Capital Projects Manager
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Reference: 893329 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Management / supervisory

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: £34,112 - £56,105

Type: Permanent

Published date: Thursday 04 April 2024

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Capital Projects manager

We are looking for a Capital Projects Manager to join our Estates Team based in Coventry. 

MTC is seeking to appoint an individual who will assist and support the Property Development Manager for the delivery of MTC building projects and other property related projects. This role would be responsible for the following;

To report to the Property Development Manager as to progress of all property developments including budget, programme and key issues arising.

Working with the Property Development Manager, with future appointments where required on property related matters including the preparation of briefs and the tendering of contracts as required.

To work with Directors and other stakeholders as required in terms of ensuring that the company’s fit out requirements are properly integrated within new and existing or leasehold buildings in an appropriate and cost effective manner.

To monitor the progress of the project team (largely external), appointed contractors and addressing issues as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

As Capital Development Surveyor you will:

  • To work within an Estates team, supporting on specific capital projects, with leadership provided by the Property Development Manager.
  • Building up strong relationships with architects, contractors, consultants, county & borough councils, and staff within the MTC.
  • To project manage capital schemes for the MTC owned and leased premises within budget, with support, but being responsible for ensuring delivery of the project within the planned budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring any government funding claims are submitted correctly and in a timely way; raising orders, chasing invoices and ensuring timely payment of suppliers as funding is received.
  • Co-ordinate input from MTC financial policy and procedures and external advisors to ensure the procurement process complies with statute, reflects government guidance and represents best value for money.
  • To manage capital development and re-development projects from inception to completion, for projects up to a Capital value of £2 million and support the Property Development Manager with new build projects likely to be circa £20m+.
  • To be responsible for organising design and technical consultant appointments, and advising the design teams on MTC Standards of design and specification.
  • Prepare and advise on initial spacial design briefs and coordinate room data information from service users.
  • To maintain records of the projects and receive maintenance and operational information at the Practical Completion of each project to handover to Estates FM Team
  • To maintain financial control of each project and to ensure their delivery within the overall capital budget allocations and produce regular reports on performance.
  • To coordinate and monitor appointment of Architects, Surveyors, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and other related professionals in accordance with MTC Policy and relevant Codes of Practice.

Please see the job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities 

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a related construction industry discipline, with 3 - 5 years post qualified experience
  • At least 3 years experience in a project or administrative role including at least 1 years experience in a specialism and/or administrative / cost management / project management role, and or, project management of mechanical and electrical projects.
  • Ability to develop CAD drawings for capital projects
  • Knowledge of construction forms of contract and contract administration (JCT & NEC)
  • Experience of working with senior management and leaders.
  • Effective communication skills will be required to engage a range of stakeholders.  This includes developed interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and conflict management skills, where the subject matter is complex and/or sensitive.
  • Must be able to work within agreed parameters and with minimal supervision.
  • Developed analytical and problem solving skills will be required for assessment of facts or situations.
  • Proven team worker with ability to motivate others.
  • Aware of own strengths and development needs.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Numerate and knowledge of Excel.
  • Prioritisation skills with ability to manage multiple strands of work simultaneously.
  • Self motivated, Flexible, enthusiastic and committed
  • Able to develop and maintain positive relationships
  • Negotiation skills
  • IT Skills (word, excel, email)

Desirable Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Broad ranging experience in project management / contract management
  • Knowledge of Capital development processes / RIBA plan of work
  • Knowledge of statutory regulations
  • Knowledge of developing schedules of works for feasibility and pricing purposes
  • Knowledge of Sustainability related projects and targets

As part of the role you will be required to undertake UK National Security Vetting.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is an internationally renowned and  respected research and development organisation, bridging the gap between academia and manufacturing, and is home to some of the brightest minds in engineering from around the globe. 

The MTC's engineers, scientists and technicians work with some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world in a supportive and collegiate environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, helping manufacturers of all sizes develop new and innovative processes and technologies. 

Established to prove cutting edge manufacturing advances in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions, the MTC works with hundreds of industrial clients across a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, rail, informatics, food and drink, infrastructure, construction and civil engineering, electronics, oil and gas and defence. The MTC helps businesses thrive by advancing their technological and engineering capabilities to improve their business efficiency, capability and competitiveness. 

Supported by one of the largest public sector investments in UK Manufacturing, the MTC's engineering capabilities cover research and development, advanced manufacturing management, factory design and training for the skills of the future. 

The MTC has world-class facilities in Coventry, Liverpool and Oxford, and is part of the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)
Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained alongside a level of security clearance checks.

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