Assistant Project Manager (Property Improvements) 12 Month FTC

Posted 21/05/2024 by Orbit Group

West Malling
£32,600 - £35,860/annum 27 Days Annual Leave, Incentive Opportunity, Contributory Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance

We’re building thriving communities as one of the UK’s largest housing groups and a leading developer of affordable housing.

We believe everyone is entitled to a good home they can afford, in a place they are proud to live. More than 100,000 people live in our homes.

If you want to experience work that’s truly rewarding, join us. Because when we achieve together, customers and communities thrive.

Work for Orbit. Believe in people.

The role

The purpose of the role is to manage specialist contractors delivering component work packages within Orbit Housing Associations planned investment programmes ensuring high standards of quality, value for money and completion within agreed timescales.

To prepare and issue accurate data to Project Managers for financial monitoring, forecasts, business planning and other necessary information to inform performance decisions and actions

This role is part of Customer & Communities where you'll help us to lead the way keeping our promise to more than 100,000 customers.

What you'll achieve

  • Lead the delivery of all aspects of component investment programmes issued under the direction of the Project Manager with an annual value approximately £4m
  • Ensure that all programmes are compliant with CDM Regulations 2015 including the preparation of Pre-construction Information, appointment of Principal Designers, the review of competencies and that all other statutory information is in place (Construction Phase Plans and RAMS), and that necessary information is recorded on Orbits management systems
  • Conduct and/or manage recorded quality audits including sampling of works both during and after completion. Instruct and manage defect rectification and issue necessary completion records when complete
  • Carry out appropriate and thorough surveys to support the specification and accurate quantification of component programmes, and ensure decisions are properly documented to evidence best practice
  • Support Customer and Leaseholder consultation to ensure works are designed, planned, and executed in line with their expectations including statutory and legislative obligations
  • Communicate effectively with Customers regarding any works that impact their home, their wider living environment and their quality of life including representing Orbit housing Association Customer meetings when required
  • Support the Project Manager in assessing progress on projects, taking corrective action as required to ensure all projects are delivered on time, on budget and to quality standards as evidenced by agreed Key Performance Indicators

What you'll bring

Essential skills

  • Project Management experience including investment works with customers in their own homes
  • Knowledge and experience of general professional disciplines including programming, quantity surveying, contract management and design
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the role
  • Willing and able to participate in the out of hours emergency duty rota

Why Orbit?

Choosing us means being rewarded in every sense.

Here’s what you can expect to enjoy with us.

A rewarding experience that works for you

We strive to create an inclusive experience with benefits and wellbeing programmes designed to help you, and your loved ones, to thrive.  For a better work life balance, we offer flexible working opportunities for many roles.

A place to progress

From training programmes to professional qualifications, we provide opportunities to learn and develop at every stage of your career. Whether you’re a student, graduate or experienced professional we’ll support you to grow.

For leaders, our tailored development journeys are designed to stretch and strengthen your leadership skills. As well as practical training, we give you access to renowned business schools and experiential programmes for greater breadth and depth of learning.

A purpose to feel proud of

We’re proud to make a difference to people together. We’re values-driven with a commercial focus on performance - because the more profit we make, the more we can achieve for people.

What brings us together is a passionate belief in progress and people.

Read more about the values and purpose that drive us on our careers website.

How we hire

We aim to make our hiring process simple and fair:

  1. Online application
  2. Interview(s)
  3. Decision and offer

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

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