Principal Project Manager - RAF Alconbury

Alconbury | Other





Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.


Location: RAF Alconbury, also covering RAF Lakenheath

Salary: Competitive + Company Car/Car Allowance + Benefits

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm



Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager for Billable Works,  the Principal Project Manager will manage a team responsible for developing the annual programme, scoping of projects, main contractor selection, and the safe and profitable delivery of all projects


This role will see you manage a team of project managers with weekly tracker updates to deliver all projects on the annual Billable Works programme, project manage complex or high-profile projects, ensure projects are delivered to the appropriate legislative and JSP standards, report tracker updates to SPM and HoBW, ensure all projects have a formal brief, specifications, procurement plans and tender documents, and is robustly managed, in accordance with the contract and are delivered to build programmes.


You will also drive continuous improvement throughout the billable works function including but not limited to Commercial and Supply Chain management, implement processes and guidance across the contract to ensure consistency of delivery, manage main contractors in line with Vivo supply chain management, ensure compliance with policies and procedures and delivery standards for managing the delivery including compliance with Health and Safety requirements including the CDM Regulations and Control of Asbestos Regulations, and be responsible for client and stakeholder management including producing progress reports and ensuring stakeholders are fully communicated with throughout the life of the projects.


You will be managing new build, refurb/refit and demolition construction projects at RAF Alconbury and RAF Lakenheath. Candidates must be based within a one hour commute of either of these sites.



What You Need To Do The Job:


First and foremost, you should be an experienced Senior or Principal Project Manager from a construction background, or a senior Project Coordinator with HNC or equivalent qualification in Building/Civil Engineering or Electrical/Mechanical Engineering.

This role may also suit experienced Construction Site Managers with project delivery experience.


You should have a good understanding of Asbestos Awareness, IOSH Managing Safely and Legionella Control (L8).


Strong IT skills are essential, along with excellent people management, budget management, communication and organisational skills.



What We Offer

  • Company car/car allowance
  • 6% employer matched pension contribution
  • Single private medical cover
  • Life assurance at 2 x base salary
  • 1 professional subscription per year
  • 25 days annual leave

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Leader. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.



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31/07/2024 01:16:00
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