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Defect Project Manager

Requisition ID: 42945

Domain: Engineering/Mechanical

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Defect Project Manager on an 18-month Fixed-Term Contract for our QEH contracts in Birmingham. This is full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.

General Overview:
Manage the site delivery of Fabric, M&E defects projects as part of the project delivery team at the QEH, to manage site design, contract management, financial management, H&S, site management, snagging and hangover of every project, as required.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage works implementation to ensure projects are delivered safely; on time; on budget and are to a high standard from inception to final account stage.
Ensure the project pipeline is managed in accordance with all contractual KPI requirements, while complying with Equans internal governance processes.
Make sure project risks are identified and managed through effective mitigation measures.
Full responsibility for all finances in relation to the allocated projects, including the correct invoicing off, WIP management, implementation of change notices (variations), and monthly finance reporting to the business.
Oversee the co-ordination of operatives, sub-contractors and suppliers in a planned and controlled manner ensuring efficiency and minimising costs.
Complete the contract negotiation process; project costs and delivery timescales; identifying possible conflict and problem solving as required.
Act as a point of contact, managing relationships with all stakeholders, consultants, and service providers, with emphasis on client satisfaction and business excellence.
Implement and comply with Equans policies and procedures, all legal requirements and best practice within Equans including regular safety inspections within the allocated business area.
Ensure that all works are being carried out in compliance with: Statute, Contract Requirements, Regulations, ACOP’s and Guidance (HTM’s).
Participate in regular Project meetings with the Project Company & Trust.
Completion of CDM duties as Principal Designer & Principal contract and review of risk assessments for on-site work activities.
Managing and resolving incidents of non-compliance across the project in line with Contract and Company Requirements.
Produce progress and other reports, as requested, to a high standard.
Requirement to work within a 24hr Hospital environment (as appropriate).
Attend as required Health & Safety forums with staff and the client on a regular basis.
Responsible for bringing to the attention of the Head of Projects and all Senior Management any unsafe working conditions, working practices, unsafe plant or equipment encountered during the execution of duties including reporting on the company AIM’s system.
To attend and participate in Training courses as required and to undertake any training in the future as may be required to ensure the duties of the post are effectively carried out or as required by the Senior Management Team.
Responsible for maintaining comprehensive compliance records.
Responsible for the execution of any other estates and facilities related duties in an emergency/urgent situation, as directed by the Technical Services Managers or Senior Management Team.
Any other duties deemed required by the Head of Projects and Lifecycle.

The team will typically be delivering 100+ projects at any one time ranging from £1k to £1.5M+, comprising small works, minor maintenance projects to larger and more complex lifecycle and capital works. Projects are run to tight and pre-determined timescales within the constraints of the PFI contract and should be delivered to ensure a favourable financial return.
Detailed discussions with Trust end-users and careful planning are required to ensure that works proceed with the minimum of disruption to building users.
Translate, from the client project scope, the preparation of specifications, design drawings and tender documents, in full compliance with all statutory requirements including CDM and Health & Safety.
Ensuring snagging and defects are managed and closed-out within the specified contractual limits.
Supervising contractors, liaising with clients and other company departments during projects where necessary.
Monitor working procedures, workmanship, and performance of contractors with particular regard to health and safety. Consult closely with Technical Services, and Estates Maintenance Managers to assist with monitoring and performance measurement.

We are looking for a driven individual to add expertise and dimension to the projects team at the Hospital. The individual will be able to demonstrate flexibility and efficiency in responding to a changing workload and business imperatives while able to establish excellent working relationships within the existing team and clients alike. Experience within a contractual, KPI-driven environment and exposure to a hospital PFI environment a pre-requisite.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
Experience operating in the public and / or private FM sector with a demonstrable track record of directly managing Fabric, M&E Project works within a large and complex estate is essential, preferably within a PFI environment.
Self-starter, able to work on own initiative as a conscientious team player.
Organised communicator with strong inter-personal skills.
High level of verbal, written and numeric skills and must be computer literate with knowledge of CAFM systems and all Microsoft Office packages. Computer-literate (MS Office based Products: Excel, Word, Project & PowerPoint) with a sound knowledge of CAFM/estates and project management systems.
Ability to show understanding of Local Authority legislation, Planning Applications, Fire and Building Regulations Approvals.
A sound knowledge of building and engineering services design and associated British Standards.
A sound knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act; Construction Design and Management Regulations and other relevant statutory requirements.
Must be able to manage people/contractors, be self- motivating, able to work on own initiative, liaise and delegate effectively with staff operating in a multi-disciplinary environment.
A sound knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and other relevant statutory requirements will be required.

HNC /HND or equivalent qualification in a building/construction or engineering discipline.
Site Mangers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).
Experience & knowledge of the duties under CDM
Experience & knowledge of Passive Fire Protection (PFP) requirements.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.


What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.