Project & Contract Manager

£38,000 - £44,000

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management

Fixed Term Contract

Job Description

REF: 15784
Posted: 14 January 2021
Closes: 31 January 2021

Project & Contract Manager – Healthcare / Laboratories

£38,000 - £44,000 FTC or

£198 – £231 per day

Immediate Start

London location


On behalf of our client, a leading public sector body, we are seeking a Project & Contract Manager to take on a unique role delivering a laboratories and accommodation capital programme, proactively manage the client site, and ensure the smooth daily running of lab and accommodation related contracts.

Supporting our clients’ Operations team, this role aims to deliver a high performing service for all departments on their single site, ensuring that all the important functions carried out on the site are able to deliver critical services. The team brings together a range of support services ranging from estates and facilities management to media production.

The Facilities Management Department is responsible for delivering high quality and cost-effective Estates and Facilities management services across London and for providing suitable facilities for the delivery of critical operations and services.

About the role

You will be responsible for planning and managing the implementation of a number of projects, contracts, repairs and maintenance including PPM to ensure that they deliver to the required standards of time, quality and cost. You will contract manage and ensure compliance for all works carried out, both revenue and capital.

As the Project and Contract Manager, you will develop, influence and gain approval for project plans and project budgets from the Programme Manager or Project Board to meet customer expectations, while resolving any project issues, recommending solutions to the Programme Manager or Project Board as necessary. You’ll communicate with and actively involve all stakeholders throughout the life of a project, report regularly on progress of projects to the Programme Manager through planning and support groups to improve decision making in meeting overall and maintain and apply an understanding of 'best practice' in programme project management to ensure that appropriate and cost-effective solutions to business. You will also liaise with the Programme Manager to ensure communications are upheld and adequate project resources are negotiated.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Developing, influencing and gaining approval for project plans and project budgets, from the Programme Manager or Project Board to meet customer expectations, whilst ensuring that solutions are in line with the Business Strategy, Estates Strategy and Facilities Management Strategy.

Managing contractors and ensure compliance in terms of performance, cost and quality of all works. Delivering the projects and contracts to agreed timetable, cost, quality standards and KPIs, undertaking the necessary tasks to achieve these, including the following:

  • Budget preparation and management.
  • Project plan preparation, review and management.
  • Identification, management, monitoring and reporting of risks and issues.
  • Progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Liaison with local staff to agree floor layouts and design of space.
  • Discussion with suppliers (furniture, IT etc) to fulfil design criteria.
  • Developing specifications/scope of works.
  • Selection of contractors.
  • Instruction of and monitoring of contractors on site.
  • Liaison with Procurement Department and ICT Department.
  • Production and agreement of snagging lists, and.
  • Verification of invoices and agreeing final accounts.

About you

As the successful candidate in this competition you will:

  • Have extensive experience of managing major and/or complex laboratory and accommodation projects successfully to time, quality and budget
  • Have extensive experience of building and leading effective project teams
  • Have strong experience of interacting with corporate functions, especially on contractual matters, procurement and all associated legal matters
  • Possess the ability and experience necessary to prepare cost/benefit analyses, SWOT analyses, options appraisal, and other management techniques
  • Be a member of APM or equivalent professional body
  • Have a thorough understanding of delivering laboratory and accommodation programmes and projects in the public or commercial sectors
  • Experienced in Business Case preparation and detailed knowledge of the OGC Gateway Review process and Thorough understanding, detailed knowledge and experience of preparing HM Treasury compliant five-case outline and full business cases.

What you will get in return

In return, you will be a part of something truly at the forefront of the UK’s Public Health response across the country. While most interim assignments have an element of timely relevance and offer many challenges, it is fair to say this particular challenge is unusual; and that the right candidate will be able to look back on what was achieved with great personal satisfaction.

The position is deemed inside of IR35 legislation and an attractive daily rate or fixed term salary is being offered. The role is initially forecast to be required for six months.

Key Dates

Candidates must be available immediately to be considered for this role. Interviews will be conducted immediately and could start as soon as Monday 25th January 2021.

What to do now?

If you are interested in being considered for this piece of work, please contact Matthew Donovan ( with a CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability and interest for the role.

Equality & Diversity Statement

MRG shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate/temporary worker is submitted for a vacancy or assignment, or in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for temporary workers. MRG Interim Executives will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with the candidate’s merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required by the particular vacancy.