Project Manager – Joinery/Fit Out

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  • Career LevelEngineer
  • ExperienceExperienced
  • GenderFemale/Male
  • IndustryConstruction
  • QualificationsCertificate

Job Description

 Location: South East – London.

 Duration: Fulltime

 Key Objectives:

  • To provide leadership to a construction team delivering the scope of work within a major work package or project to defined cost, time and quality requirements.
  • To promote the Company’s culture and business reputation and being proactive in seeking out other opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time 

Job Description

  • The Project Manager will be assigned projects by, and report to either the Senior Project Manager or the Operations Director.
  • The Project Manager may be expected to work on more than one project at a time and for each assigned project they will have overall responsibility for ensuring that the planning, management and coordination is successful and that financial control within the project margin is maintained.
  • The Project Manager must maintain awareness and accept responsibility for all aspects of the project. Although individual tasks may be delegated to members of the project team it is the work that can be delegated not the responsibility.
  • Formal reporting will be the responsibility of the Project Manager, however, the Project Manager is also charged with keeping their line manager and the company’s Directors aware of problems that occur that could have a negative impact on the reputation of the company. The Project Manager must not allow the client’s complaints to reach the company’s senior management without prior notification.
  • It is the Project Manager’s responsibility to see that the project is completed in accordance with the specification, on time, and within the agreed budget.


For the projects that they have been assigned, the Project Manager will be responsible for:

Typical tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Fully collaborating with, and being a proactive member of, the operations department
  • Creating the appropriate management tools such as programmes and progress checkers/schedules in order to manage and report the works
  • Managing the project as a whole and enabling the successful integration of all areas including the client, company, sub-contractors, suppliers, Health & Safety and environmental compliance
  • Ensuring that both materials and labour are correctly forecasted to avoid delay
  • Having a full, detailed knowledge of all relevant drawings and specifications that control the company’s work Managing a request for information register Ensuring that all problems are reported to the Senior Project Manager and Directors ahead of client intervention
  • Keeping the Estimating Department informed of successes and failures
  • Advising the client of potential delays and/or cost increases and/or cost implications prior to them being incurred
  • Ensuring there is always an up to date working control program that the company are working to and the client is aware of
  • Leading the project’s team and promoting healthy working relationships amongst the company’s staff
  • Ensuring that the commercial team have all relevant instructions and records
  • Ensuring that the monthly cost and management reports are accurate, up to date, and accounts for all outstanding work to completion
  • Signing off and submitting the monthly cost and management report to the accounts office departments respectively by the due date

Typical tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing professional advice
  • Liaising with and supervise the work of the other professionals involved in the project
  • Ensuring that the project meets its requirements and objectives
  • Ensuring team communication is maintained and all relevant information is correctly distributed
  • Ensuring that company’s own quality standards are adhered to
  • Protecting and enhance the positive reputation of the company
  • Developing, monitor and adapt the Project Plan
  • Directing project resources
  • Adapting and prepare detailed progress schedules as necessary
  • Monitoring and adapt the project budget
  • Monitoring and manage the project risk
  • Organising meetings and ensure that meetings are properly minuted
  • Ensuring that team communication is maintained, regular briefings
  • Motivating workforce and maintain good moral
  • Preparing project status reports and project change requests
  • Maintaining records of expenditure, accounting, costing and billing
  • Negotiating and resolve issues as they arise across areas of the project where they impact on other activities, system and projects
  • Organising and chair project reference group (architects, suppliers specialists and like) meetings, as appropriate
  • Communicating project status to the most senior client representatives, team members and involved parties
  • Maintaining project documentation
  • Ensuring Site Drawing Files are up to date
  • Ensuring any samples are correctly issued and labelled as per contract requirements
  • Issuing instructions for extra works agreed by the client
  • Agreeing programme changes
  • Preparation of Project Quality plans
  • Agreeing project sequencing to the appropriate detail with the client
  • Ensuring that site accommodation and stores are secure and accessible when required
  • Ordering and termination of site communication lines, facilities and utilities
  • Preparing, agreeing and monitoring the contract’s working program
  • Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of contract drawings, the design issues and have the ability to plan the works to suit
  • Issuing regular progress schedules to the client
  • Liaising with and supervise the work of the other professionals involved in the project
  • Ensuring that what is being constructed is meeting the project’s requirements and objectives
  • Ensuring that the construction quality standards are adhered to
  • Protecting and enhancing the positive reputation of the company
  • Issuing requests for information
  • Arranging and conducting sub-contactor interviews
  • Preparing Swift’s own RAMS
  • Obtaining method/COSHH/Risk statements from sub-contractors prior to them starting work
  • Agreeing sub-contractor day works or hours, material and plant prior to them starting work
  • Preparing the project’s managers progress monthly report
  • Submitting and agreeing company day work sheets
  • Recording extra works
  • Recording delays
  • Notifying the Line Manager/ Directors of program/quality problems prior to client intervention
  • Ensuring that the company are conforming to their Health & Safety & Environmental responsibilities


  • At least 2 years proven experience as Construction Project Manager
  • 2 years joinery/Fit Out experience
  • In-depth understanding of construction procedures and material and project management principles
  • Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Familiarity with construction/project management software
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • A team player with leadership abilities


Educated to at least undergraduate degree level holding a professional qualification and/or having time served in a role of a comparable level.

  • Must have CSCS Managers or above
  • SMSTS certificate

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