Projects and Lifecycle Manager (Building and Construction)

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£42,000 to £45,000 per annum
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£42,000 - £45,000
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This is an excellent opportunity to join our Government Schools business as Projects and Lifecycle Manager. Sodexo is responsible for three PFI contracts in the London area (Merton, Leyton & Swanscombe) with a total of seven schools. One of our responsibilities is to manage the lifecycle capital expenditure fund and also to manage the delivery of the projects derived from this.

The Projects & Lifecycle manager will be responsible for managing the lifecycle plan across these three contracts, protecting the value of the fund, ensuring that the schools will meet contractual requirements both now and at the end of each contract (typically the projects are 12-13 years into a 25 year concession).

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Main responsibilities
Management of various ongoing building project works including: Building fabric, re-decoration, builds, new car parks etc. ensuring efficient planning, coordination and management of contractors.
Update the lifecycle plans on a periodic basis as required by the various contracts
Undertake annual condition assessments
Identify and develop the annual works plan for each school
Scope, procure and manage the delivery of the projects
Ensure compliance with Construction Design & Management Regulations
Coordinate with the other members of the operational team, collaborating to provide a service that meets the needs of our customers
Advise on and lead where appropriate client driven change/construction projects
Interface with the central projects team to drive value and consistency
Promulgate Sodexo’s Safety Culture, leading by example
Control and report on project finances both at project and programme (plan) level
Identify opportunities to extract value from the lifecyle plans

Ideal candidate
Experience in managing lifecycle programmes across multiple sites.
Experience in managing multiple projects at any one time at various stages as part of the delivery of the programme
Ability to demonstrate sound technical knowledge in construction, coming from either a building surveying or building services background
Previous knowledge of the workings of PFI would be an advantage
Ability to work autonomously but as part of an integrated team
Sound knowledge of the legislation covering building & construction in the UK
Good knowledge of Health & Safety - IOSH or CSC would be beneficial
Demonstrate an understanding of the particular constraints of working within a school – an enhanced DBS certificate is mandatory
Membership of or on a pathway to a recognised qualification e.g. RICS, CIOB, APM,CIBSE

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.


Project manager, construction manager, building project manager, project works manager, surveyor

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Nicholls

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