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Project Manager Construction and Conservation

Zoek Pin Old Woking, Surrey, England


Permanent (Full time)

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Remaking Clandon Park Project

If you like the sound of this role, we’re holding an informal open day on Saturday 5th June. You’ll be able to meet our Project Managers, explore the building and learn more about this broad and fascinating project. If you have questions about the role, this is an opportunity to find out more about our work.

To book onto the open day or if you have any questions please send an email to .uk. Places must be booked in advance.

The Clandon Park Project is one of the largest heritage projects in the Trust and UK. The project will bring new life and purpose to both the house and garden at Clandon, following the fire, which gutted the early eighteenth-century house. It includes the renewal of a Maori meeting house working closely with Maori and New Zealand community partners.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager (Construction and Conservation) to join the team to help deliver this major and complex project.

This is a rare opportunity to work on a project involving the conservation and reimagining of a significant historic building as a key member of a dynamic and friendly team.

Salary: Starting from £40071

Contract: 5 Year Fixed Term Contract
What it's like to work here
You will be part of an in-house project management team that is responsible for delivering the project utilising a world-class team of external consultants, contractors and National Trust specialists.

Your focus will be construction project management – implementing building and conservation work to the historic house, a Maori meeting house and the gardens. In addition, your role is likely to extend to other major project workstreams such as museum collections and interpretation. The fire damaged building is already open to the public and enabling public engagement with both the conservation and renewal of the house is a key element of the project and one your role will support.

For the context and further specifics of this particular role see the Role Profile Context.
What you'll be doing
Reporting to the Senior Project Manager (Construction and Conservation) you will be responsible for managing aspects of the project throughout its lifecycle including surveys and investigations, feasibility studies, design, consents, tendering, appointments, construction and occupation. High quality of delivery is fundamental and you will have a key role in ensuring that this is achieved to budget and timetable.

The National Trust has an established project management system in place and is a past winner of the prestigious Association of Project Management Project Management Company of the Year Award.

It is assumed that this role will be based at the National Trust Wisley Hub. It will involve regular attendance at Clandon Park and travel to external offices and other National Trust properties, as necessary, so please be aware that flexible working in this role will be dependent on project requirements.
Who we're looking for
In your application please provide details of how you meet the criteria for this role:

This is a big challenge and in order to be successful in this role you’ll need to have the right attitude, skills and experience. We’d like you to:

  • Be an experienced Construction Project Manager familiar with managing external practices of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and other professional disciplines.
  • Have a good understanding of heritage significance and conservation principles.
  • Have a good understanding of traditional building, repair and conservation techniques.
  • Have in depth expertise relating to regulatory requirements, best practice and procedures relating to construction and conservation.
  • Possess detailed contract management expertise.
  • Can demonstrate an aptitude for financial management and reporting.
  • Be experienced in managing complex projects with multiple elements, applying logic and structure to situations.
  • Have the drive to develop and deliver project outcomes to agreed deadlines and to motivate others to do the same.
  • Be someone who enjoys working with a diverse range of people and as part of a team, encouraging inclusive ways of working and demonstrating respect for others.
  • Be able to communicate in a clear way to a wide range of different people both verbally and in writing.

This role will require regular travel, often to sites where public transport is limited or unavailable. Please ensure you’re able to fulfil these travel requirements. (mileage allowance will be paid for work travel)
The package
Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible

  • Free parking at most locations

  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.

  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

  • Generous annual leave

  • Subsidised health cash plan

  • Free 24-hour support service

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

  • Training & Development tailored to you

  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

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