Project Manager

Project Manager 

Darent Valley Hospital

Dartford, DA2 8DA

Full Time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week)

Competitive salary plus benefits


Here at Serco, we are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our team at Darent Valley Hospital. Darent Valley Hospital is a 478-bed, acute district general hospital in Dartford, Kent.


This role will support Serco's project team in delivering projects on-site in a well organised and professional manner. The Project Manager will ensure contractors are inducted to site, works are appropriately planned into site operations and facilitating access and closure of works.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Manage single or multiple smaller initiative and projects for Client, Hospital Trust & Serco of varying complexity.
  • Assist with the management of the Lifecycle Works and deliverables for the FM Contract including but not limited to review of Concessionco (THC - Client) Lifecycle plans; provision of FM Co Asset Register complete with life expectancies; estimates of cost of Lifecycle Works, identification & challenge to Concessionco Lifecycle plans and preparation of the Annual Programme
  • Full project ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation through to hand-over and full recovery of costs.
  • Provide input into the project with regards to local knowledge, restrictions, and requirements.
  • Provide a weekly summary progress update via email to key individuals/stakeholders.
  • Chair and minute monthly progress meetings with the contractors to inform senior stakeholders of progress of the works, issues affecting the programme and any risks.
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and hand-over management activities. 
  • Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • A Degree / Diploma or Building Services Engineering HNC / HND or higher.
  • Project Management skills and working knowledge of Building Services projects with a Contractor.
  • Experience and knowledge of Clean Rooms is preferred, particularly in an NHS environment, with knowledge of HTM & HBN requirements.
  • Strong organisation and communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.


Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work: Working within Estates at Serco means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that patients continue to receive the support that they need 24/7.

A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support a hospital and we're big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, progress into team management or move into operations, you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.


Great people: Hospitals are busy places and you will find yourself interacting with staff, patients, visitors and of course your supportive team. You will be a significant part of the hospital.

What we offer

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the wider public.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work.
  • A company that recognises your contribution.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such 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. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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07/06/2023 02:56:00
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