Development Project Manager

Randstad Construction, Property & Engineering
England, West Sussex, Crawley
£55000 - £60000 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Project Management
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The role

A small housing association, well known across the Surrey/Sussex area is looking for a Project Manager to join their specialist team of development professionals, currently a team of four reporting into the development director.

The team is responsible for new build affordable housing to provide accommodation for those most in need, across the local region, focusing on regenerating and sustainably building affordable homes that both compliment the environment whilst providing crucial shelter for vulnerable families and individuals.

Creating on average 100 new homes a year, and with demand remaining consistent there is the opportunity for a project manager to join the team to focus on immediate requirements for the next six months, and potentially joining the organisation on a permanent basis following this.

With four projects currently on site, and three set for completion in December, (the larger 30 unit development completing in Summer 2022) The department needs a highly organised, knowledgeable new build professional to take over management of live projects, liaising with contractors, consultants and stakeholders, to ensure the smooth running of each project. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing constructive critical review of design, approving layouts, materials, fixtures and fittings
  • Maintaining an overview of project programme and spend
  • Managing the project team, delegating where appropriate, ensuring the effective delivery of new schemes and project workload
  • Driving delivery to meet or exceed targets for quality, time and cost and ensure deadlines for events triggering grant payments are met
  • Liaising with the Development Manager about any project delays and cost implications
  • Working with the Project Surveyor to ensure effective quality control on site and minimising defects
  • Providing the necessary information for the Development Manager to submit grant claims

The rewards

This role is rewarding on a number of levels, the most obvious being the remuneration for the position, which is the equivalent of £60,000 per annum on a salaried basis, or £300-350 per day on a contracted rate.

As an in-house position this role is equally rewarding in that it isn't fee focused or target driven in the same way that many private sector roles are and instead the organisation has objectives, based on quality, value for money and customer satisfaction.

Job satisfaction is a key reward with this position, the simple goal being to support the local community through provision of affordable homes to those that need them, which makes this position an excellent option for a locally based project manager.

Finally, despite being an initial 6 month fixed term contract, the reward for strong performance could well be a permanent role with the client, which will then offer a permanent salary, pension, car allowance and benefits on top.

The requirements

In order to be successful in your application for this position, you must have recent and relevant experience as a project manager, managing housing developments up to 55 units.

You must be proficient in using SDS Proval and Sequel and have good knowledge of S106 agreements.

You'll be a highly organised PM with strong communication skills and personality, in order to effectively manage contractors and consultants, as well as managing clients' expectations.

You will need a full and valid UK driver's license, with access to a vehicle, as you will regularly be travelling between four sites spanning West Sussex.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


Randstad Construction, Property & Engineering has an established background. Formed of two specialist built environment recruitment organisations, Hill McGlynn & Beresford, Blake & Thomas (BBT); together we have an enviable presence and reputation within the construction, property & engineering sectors.

Providing recruitment solutions alone for the construction, property & engineering sectors means that we know the market and have specialist consultants working in specific fields for those markets.

As part of the Randstad group, we are part of the worlds second largest HR services provider and our sister group companies are also leaders in other market sectors of recruitment but if it is construction, property & engineering staff you need, we can help.

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