PMIP Project Manager - Milton Keynes

Date added: Wednesday, 02 January 2019
Closing date: Friday, 18 January 2019
Regional office: South Midlands
Location: Milton Keynes
Job Type: Project Management
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Project Manager

Fantastic role that proactively manages the cross functional SI-SS Process from offer acceptance through to effective site hand-over for their allocated projects. Each PM will be expected to manage a portfolio of projects.

The Role:

  • Lead, motivate and coordinate cross-functional project teams
  • Ensure cross-functional project team members understand their role and responsibilities and what is expected of them
  • Promote/encourage a ‘no surprises’ attitude to/from all those involved in project delivery
  • Empowered to drive projects forward at all stages
  • Ensure team dynamics are strong
  • Promote and support awareness of, and adherence to, Taylor Wimpey Health, Safety and Environmental standards and policies for all project work
  • Complete Project planning for entire project and for individual stages
  • Monitor performance versus the above plans and update/refine through the project to ensure on track and to proactively address variances identified which may impact project timescales, financials, health, safety & the environment or quality
  • Track, coordinate and manage project-level risks and issues
  • During all stages of all sites within own portfolio in the pre-development phase, be fully cognisant of project status, key risks and critical path at any point in time
  • Escalate promptly to Project Sponsor or Functional director according to the situation when you cannot resolve an issue or manage a risk impacting the success of the project
  • Report on overall status of own project(s)
  • Lead regular project team status reviews to monitor performance and support effective project communication, team focus and alignment
  • Ensure attendees complete their tasks in readiness for effective/efficient review meetings
  • Co-ordinate and manage project meetings in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring all relevant action points are noted, recorded and followed-up
  • Manage the pre-distribution of information and taking of minutes from all meetings together with updated documentation such as programmes and status reports
  • Make sure that an effective handover takes place to the assigned Production Manager
  • Conduct a post-site start review of actual versus planned performance across the SI-SS scope and identify/document and share lessons learned. Produce report to document and share this

The Person:

  • Strong knowledge of, and genuine interest in, Project Management and the application of Best Practice, having already achieved or with the desire to achieve APM PMQ or equivalent
  • High-level awareness and understanding of a typical end-to-end housebuilding process from identifying land opportunity through to delivery of units
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work in a functionally impartial manner in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Previous experience in managing people, processes and timescales, capable of developing a strong team ethos and motivating others
  • Willing to challenge the status quo and BUMT, show persistence in getting to the root cause of a problem and delivering solutions
  • Highly motivated in organising self and teams, with strong prioritization skills
  • Forward-thinking and capable of adapting to specific project circumstances
  • Able to create and manage timeline schedules (programmes), in particular critical path
  • Excellent risk awareness (quality, timing, financial, HS&E) and strong awareness of the important of HS&E aspects associated with projects

In order to be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

The Company:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Our vision is to become the UK’s leading residential developer for creating value and delivering quality. We build over 10,000 homes each year, from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom houses all across the country.

Our people are passionate about the house building industry and about our customers. Culturally we pride ourselves in having a diverse work force with an opportunity to grow a career in a variety of environments. We look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in so if you are looking to join a thriving company going through an exciting period then please get in touch.

Internal Applicants – Please advise your Line Manager if applying for this role.


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