Sector: Building

Location: Cumbria

Remuneration: £30000 - £33000 Per Annum

Job Reference: KK71683

A permanent opportunity for a Construction Administrator to provide technical support on live construction projects. 

Company
A public sector organisation based in Carlisle.

Role
To provide technical support to on-going live construction projects, to ensure they are completed on time and within budget.
This includes assisting with co-ordination, programming, cost monitoring, H&S, planning, feasibility advice, risk assessment and overall liaison with all parties both internal and external.

Responsibilities:
Assist with the preparation of additional estimates, quotations, budget estimates, tenders and contracts, in line with business demands. 
Liaison with external project managers to manage construction projects to enable them to be completed on time and within budget.  Manage, oversee, liaise and co-ordinate the design, programming and delivery of all aspects of capital projects.
Assisting with the implementation of the procurement procedures from advert to selection process for Design Consultants and Principal Contractors for each and every project.
Promote best value including responsibility for overseeing all financial aspects in an effort to achieve cost certainty for each project.  Approve contractor payments.
Monitor cost, time and quality against project projections.
Ensure the co-ordination of resources to achieve financial and quality targets/specifications.
Promote and utilise established project management practices to ensure project delivery.
Assist with the provision of professional advice on all aspects of project management construction, feasibility issues, costs procurement.
Provide high quality management information, monitoring and progress reports as required paying particular attention to detail.
Maintain construction Health &Safety awareness including risk assessments and maintain appropriate CDM information and monitoring.
Monitor and maintain a select list of subcontractors to ensure, for example, insurance and tax certificates comply and are up to date. 
Collate management information and produce timely financial reports relating to estimating and quantity surveying activities.
Implement and monitor a positive performance culture, complying with policies that enable delivery of agreed targets and service standards.
Assist Service Managers in progressing project concepts/visions or corporate policy requirements through the feasibility phase to capital project status.
Promote Best Value, excellence in customer service, a focus on continuous improvement and the promotion of these in the delivery of services and employment within the context of equality of opportunity and cultural diversity.
Implement and monitor a positive performance culture, complying with policies and procedures that enable delivery of agreed targets and service standards.
Establish and maintain effective two-way communication with staff, colleagues, Members and customers, seeking out and responding to opinions in order to further enhance the quality of service delivery.
Undertake such other duties that are required from time to time and are commensurate with this position.

Experience
Educated to degree level or equivalent level of knowledge and depth of thinking
Member of a construction related organisation such as RICS, CIOB, ICE or ICES (D)
Recognised Construction Project Management qualification (D)
Minimum of 5 years’ experience of contract administration.
Experience of the construction process.
Good understanding of construction terminology and construction processes.
Knowledge and experience of dealing with CDM and other health and safety legislation.
Experience in dealing with and understanding the issues confronting local authorities and respect of Best Value. (D)
Knowledge and understanding of current legislation relevant to the post.
Experience of Budget management  
Experience of producing reports for a variety of audiences
Knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation relevant to the post
Excellent contract administration skills.
Excellent project and programme management skills.
Methodical approach to delivery.
Excellent organisational skills including the ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
Strong analytical, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to analyse and report on quantitative, qualitative and financial information.
Ability to lead and influence others and build positive relationships.
Ability to develop effective relationships at all levels across a range of organisations, groups and individuals.
Good communication skills.
Good level of computer literacy, including MS Office and MS Project skills.
Well-developed negotiation skills and evidence of being able to successfully resolve conflict situations.
Ability to identify and analyse risks and issues and recommended appropriate resolutions or responses.
Ability to manage and report on significant budgets.

Remuneration
Salary £30,000 – £33,000 plus package.

This is a permanent position and Corepeople Recruitment Limited will be acting as an employment agency for permanent recruitment on behalf of our client.

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