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Associate Director (Project Management) - Manchester

Hybrid Working - Competitive Salary

Full Time

Henry Riley is an international property and construction consultancy, who, for the last 130 years have been industry leaders in cost management, project management, health & safety, and advisory services.

We have a unique and exciting opportunity to join a newly established project management team based in Manchester as Associate Director (Project Management).

Whilst Henry Riley has had an established presence in the Northwest region for many years, this position is to join a newly established team focussed on working on some of the largest and most exciting projects in Northwest and Yorkshire built environment.

We are proud to be partnered with numerous prestigious clients in providing cost and project management services on large-scale, exciting and complex projects across the residential (including build to rent), hospitality and industrial sectors. Projects we are involved in include medium and high-rise developments ranging in value from £50m to in excess of £250m.

As such we are looking to build and develop a project management team comprising of highly skilled Project Managers with prior experience working for reputable consultancies in similar partnerships with prestigious developers on large scale, complex projects.

In return, we can offer candidates a competitive salary package in the local marketplace, a professional yet personable working environment and the opportunity to work in a pivotal managerial role on some of the largest and most exciting projects in the Northwest and Yorkshire region.

Hybrid working is standard practice within Henry Riley and employees are afforded the flexibility to fulfil their responsibilities between home, office and site.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to add value our ambitious growth plans within the region, we would love to hear from you.

Key tasks and responsibilities of the Associate Director role include:

  • Working as part of a team of Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers whilst reporting into the Project Director and working closely with the Executive Director.
  • Ensure our client(s) achieve their stated objectives through close teamwork, proactive risk and programme controls and the provision of contractual advice.
  • Prepare full tender documentation, for consultant or contractor appointments, in line with the Henry Riley requirements and present these to the client for review and comment.
  • Administer the tender processes for consultant and contractor appointments.
  • Provide /obtain advice on contractors, specialists, procurement routes, cost and programme solutions and present to the client.
  • Acting in an Employers Agent role on behalf of our clients.
  • Administer / manage cost/variation procedures as applicable under the relevant Appointment or Contract
  • Attend and/or chair meetings within line with the appointment provisions.
  • Prepare financial and progress reports for the client, ensuring their specific data requirements are included.
  • Instigate value engineering and standardisation processes aimed at optimising efficiency for both Henry Riley and the client.
  • Propose innovative initiatives on service delivery for Henry Riley management consideration.
  • Prepare development and delivery programmes in Microsoft Project, ensuring the key deliverable objectives are understood and reported adequately.

Desired qualifications and experience:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject such as Construction Project Management or a similar equivalent subject.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body such as the CIOB or RICS is essential.
  • A proven track record of working in a similar consultancy side Project Management role within a reputable construction consultancy.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills with demonstrable experience of working alongside reputable clients on large scale projects and developing successful and lasting partnerships.
  • Prior experience of acting in a lead, managerial role delivering large scale, complex construction projects within the residential, hospitality or industrial sectors is desired. Ideally projects in excess of £50m in value.
  • Experience of carrying out full pre and post contract duties in a Project Management role.
  • Experience of administering contracts under JCT contract, including design and build and traditional forms.
  • Prior experience of identifying new opportunities and assisting in the growth of a business / business unit would be advantageous, but is not essential.
  • The ability to manage and mentor junior members of staff effectively.

About Henry Riley:

Investors in People accredited since 1998, Henry Riley is an international property and construction consultancy, who, for the last 130 years have been industry leaders in cost management, project management, health & safety, and digital services.

Our success isn’t solely down to our ability to be visionary, innovative, and forward thinking, but our people who strive to be ambitious, creative, progressive and aspire to make a difference.

Our Vision is to become a more diverse and sustainable business, so we are delighted to learn from our 2021 Diversity & Inclusion survey our people reported we are a great place to work, scoring above our competitors in opportunities for growth, development, and leadership. This sets us in the spotlight for supporting our people with their growth and development in their careers, excellent work life balance and new hybrid working.

High on our agenda and key to our diversity and inclusion targets, is supporting our people’s mental health and wellbeing. To help us achieve this, we have partnered with Mates in Mind who will be in raising awareness of mental health within our business and the construction industry.

As a business we are working hard to actively reduce our carbon footprint and endeavour to undertake all activities in an environmentally responsible manner. We are very proud to have achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality.

Henry Riley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in working with us but are not able to commit to a full-time role and/or would require forms of flexible working. Additionally, we provide hybrid working as standard practice.

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application.


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