Job Description

Capital Programme Contract Manager
Location: Somerset
Rate: £433.25 per day umbrella (flexable for the right person)

Job Description:
We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Capital Programme Contract Manager to join A Local Authority in Somerset.
In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of Housing Capital Programme contracts, ensuring that the objectives, targets, and priorities of the Council are achieved while remaining compliant with statutory regulations.
The Housing Capital Programme team manages approximately £15m per annum of spend on a variety of improvement projects for the 5,600 landlord properties within the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).

Examples of contracts delivered include:
  • Replacement kitchens and bathrooms
  • Re-roofing
  • Replacement windows and doors
  • Installation and updating of door entry systems
  • Upgrading insulation and ventilation
  • Major environmental improvement programmes
  • Electrical testing and remedial works
  • Fire safety works (e.g., fire doors, emergency lighting, and compartmentalisation)
  • Water safety works
Key Responsibilities:
  • Deliver Housing Capital Programme contracts in line with Council objectives, targets, and priorities.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, including construction-related health and safety legislation, Planning and Building Control requirements, and Best Practice in project management.
  • Provide high-quality expertise in Housing Capital Programme services to support the Council's aims, objectives, and operational planning.
  • Relevant construction knowledge, including existing building types, forms of construction, and potential building pathology issues.
  • Detailed knowledge of a range of building contract forms, including amendments.
  • Knowledge of construction-related health and safety legislation and requirements.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including Planning and Building Control requirements.
  • Knowledge of Best Practice in project management, including PRINCE2 methodology.
  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g., CIOB) or extensive experience in the construction sector.
  • Evidence of continuing development of professional and management skills, e.g., through training, qualification, and/or experience.