Business Change Project Manager/Senior Project Manager – Site Operations, Operational Blueprint and Town Planning

Full Time - Europe, United Kingdom, Salisbury

This entry was posted on February 20, 2018.

Our dedicated Project Management Team at RLB in Bristol are responsible for delivering a varied portfolio of projects spanning a variety of sectors. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service to our clients and enjoy long term relationships with them.

We are a sector focused business actively operating and investing in Health, Commercial, Residential, Education and Retail clients and projects. Surveyors work in close contact with the client, advising them on legal and financial matters that arise during the project.

Overview of Role:

We are currently recruiting a Project Manager/Senior Project Manager to join a well-established client focused team of Project Managers working within an existing Project Management Office (PMO) at Public Health England (PHE), Porton Down delivering the Science Hub Programme. The aim of the programme is to relocate circa 3000 PHE staff from a number of existing locations to a new purpose built facility at Harlow, Essex. The programme is presently at the end of RIBA Stage 2, with four main Contractors now appointed under NEC3 to deliver circa £400M of capital expenditure. RIBA Stage 3 design is now ongoing, with construction work anticipated to commence on site during 2019.

The programme is split into a number of different work packages (Projects) under the jurisdiction of an Establishment Project Officer (EPO), and supported by a separate supply chain partner project manager and cost manager.

The requirements for the Establishment Project Officer (EPO), for this role concerns the provision of Senior Project Manager/Project Manager – whose role will be to manage the P14/BC02 package – Site Operations, Operational Blueprint and Town Planning. The role is based at Porton Down but will require visits to other PHE offices including London and Harlow.

The post holder will as a client side Establishment Project Officer (EPO), support the Programme Team, in delivering the Science Hub Programme, working closely with the user community, other EPO’s and members of the programme core team, supply chain partners and external suppliers / contractors as required. Each EPO is responsible for the delivery of agreed work packages (Projects) as part of the wider Science Hub Programme objectives. This needs to be done in accordance with the Programme governance arrangements/procedures, PHEs policies and procedures and Government Procurement Strategy where required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To co-ordinate the activities of the supply chain Project Manager and Cost Manager with the client’s objectives
  • To report to and liaise with senior PHE management on related issues
  • To manage the associated client deliverables and functions
  • A SPM/PM responsible for identifying and managing issues associated with the Site Operations, Operational Blueprint and Town Planning.
  • To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances
  • To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures
  • Comply with established procurement/commercial/contractual strategies
  • Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards

Professional Skills:

Management of a Project within a client side programme in accordance with MSP principles including:

  • Preparation of key stage reports
  • Preparation of various schedules and plans of work
  • Management of meetings, taking and preparation of minutes
  • Preparation of progress reports and presentation at Project Executive /client meetings

Candidate Requirements:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results. Experience of Site Operations, Operational Blueprint and Town Planning would be beneficial.


  • The candidate must be familiar with Prince2 and MSP procedures.
  • Ideally must be chartered – MRICS, MCIOB or equivalent
  • Construction Project Management degree or a similar construction related qualification with extensive technical delivery experience in a similar role gained within a Contracting organisation, consultancy or end user client.
  • Ability to identify and develop potential opportunities to secure more business for RLB
  • Well organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable and flexible
  • Experience of the healthcare, science and/or defence sectors advantageous


RLB is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All job applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, “race” (includes nationality, national / ethnic origins, colour) marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, gender reassignment, religion and belief

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