Head of Service - Capital Projects

Recruiter
Matchtech
Location
Bedfordshire
Posted
19 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Council is embracing this challenge and has ambitious plans for investing in the future. Our new leisure centres, libraries and independent living scheme demonstrate the Council's commitment to provide world-class facilities and services for its residents. We are also investing in major new road links and high street regeneration to keep our market towns thriving and easy to access. As Head of the Capital Construction Service, you will be responsible for delivering all the Council's major construction projects including residential, commercial, health and social care, agricultural and educational buildings. Your role You will manage an intelligent client' service for the Council's large and complex construction projects ensuring they meet the time, budget and quality requirements of our customers. The projects include new builds as well as major refurbishments and range in value from £1m to £40M with no two jobs the same. The team is currently managing around 20 projects with a value of over £200m, with a further 15 projects in the pipeline. The work will be high profile and you will need to build strong relationships with our Customers, Senior Officers and Councillors who have high expectations of the service, so you can help them translate their ambitions into delivered schemes. Your qualifications, skills and experience You will have experience in construction management, having successfully managed delivery of capital construction projects valued up-to £40m, preferably in the public sector. You will understand delivery strategies, procurement and contract options for construction projects, with experience of high value procurement (including outcome-based commissioning), JCT and NEC contracts, contract management and awareness of contract enforcement. You must be able to lead a project and portfolio management methodology for construction projects, with experience of project programming, estimating fees, managing resources, risk and issues across all RIBA stages. You will have knowledge and experience of managing internal and external construction professionals. You will have good working knowledge of statutory regulations relevant to capital projects, including CDM 2015 the building regulations, and Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations. With good political and commercial awareness, and strong communication skills, you will have a gift for influencing others, translating technical information into plain language, working together and be committed to evidence-based decision making. You must be able to lead the service in a way that reflects the Councils values. Customer Friendly. Efficient. Connected Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc. Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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