Project Manager

Ref No. BHN521393
Salary £450 - £451/day
Location Oxfordshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (7 Months +)
Job Status Open



  • Our client is looking for a Project Manager to join a busy team on a contract basis starting soon.


*To successfully drive projects through the delivery process from inception to completion in the required timescales

The Job

The role will be INSIDE IR35 - Via Umbrella company

The Project Manager will join an establish team of Project and Programme Managers. The role will include leading on innovative programme initiatives alongside delivery relating to procurement, processes and stakeholder management. The post holder will be thorough, organised and have experience overseeing financial budgets, coordinate contractors and manage the construction process. An essential element of the role is the organisation of schedules, tracking inventory and ordering and managing materials.

Main purpose of the role / key responsibilities

  • To successfully drive projects through the delivery process from inception to completion in the required timescales.
  • Plan, direct, co-ordinate and lead projects to ensure that goals, objectives and all elements are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and budgetary parameters
  • Review funding applications to determine time frame, limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of projects
  • Establish tracking system and staffing for each phase of project, and arrange for assignment of project personnel
  • Responsible for supervision of all consultants, all planning and administrative staff assigned to projects to ensure it is on schedule and within budget
  • Coordinate all specialists involved in the development process, providing advice and support to facilitate the value for money delivery of projects.
  • Outline work plan to assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authority
  • Coordinating Legal and Property experts to enable delivery of the Legacy Projects for schools within the agreed budgets to tight timescales.
  • To ensure accurate programme and financial information is reported.
  • Review status reports and modify schedules or plans as required. Prepare and review project reports for presentation to Senior Leadership and Board Members where necessary.

The nature of this post will require flexibility to meet urgent work needs as they arise. The list of responsibilities above therefore is not intended to be exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties and to bring a business acumen and experience to supervise programme delivery by supporting the Project and Programme Management Team. The successful candidate will have an understanding of procurement in public services and a commercial awareness preferably in the construction industry.

Candidate profile

  • Above all, your focus is to compile and plan budget, cost estimates, and other financial estimates
  • You must be able to coordinate, plan and manage schedules for contractors and sub-contractors
  • You must have the ability to think proactively and use your initiative to come up with the most effective ways to communicate, develop construction projects with architects, the design team, engineers and trade workers; order and manage materials and equipment
  • You are comfortable providing internal reporting, drafting and writing reports and projections for inventory
  • You can use your initiative and are meticulous; oversee and supervise construction project progress and provide reports on timeline, progress and adjustments ensuring all legal requirements, building and safety codes, safety inspections, city guidelines and local policies and regulations are met
  • You can perform the tasks of a cost estimator ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • You are happy to work both independently and as part of a wider team, and you welcome feedback as an opportunity to develop
  • We will provide the latest smartphone as well as a laptop with the appropriate software

We are looking for someone who

Is flexible and adaptable

Is meticulous with excellent communication skills and attention to detail with demonstrable experience

Can identify and communicate any problems with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Is confident, self-motivated and self managing

Able to multitask, prioritise and manage time efficiently

Able to manage a team of employees and multiple projects

Experienced at compiling and following strict budgets

Accurate and precise attention to detail

Goal-oriented and organised leadership

Able to analyse problems and strategies for better solutions

Have an in-depth understanding of the construction industry

You must have working knowledge of local building code regulations

Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; Microsoft Project and experience with Project Management software is preferred

You must be organised, able to create multiple timelines, budgets, schedules and build solid relationships with team members, contractors and stakeholders


BA (Hons) is desirable or acceptable equivalent in a related field and possess relevant affiliated memberships and at least three years' experience as a construction manager or in a similar position in construction management would be desirable.

How to Apply or for more Information:

3 simple ways to apply or get in touch:

  • Apply directly online via the Matchtech website
  • Call Callum Laycock directly on 07901964657
  • Email your CV to


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