Job profile – Assistant Project Manager (Mechanical and Electrical)

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under About us - find a job.

Grade J

  • Location: Shearlegs Road Depot
  • Service: Property and Assets
  • Line Manager: Section Manager

Job purpose

The operational project management of construction projects for housing and non-housing capital investment works.

The key roles of this post will include:

  1. To effectively co-ordinate and supervise M&E teams engaged in the delivery of construction projects.
  2. To monitor and manage employee performance and other related issues within all appropriate HR guidance / legislation.
  3. To monitor and manage subcontractor performance and other related issues within all appropriate contract guidelines.
  4. To ensure performance management, KPI and targets are monitored and delivered within budget and / or with efficiencies.
  5. To accurately record investment activities to properties updating ICT systems to aid with future asset management.
  6. To prepare programs for M&E projects.
  7. To ensure compliance with appropriate specifications and codes of practice.
  8. To deliver quality services with an appropriate framework (e.g. Best Value, Q.A.).
  9. To be pro-active in all aspects of safety management to comply with current legislation (including tests such as material sampling).
  10. Ensure all programs are delivered on time, to agreed quality standards and on budget.
  11. Coordinate and monitor the delivery of all operations and activities such as rewires, boiler schemes, testing schemes and externally funded schemes.
  12. To demonstrate a positive, diverse and inclusive attitude to both internal and external customers and colleagues.
  13. Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post.




  • Principles of Electrical/Mechanical background with either relevant on-site managerial or technical work experience
  • Reading and understanding construction drawings and specifications
  • Health & Safety regulations, inc CDM Regs
  • Budget and financial planning
  • Managing employees on-site
  • Project management
  • IT literate
  • Working as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce


  • HNC/D or equivalent qualification in a building services and/or extensive Mechanical and Electrical operational experience at a similar level or position
  • SMSTS or equivalent
  • ECS card
  • Driving licence and access to a vehicle


  • Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of equality and diversity and the ability to evidence how this would be displayed within the workplace



  • Relevant professional/managerial qualification
  • Scaffold Inspection
  • Temporary works co-ordination


  • Design & Build
  • Collaborative/partnership working
  • Use of AutoCAD
  • Use of Microsoft Project


  • Working with a diverse range of customers

Competencies relating to this post

Deciding and initiating action
Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions which may include tough choices or considered risks.

Working with people
Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.

Writing and reporting
Writes convincingly; writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; avoids the unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well structured and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience.

Planning and organising
Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.

Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals.

Following instructions and procedures
Not challenging authority; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the organisation; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role.

Coping with pressures and setbacks
Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurised environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personal life.

Achieving personal work goals and objectives
Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm; works hard and puts in longer hours when it is necessary; seeks progression to roles of increased responsibility and influence; identifies own development needs and makes use of developmental or training opportunities.