Project Manager - Contract Kitchens Installations

Dennis and Robinson T/A Paula Rosa Manhattan
Guildford, Surrey
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company:

With more than a century of experience in the manufacture, supply and installation of fitted kitchen furniture, the Paula Rosa Manhattan is the second largest company in the UK contract kitchen market.

We have a well trained and committed workforce dedicated to delivering excellent quality and service and we take our responsibilities in terms of community as seriously as we do the environment. As a dynamic, developing business we are always keen to meet high calibre individuals who feel they can genuinely add value to the business.

Purpose of teh Project Manager Role:

Responsible for projects from Bristol and Cheltenham to North London, South West London, Tetbury, Kent through to Manchester. To ensure the projects are managed in line with Company policies and that contractual obligations are fully recognised and met. Overseeing the smooth running of the process from delivery to installation through to completion. To ensure sub-contract personnel on site are effectively managed in line with policies and customer expectations and that due diligence and best practice is used throughout, mitigating financi

Key Accountabilities of the Project Manager Role:

  1. To ensure the projects are contractually viable and relevant personnel are fully aware of contractual obligations, particularly in relation to completion milestones, multiple sign-offs/ snagging and transfer of responsibility of goods.

  2. To ensure there is a safe and compliant method of delivering, storing, distributing, installing and commissioning (if required) of PRMF product.

  3. To ensure there is in place a documented activity report which accurately reflects progress on site and this report is communicated to key personnel on a weekly basis. This report should include any documentary evidence, photographs and details of changes, requests and delays above and beyond reasonable practice.

  4. To ensure full health, safety and environmental risk assessments are regularly carried out and reported on.

  5. To be engaged with the Main Contractors site management team at all reasonable levels.

  6. To fully understand the Main Contractor’s health and safety plan and communicate to relevant personnel within the business.

  7. To ensure there is a full understanding of the clients’ requirements and to communicate to relevant personnel within the business.

  8. To ensure all contracted third party activities e.g. Solid surface or glass sub-contractors are fully managed and that their programmes of work align with the main build programme.

  9. To ensure that all progress meetings with the Main Contractor are attended, documented and reported on.

  10. To ensure that an escalation process is in place whereby any potential risks to the project are highlighted and acted upon.

  11. To maximise revenue from chargeable remedial and changes of specification and document all variations.

  12. Other duties will include holding progress meeting with various departments at our head office.

  13. The PM will also be responsible for managing and auditing all sub-contract labour appointed by the Company.

Essential Experience:

Experience of project managing a package for a Tier 1 or Tier subcontractor is essential.

Must have experience in managing either package management, a good understanding in management of build programmes, a background of mainstream construction.

The successful candidate will be resilient and confident in conflict resolution.

He/she will have high energy and will be driven to achieve goals. This person must be organised and have the ability to cope well under pressure. The ability to work in a team is critical. This role requires the PM to be a conductor of the project engaging with many different departments and personnel. Also necessary is the ability to communicate well with others and present extremely well in front of high-level management both internally and externally.

Ability and willingness to travel with occasional overnight stays away from home is also essential.