Project Manager

Full Time
Posted Today
Job description

Our Opportunity

Working flexibly from our Midlands base, we have numerous exciting projects with Bedford Local Authority working on schools, new design and build, extensions and repurposing. The successful Project Manager will join the team in Leicester and become part of the collaborative culture at Pick Everard; a construction and property consultancy who have operated within the market for over 150 years. Work is across the educational and local authority sector and will involve working client side.

As Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the design and management of projects in the value of circa £1-30m. Other responsibilities of the role include:

  • Agree and develop the client’s brief from inception in conjunction with any other consultants appointed
  • Co-ordinate, manage and communicate with the client, project stakeholders and other consultants appointed to meet requirements of the project
  • Preparation of programmes and undertaking programme management
  • Undertake change management, co-ordinate the design process, oversee and manage the control of the project both pre- and post-contract including financial expenditure throughout all RIBA stages.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the development of the procurement strategy and procurement activities
  • Undertake and participate in risk-, value- and opportunities management, including facilitating workshops to ensure that these activities are controlled within the project team including contractors, sub-contractors, and the supply chain
  • Prepare and issue reports, including but not limited to preparation of Project Execution Plans (PEP), Strategy Reports, Risk Registers, Progress Reports etc.
  • Ensure that the project meets statutory approvals and take actions as necessary to ensure that the projects meet these statutory responsibilities
Long to short term you can expect to become involved in a range of exciting and challenging schemes across both the private and public sectors, with clients including schools, residential developers, hospitals and retail outlets.

About You

This role will suit a Project Manager who has strong experience working on a variety of projects within the built environment. Ideally you will also have the following skills, experience and attributes:


  • Experience in a compatible role in the construction environment (Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor or Building Surveyor background)
  • Knowledge of building technology and construction principles
  • A good understanding of forms of building contract (JCT and NEC3) and experience of contract administration
  • Ability to control day to day programming and planning, monitor progress and expenditure of projects
  • Excellent communication and client facing skills, combined with strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Membership of a construction related professional body, such as CIOB or RICS – desirable
  • Project management related qualification (Prince2 or similar) – desirable
  • Experience in using Microsoft Project, Asta or Primavera software
  • Full UK driving licence
  • A professional and compassionate attitude
  • A commitment to delivering a high-quality client experience
  • Ability to provide direction and lead the wider Project Team
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Teamworking skills
  • An inquisitive nature

About Us

Why work for Pick Everard?

At Pick Everard, we work together to make the extraordinary a reality. We’re looking for exceptional new talent to be a part of our journey as we move forward through our ambitious five-year Business Plan.

We are an independent award-winning property and construction consultancy firm, operating within the industry, providing complete integrated service delivery to help our clients deliver better solutions across real estate, infrastructure and the natural environment.

We are at the forefront of the industry and enjoy a culture that is centred around being creative, professional, compassionate, client-oriented and fun.

Our recent successes include:

  • Listed as an NCE100 Consultancy and AJ100 Practice
  • Named a Top 150 Consultancy by Building Magazine
  • Recognised as a leading Financial Times Consultancy
  • Winners of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) Awards, Best Business Performance of the Year – Large Consultancy
  • Winners at the RICS Awards – Infrastructure category
  • An Investors in People and Investors in Excellence accredited business
  • Winners at the Enterprising Women Awards

Through our remarkable history we have already established the sound principles of success and we have the vision and ambition to be even better, as we move forward into a very bright future. We’re growing and we need more experts onboard. Join us and we will provide you with an inspiring environment in which you’ll be able to drive real progress and impact in your career.

To learn more about why it’s good to work here please visit our website and follow us on social media. Be part of it.

Remuneration / benefits

We value and promote a positive work-life balance and encourage every member of our team to get involved with charity, sports, community and company events. Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is really important to us, and we work hard to make sure everyone feels a valued part of our organisation. We are also a responsible employer and Investors in People accredited business.

You will receive an attractive salary that will match your skills and experience, as well as the following benefits:

  • Stakeholder pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • 26 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays + option to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Season ticket loan or car loan
  • Cycle to work scheme

Our office is based in the centre of Leicester (with a mix of flexible home working) with plenty of amenities nearby, as well as excellent public transport links - we are committed to using sustainable travel wherever possible, benefiting our staff, our business and our community.

If you are interested in this Project Manager position in Leicester please apply with your CV and covering letter below.

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