Head of Projects

Job Title: Head of Projects
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH22882_1487242357
Contact Name: Sam Pearman
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

On behalf of our client we, we are currently recruiting for a Head of Projects based in Reading to join a leading global facilities and corporate real estate management company.

  • P&L responsibility for the Projects team to include all elements of 'chargeable work' including SSEW, Capital Projects and Move / Changes work
  • Ensure appropriate commercial arrangements and resources are in place to achieve financial targets
  • Identify and convert growth opportunities
  • Identify opportunities for cross-sell company offerings
  • Manage Debt and Open PO process relating to all Projects
  • Assess and actively manage risks to mitigate loss to the business
  • Complete ownership of the entire process and business activities of the Project delivery
  • Proactively manage customer relationships to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Provide leadership across UK to ensure consistency, accountability and control of projects across client portfolio
  • Ensure a meeting regime exists on a defined frequency that satisfies the client/s needs
  • Provide regular, accurate and timely client reporting
  • Manage and develop the Projects team, including recruitment and training development plans
  • Provide guidance to project delivery teams
  • Line Management of up to 4 direct reports
  • Support succession and development
  • Manage, as and when, other external PM's from within the business
  • Define and execute best working practises and roll out Playbooks of defined / proven practises and work flows to ensure service excellence
  • Establish regular, clear and consistent channels of communication at all levels within the organisation
  • Provide monthly project pipeline / utilisation data to support effective business decisions
  • Continually review and challenge the effectiveness of business operations

Experience Required:

  • Strong proven experience of leading / growing projects business for Fortune 500 companies
  • Experience of successfully managing large complex projects (up to $10M)
  • Bachelor's Degree - Chartered Building Surveyor, CIOB, Chartered Engineer (Construction, Mechanical, Electrical and/or Civil)
  • Construction / FM industry project management experience
  • Good customer awareness and relationship management skills
  • Ability to identify the need for and successfully manage change
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the business including effective written and oral communication
  • Demonstrate previous experience of business development and accountability for financial success
  • Strong proven experience working for blue chip companies in a customer facing capacity
  • Good IT skills, MS Project, Word, Excel, MS Outlook

We look forward to receiving your application.