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Project Manager

ACS International Schools

Location: London, Surrey
Salary: £46,000 to £51,500 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th January 2023
Expires: 21st March 2023

ACS International Schools are recruiting a Project Manager to join the Estates & Facilities Team focusing on a multi-year development, refurbishment, and upgrade plan at one of our historic campuses. Founded in 1967, ACS International Schools educate over 3,700 students, aged 2 to 18, day and boarding, from more than 100 countries. ACS delivers an internationally renowned curriculum enabling graduates to attend the college of their choice, and many of the world's finest universities.

This is a new role within ACS and represents an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of the Estates and Facilities team as we embark on the development, refurbishment and upgrade of our Hillingdon campus which has a Grade II* listing. As part of the ACS Estates and Facilities Team, the Project Manager will be responsible for projects up to c£0.5m in value and assisting Senior members of the E&F team on larger projects typically up to c£10m ensuring that all these projects meet the required standards for time, cost and quality of delivery. Working with the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing the Estates team’s appointed contractor base and supply chain, and also engaging with the team’s professional consultant advisers who are engaged to support capital projects. The role also acts as a focal point for liaison with stakeholders of particular capital projects as they are delivered across the school.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Must have experience of managing professional teams in delivering refurbishment projects through the full project lifecycle and ideally hold a recognized project management qualification, preferably as a client-side project manager.
  • Confident and professional, with strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Must be able to communicate in an effective way that meets a diverse audience, including good written and oral communication.
  • Must be degree qualified, or similar relevant equivalent qualifications.
  • Knowledge of listed / historic buildings an advantage.
  • Strong financial management skills, managing budgets and forecasting expenditure.
  • Strong IT skills, including experience of Autocad and Microsoft Project.
  • Strong project management, organisational and logistics management skills.
  • Ability to adapt to, and manage, change.
  • Excellent knowledge of key project processes such as design principles and construction management processes, procurement and tendering.
  • Experience of working within the Education sector and occupied premises an advantage.
  • Must be familiar with the use of different types of construction procurement and contracts.
  • Must be able to prepare project specifications for tendering purposes.
  • Must have good technical awareness of construction processes.
  • Must have good knowledge of Health and Safety Management in a construction/engineering environment.
  • Recognised Health and Safety training, to include CDM and asbestos awareness an advantage.
  • Experience of managing contractors and understanding the principles of working safely.

This is a full time, permanent role, predominantly based at ACS Cobham with regular travel to Egham & Hillingdon. Given the historic nature of the Hillingdon campus, a good knowledge of dealing with historic and sensitive buildings will be required as will experience of working in occupied buildings, preferably academic.

ACS celebrates diversity as an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, as an employee of ACS, you are expected to share this commitment. This position is therefore subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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