Job profile – Project Manager

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

Grade K

  • Location: Shearlegs Road Depot
  • Service: Property and Assets
  • Line Manager: Section Manager
  • Car user status: Casual

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 prepare detailed programs for construction projects.
  2. To monitor, manage and update progress of construction projects against programs.
  3. To effectively co-ordinate and supervise teams engaged in the delivery of construction projects.
  4. To monitor and manage employee performance and other related issues within all appropriate HR guidance/legislation.
  5. To monitor and manage subcontractor performance and other related issues within all appropriate contract guidelines.
  6. To manage, monitor and challenge financial and budget performance and other related issues within all appropriate standing orders.
  7. To accurately record investment activities to properties updating ICT systems to aid with future asset management.
  8. To ensure compliance with appropriate specifications and codes of practice.
  9. To deliver quality services with an appropriate framework (e.g. Best Value, Q.A.).
  10. To be proactive in all aspects of health & safety management to comply with current legislation, including CDM Regulations, and promote a culture of good health and safety practice within the working environment.
  11. Coordinate and monitor the delivery of all operations and activities of, but not limited to, domestic and commercial New Build, Renovations, and Investment works.
  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.




  • Have a professional qualification such as a degree and/or willingness to work towards a degree in construction management or Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification.
  • HNC/D or equivalent qualification in a Construction related subject and/or extensive industry related experience at a similar level or position.
  • Driving licence


  • Substantial demonstrable experience working on multiple technically complex projects with minimal supervision
  • On-site managerial or technical work experience
  • Reading and accurately interpreting construction drawings and specifications
  • Producing detailed construction programmes
  • Health & Safety regulations, inc CDM Regs
  • Managing employee and subcontractor performance
  • Proficient in IT packages such as MS Project and Excel
  • Working as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce


  • Principles of Construction
  • Project Management Methodology
  • Building Regulations and Codes of Practice
  • 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
  • Qualified Prince 2 practitioner
  • Scaffold Inspection
  • Temporary works co-ordination
  • 3 day first aid


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


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

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.