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Project Manager - Prisons Transformation

London, United Kingdom

  • Job number: 05703
  • Job field: Consultancy Project Management
  • Job posted: 12/03/20
  • Job status: 11/04/20
  • Job schedule: Full-time
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Asia Pacific.

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The opportunity

Be a part of our project management consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where you can oversee work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.

For more than 28 years our adventurous spirit has driven us to do things better and drive change through our industry. We have helped shape cities around the world. Mace is now a £2.35bn company, operating in 21 sectors from five global hubs across consultancy and construction, inspiring each other and our clients to innovate.

Opportunity to join a growing team working with the client to deliver a £2.5bn programme to transform the estate, providing modern and efficient jails that will boost rehabilitation and cut reoffending. Mace is currently managing projects and the recent announcements provide an exciting pipeline of further new build projects across the UK.

This position will suit those looking to further their careers with a role on a major project or programme with positions available on site and/or through pre-construction to construction on new schemes. In addition to achieving the client’s own transformational estate objectives the projects priorities include health safety and wellbeing, BIM and digital construction, sustainability, government soft landings, social value creation, people and skill development and collaboration. This programme is being used as a catalyst for a number of industry wide innovations and would suit candidates interested in supporting and championing these causes.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing of outline and development briefs.
  • Preparing and delivering the reports including feasibility and project progress reports.
  • Facilitating anchor workshops and management of outcomes including communication strategies and stakeholder mapping.
  • Preparing the project execution plan (PEP) and project initiation document (PID).
  • Developing, assessing, interpreting and on-going management of programmes.
  • Preparing risk registers and management of the mitigation/management strategy.
  • Coordinating the procurement of consultant, contractors and equipment services.
  • Managing of the design process and monitoring against project teams deliverables.
  • Managing the change control processes.
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets, cash flow and profitability.
  • Constructing and projecting close-out including client sign off and facilitating lessons learnt workshops.
  • Providing line management of assistant managers, graduates and apprentices.
About you

  • Professionally qualified consultant (with at least 3 years post-professional qualification experience).
  • Background in central government, dealing with high level stakeholders and familiarity with governance processes, preferably in the custodial estate.
  • Involvement on large construction project experience £50m+.
  • Familiarity in two stage contracting with NEC and/or partnering forms of contract.
  • Understanding of contractual dispute resolution techniques.
  • Application of knowledge of the use of different construction materials and their associated time, cost, quality variables.
  • Application of BREEAM and other sustainability criteria.
  • Construction building standards (for snagging), commissioning and handover.
  • Stakeholder mapping exercises.
  • Preparation of development or project briefs and feasibility studies.
  • Sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Risk management processes.
  • Design process and the management of design teams.
  • Financial management of projects.
  • Project procurement routes.
  • Value engineering processes.
  • Construction and project close out processes.
  • Commercial concepts and contract administration.
  • Effective written, verbal and graphic presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in use of MS project and knowledge of critical path analysis.
  • Estimate project time and cost targets throughout project stages.
  • Team working.
Rewards and recognition

With Mace you will deepen your knowledge and skills, work with inspiring colleagues, influential clients and get to see the world.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including private healthcare, car allowance, a generous contributory pension, competitive and flexible annual leave and a volunteering allowance.

“Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.”
  • Job number: 05703
  • Job field: Consultancy Project Management
  • Job posted: 12/03/20
  • Job status: 11/04/20
  • Job schedule: Full-time


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