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    Associate Project Director - London, United Kingdom - Mace

    Mace
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    Description

    At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture and priorities, visit our .

    Within our consult business, we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential of every project.

    The project:

    Due to our continued growth, we require project management professionals who will be responsible for the delivery of multiple fast-paced property investment programmes for major corporate real estate that focus on workplace office, property amenities and employee experience solutions. This role sits within our consultancy business, specifically the commercial sector so the successful candidate will have the opportunity to broaden their experience beyond the corporate real estate sub-sector and have the agility to gain experience and support other sub-sectors including retail, hotels and leisure, new build and manufacturing and technology.

    This role will provide end-to-end project management across the project lifecycle to meet defined time, cost, technical performance and quality requirements.

    This is a client-facing role, responsible for collaboration with project team members. You will be highly motivated, have an understanding of developing a project plan, identify any specialist requirements and mobilise a professional team to drive forward the clients' strategy. You will be responsible for the management of necessary project governance and assurance tools to fulfil our obligations. As Project Manager you will lead the appointed professional team and remain accountable for all aspects of delivery as lead consultant building strong working relationships with clients and colleagues and supply chain members.

    Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey:

    Safety first - Going home safe and well:

  • You will be a leading advocate of Mace's value of safety first, and be accountable for leading and maintaining exceptional safety, quality, cost, programme, sustainability and project compliance standards.
  • You will possess advanced technical expertise in local health and safety rules and regulations relevant to the project portfolio.
  • You will champion a diverse and inclusive working environment, and understand the importance of the wellbeing of the people you manage.
  • Preparing various project health reports, ability to communicate both up and downstream presenting within the project team, and client organisation.
  • Providing input into client systems including health, safety and wellbeing, project risk assessment and management process to mitigate risk for safe working regimes.
  • Client focus - Deliver on our promise:

  • You will ensure the successful delivery of key assignments and defined business areas, providing strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.
  • You will be responsible for delivery from project inception/brief, through design development and planning, contractor procurement and construction phase in accordance with the overall delivery program and agreed project milestones.
  • On behalf of external/third-party clients, you will oversee the project management of the project on an individual and team basis from inception to post-completion.
  • Support in establishing effective project controls, governance, and processes to manage the project,
  • Assist in developing the client's brief, and delivery strategy and leading the design management, procurement, and execution of the scheme.
  • Working with the client and key stakeholders to drive the master project schedule, holding the team to account on key deliverables, reporting upon risk and early warnings to advise the client of key decisions or items of escalation.
  • Developing scope of services for professional team appointments, experience in managing tender processes, conducting min-tender interviews and recommendation write-ups.
  • Preparation of funding requirements/supporting business case development for client approval prior to execution of the works.
  • Preparing draft appointments/contracts, and understanding lease language/tenant obligations to manage project risk and client obligations effectively.
  • Developing and managing effective communication and liaison with all relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure that requirements are identified, assessed, and appropriately integrated into the project.
  • Working with a team that strives for quality, safety, cost and schedule improvements at every opportunity with all delivery partners, challenging and seeking to improve the project deliverables.
  • Coordinating, planning and managing internal and external meetings in relation to the project, facilitating information exchange and clarifications.
  • Driving the procurement of services and works required to deliver the project, advising the client on most appropriate procurement strategy for the intended scope of works.
  • Effective change management, to manage scope and cost creep, reporting of early warning, and overall financial performance of a project for both Mace and the client.
  • Integrity - Always do the right thing:

  • You will be responsible for project budgets and ensure operations are fiscally and ethically viable, and meet organisational and legislative compliance obligations.
  • You will support the operations director and other senior stakeholders to directly influence the long-term development of strategy for a function or business unit (BU), creating a sustainable business future.
  • You will commit to making a positive impact for our people, our clients, and our planet, and take ownership for holding others to account who do not uphold the Mace values.
  • Monitoring key performance management techniques to drive value to the client, capturing knowledge, lessons learned and sharing within the Mace organisation.
  • Create opportunity - For our people to excel:

  • You will lead your team effectively and develop others to reach their full potential.
  • You will actively network, innovate, and seek an understanding of best practices, utilising the full depth of knowledge of Mace group, the centres of excellence, Mace way control centre and knowledge hub.
  • You will collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders, up to C-Suite, to implement and manage our programmes.
  • You'll need to have:

  • Experience in contract administration duties and have experience managing projects using various standard forms of contract including but not limited to JCT, FIDIC and NEC.
  • Passion, client-focused individual and can build lasting client relationships and work well as part of a team.
  • Open to mobility within the UK, EMEA markets as required.
  • You'll also have:

  • A degree-level qualification in a relevant discipline/property-related field.
  • Membership of a professional body institute such as APM, RICS or CIOB.
  • Experience in managing corporate office CAT B refurbishment and fit-out projects, experience of in-occupation phasing and fit-out including banking, financial trading floor experience, technology rooms and specialist spaces.
  • Previous experience managing pre-acquisition activities, and supporting necessary activities to support relocation strategies to new premises would be advantageous.
  • Experience in developing master schedules of works and management of interdependencies.
  • Knowledge of MS Project, Asta Power Project or similar applications.
  • Understanding of budgets, estimates and ability to review and challenge general contractors' proposals.
  • Experience in construction monitoring of on-site progress reporting during the construction phase.
  • Open to line management of key individuals within a team providing mentoring and support for career progression, upskilling,
  • Ability to identify new opportunities to develop new business with new/existing clients sharing intel with your line manager,
  • Active participation in work-winning activities developing service proposals to present to new prospective clients to secure new work.
  • Deep property or infrastructure project management expertise.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen.
  • Leadership and management experience of large, diverse teams.
  • Experience in managing relationships with key senior stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of how carbon and sustainability considerations will shape the outlook of the projects you are working on.
  • Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organisation.

    We are also open to discussing part-time, flexible, and hybrid working options if suitable within the role.

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