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Project Manager - Parks and Leisure Facilities


  • £172 - £250 per day
  • Hammersmith & Fulham, Greater London
  • Posted: 10/05/2024
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 176PMPLF524

Job Details

Role Description:
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Parks Project Manager to oversee a diverse portfolio of capital improvement projects within the Parks Capital Programme for the Council. The successful candidate will lead project teams, manage stakeholders, and ensure adherence to Council governance and procurement procedures to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the highest standards.

About the Role:
As the Parks Project Manager, you will:
1. Manage a varied portfolio of parks and leisure capital projects as directed by the Parks Manager.
2. Lead and manage project teams, including external consultants and contractors.
3. Plan, monitor, and oversee all project stages from initiation to completion, ensuring compliance with specifications and regulations.
4. Manage project timescales, quality control procedures, and risk mitigation strategies.
5. Control and monitor project budgets, providing regular expenditure reports.
6. Prepare necessary project documentation, including business cases, contracts, and specifications.
7. Ensure procurement and tendering processes comply with relevant regulations and procedures.
8. Implement and maintain health and safety practices on project sites, ensuring compliance with CDM regulations.
9. Identify and secure external funding opportunities to supplement resources.
10. Obtain planning permissions and relevant statutory approvals as required.
11. Conduct stakeholder consultations and manage relations throughout project delivery.
12. Act as a deputy for the Senior Parks Manager and report to the project board when necessary.
13. Ensure all management processes align with policies, including Health & Safety, Diversity, and Equality.

About You:
Knowledge & Skills:
- Understanding of construction, engineering, landscaping, horticulture, ecology, sports, and play facilities.
- Proficiency in procurement and project management, staying updated on legislative changes.
- Excellent communication skills for engaging with diverse stakeholders.
- Strong organisational and teamwork abilities, with a focus on meeting deadlines.
- Familiarity with IT software packages such as Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases.
- Knowledge of public park maintenance and management policies.
- Ability to contribute to service improvement initiatives.
- Experience in preparing and submitting funding applications for capital projects.

This role offers a hybrid working arrangement with the option for remote work, although attendance at site meetings and stakeholder engagements is essential.

If you are passionate about enhancing public parks and leisure facilities and possess the required skills and expertise, we encourage you to apply.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV highlighting relevant experiences and skills.

We are committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of background.


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