Senior Project Manager – Student Accommodation

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We are delighted to have been retained by a privately owned Investor/Developer focused on developing Student schemes in London and the Wider UK.

The Role

They are looking to expand their London development team by appointing a senior Project Manager who will join their team as a close-knit team as a key player who will have an active role in leading their most exciting and challenging projects.

Every day will be different, this will go from delivering multiple projects at once to getting involved with the appraisal to procuring a contractor, and leading tender negotiations. Going forward this person has the scope to move into the Director role when demonstrating that they are ready for the challenge.

What’s in it for you?

Track Record – They have an existing track record on which to build with a proven product and strong capital relationships, this isn’t their first rodeo!

Progression – Chance to join a small team in a key position for the business but with scope to also grow that function and a team going forward. Take your learnings from your career to date and put your stamp on this in a big way.

Team – Work with part of an experienced but humble leadership team who are very open-minded and are also committed to helping you to realize your goals and share the successes along the way.

Flexibility – they take a common-sense approach to working hours and are output-driven rather than dictatorial.

Autonomy – The team will empower you to do your best work rather than dictate exactly where and how you do it, you will have input into the direction that the business is going. Voices are meant to be heard.

Quick Decisions – Working closely with the Head of Development and Exec Team you can expect quick decisions and communication, they want you to succeed and will give you the tools to do so.

Quality – They develop the highest quality buildings with ESG front and center.

What do you need to bring to the table?

  • Project Management experience, ideally having taken a development or redevelopment scheme from RIBA stages 3/4 through to completion and hand over

  • Ability and willingness to grow and run a team going forward.

  • Be a social chameleon.

  • Commercially astute, able to focus on the business plan and not just the cost/program, and understanding the impacts of changes/delays/risks on the overall profitability of each scheme.

  • You need to have a thirst for learning and be willing to wear multiple hats, in a fast-paced environment.

The Role itself

Being involved in the projects from the get-go and helping the business grow. The business has ambitions to deliver the best project possible.

You are managing a variety of different stakeholders and external consultants, leading multiple projects at once with ranging budgets for each.

Autonomy and responsibility as soon as you walk through the door. There is a support network around you if needed.

Opportunity to grow and learn as soon as you walk through the door, surrounded by a strong leadership wanting to upskill those around them.

The Finer Details

 Salary Circa £65k – 85k DOE

Bonus up to 15% of salary

Pension and Health insurance