Construction Project Manager (12 month fixed term contract)

Oliver Bonas

Chessington

£30,000 - £35,000 per annum dependent on experience

Full time

Temporary

We have an amazing opportunity for a Construction Project Manager to join Team OB in our Support Office on a 12-month fixed-term contract.

As a Construction Project Manager at OB, you will be a key member of the Store Design and Property team, working closely with the Head of Store Design in supervising, implementing, and coordinating the programme of new store and refurb construction projects.

All with the aim of delivering set projects within a target timeframe and budget, along with providing administrative support across purchasing and procurement. You will be working in a fast-paced environment, where you will be contributing ideas and working collaboratively with the wider business. You will be highly organised and able to work across multiple projects at one time, with strong attention to detail and a drive to ensure the highest standards are achieved.

Using your strong problem-solving and multitasking skills, you will calmly navigate the constantly changing environment of each construction project. From initial planning right through to construction on site and eventual handover to the Retail team, you will be involved in all stages of the construction project.

Our Support Office is based in Tolworth, near Chessington, only a 30-minute journey from London Waterloo. We are working a 50/50 split of office and home working.


A bit about us …

Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store. We are proud to call ourselves Team OB and believe Oliver Bonas is a truly special place to work. Our company values are Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind, and these values sit at the heart of every role here at OB. We are passionate and provide everyone with a fun place to work. Working at OB is more than just a job; it’s somewhere to build a career you are passionate about.


More about the role …

OB’s Construction Project Manager will:

• Design and implement the cost tendering process to ensure Oliver Bonas is engaging with cost-effective operators

• Develop pricing schedules to forecast budgets for future projects accurately

• Plan projects, scheduling, and coordination

• Compile, manage, and adequately supervise the budget for all approved projects

• Research and collate information about licenses, planning applications and permits for all upcoming projects

• Manage client direct sub-contractors and suppliers including pricing, orders, coordination with main contractors, scheduling, delivery etc.

• Communicate project progress, status and costs in a regular and timely fashion

• Resolve on-site issues or problems involving material or fixture delivery and contract administration

• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation ensuring all O&M and CDM information is stored and distributed effectively

• Liaise with external stakeholders(shopping centres, Travel hubs etc) to ensure project completion processes are followed and documentation provided

• Facilitate meetings with key persons and collaborate with project teams to ensure timely decision-making.

• Managing multiple current projects at different levels of completion/status


Bonas Benefits:

• Up to 50% employee discount.

• Westfield Health Be Well Cash Plan.

• Auto-enrolment into our pension plan.

• Access to Looop – our eLearning platform.

• Access to Care First employee assistance programmes – offering financial, emotional and vocational support to everyone at OB.

• Annual discretionary profit related pay scheme.

• An opportunity to work at the highest placed retailer in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in the UK list 2022.


What we look for:

• Prior relevant commercial experience in a construction or related field

• Organised, efficient and responsive

• Analytical approach, comfortable working with numbers and data

• Critical thinking and decision-making skills

• Attention to detail.

• Enthusiastic, self-confident and self-motivated.

• Good negotiations and presentation skills with the ability to influence others

• Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal at all levels, both within the company and externally

• Time management and a clear ability to prioritise

• Technical construction knowledge

• Microsoft office suite & relevant Project management software proficiency

• A Degree or equivalent qualification in an associated field i.e Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Engineering would be beneficial.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at OB

At Oliver Bonas, our promise is to do our bit to make living a joyful experience and give cause for optimism. This promise is central to our work in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). To bring joy to others, we must first ensure everyone at OB feels valued, included and most importantly, can be themselves at work.

It is important to us that our brand reflects wider society and the communities in which we operate. As a result, we welcome all eligible applicants for this role however we are particularly interested in speaking to eligible candidates from the Black, Asian & Mixed Heritage communities.

To read more about our ED&I commitments, head over to the EDI page on our website: https://www.oliverbonas.com/meet-the-team/diversity