarding environment, you will undertake temporary works coordinator duties (TWC); proactively offer energy efficient, sustainable solutions, and maintain awareness of any new corporate responsibility activities.

What do we need from you?

The ideal Project Manager will have a background in providing similar refurbishment & facilities management services; a high level of knowledge in relevant M&E or Construction subjects, with willingness to undertake training; have a good understanding of Kier Facilities Management & Hard Services; substantial background as a project manager with experience of delivering low to high value projects of varying scopes within a similar contract; and commercially focused experience.

You should also have experience of being client facing within high level government contracts, and have the ability to write a scope of works for tender purposes. The role will include scoping, tendering, tender analysis and delivery of all aspects of M&E works from conception to completion.

We are also seeking those with Construction Design Management (CDM) & New Engineer Contract 3 (NEC3) experience; Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) or equivalent; IOSH Managing Safely or NEBOSH; industry relevant qualifications, including qualifications such as Prince 2 or equivalent; and a high level of IT skills to include in Word/Excel and MPP (Project Programming).

Due to the nature of this role & contract portfolio, you should be prepared to spend time away from home overnight and regular travel, and this role requires a Government Security Check (SC) Clearance which will take place during your employment, and can take 2+ months to complete.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car, private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday) together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan). To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, click here.

Flexible/Agile Working

At Kier we believe that - wherever we can, whether office or site-based - we should embrace an agile/flexible approach to working. We are proud to offer our employees the opportunity, where we can, to do this. Please don't hesitate to ask during the recruitment process around agile working and flexibility - We'll do our best to support you.

Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Government Security Check (SC) Clearance. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy. Join us today as a Project Manager.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you'd like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.

Closing Date: 1st October 2021

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.

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