Project Manager: Client-side Construction, NHS / Healthcare

  • Vertical Recruitment
Company: Vertical Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 + package
Location: Warrington
Contact Name: James Adamson
Telephone: 0161 669 4716
  • Anywhere

Our client, a leading developer who specialises in the construction and development of new build facilities, and improvements to their existing buildings for GP and primary care medical centre portfolio has a key requirement for a Project Manager.

Working as part of a small team you will project manage from concept design through to handover. This is a technically orientated role with a focus on delivery. Much of your time will be spent at client meetings, on site or with our partner design and construction teams ensuring the technical and commercial compliance of all projects.

The role covers the whole of the UK and will therefore require significant travel and overnight stays.

Key responsibilities

Project Management

  • Provide effective management of all designated projects ensuring that standards, tools and methods are kept in line with best industry practice
  • Work closely with internal and external customers to understand and document business requirements
  • Develop effective working relationships and ongoing management processes for the successful delivery of projects
  • Define the deliverables, resource requirements and work plan for all projects, and manage their development and delivery within the agreed timeframes and budget
  • Ensure that customer expectations are met in the delivery of projects and that any deviations from plan are communicated well in advance
  • Conduct project presentations when required, and compile reports on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Document and track projects using agreed project tools / systems to industry and company standards

Operational & Technical Delivery

Review design and technical proposals for new projects to ensure best value, cost in use, ease of maintenance and quality standards.

  • Attend design and site meetings
  • Manage design and construction teams
  • Report to line manager and Investment Committee on progress with projects
  • Ensure technical compliance with company and NHS standards
  • Liaise with GPs and other end users to ensure smooth handover
  • Manage defects liability period to ensure all defects dealt with swiftly
  • Manage external design and construction teams to ensure projects meet required time, cost and quality standards
  • Instruct legal advisors regarding all relevant contracts
  • Ensure smooth handover of projects to Portfolio Management
  • Attend conferences and exhibitions as required
  • Develop and maintain key contacts with CCGs, STPs, NHS England and District Valuers
  • Assess and implement design innovation on new projects in accordance with company strategy
  • Represent the company professionally at all times

Asset Enhancement

  • Deliver asset management initiatives including extensions, fit outs and refurbishments which add value to the portfolio. Work with the Portfolio Management team to evaluate and deliver asset management initiatives including extensions, fit outs and refurbishments
  • Manage and co-ordinate the resolution of defects/major repairs/dilapidations
  • Contribute to company strategy and cross departmental projects and working

Financial / Budget Management

  • Project manage schemes to ensure delivery in line with Asset Enhancement agreed parameters for budget, timescale and quality
  • To ensure that all projects are delivered within the defined financial requirements
  • To estimate and plan projects from start to finish, with built in contingencies

Supplier Management

  • Manage the design team and other consultants including one-off appointments and framework agreements
  • To ensure subcontractor compliance with all Health & Safety and Regulatory requirements

Internal and Regulatory Compliance

  • Periodic attendance at the Asset Management Committee and Investment Committee
  • To carry out work safely in the interests of other employees and themselves, in compliance with current legislation and Company Health & Safety procedures
  • To ensure adherence to Safe Practices at Work requirements at all times

Knowledge, skills, experience & qualifications


Experience of managing commercial property development projects including:

  • Technical standards
  • Construction procurement
  • Quality control
  • Project Management skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Microsoft office literate
  • Clean Driving licence


  • Relevant RICS qualification
  • Knowledge of NHS structure, governance and processes
  • Knowledge of NHS primary care design
  • BREEAM experience

In return, you’ll receive a base salary of c£50,000, company car allowance of £6,300, private healthcare plus a generous benefits package and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to improve the wellbeing of people across the UK.

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