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Construction Project Manager

Head Office/Support Centre

Retail Property Project Manager

Working in our property team, you will being responsible for overseeing a number of different types of construction projects, including New-Store Openings, Refits, Site-Relocations and Low-Cost Renovations. In fact, when you join, we’ll actually refer to you as ‘Senior Construction Project Manager’.  

You will lead projects from initiation to close, hiring sub-contractors, working with vendors and tracking inventory of equipment and materials. You’ll be knowledgeable about regulations, permits and project management methodology. Your ability to work well with others, be highly organised and detail-oriented, meet deadlines and strive to stay within budget are essential in this role.

About our culture

The Works is such a welcoming place to… well… work! Our atmosphere is supportive, friendly and inclusive. A second home-from-home where you can be your best and authentic you. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, always moving, and full of energy. Yet we still make space to share must-watch TV recommendations and our favourite page-turners!

We’re a proactive and hardworking bunch who are dedicated to inspiring and empowering our customers to read, learn, create and play. It’s the perfect place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work… we’re people who ‘do’!

If you’re the kind of person who is as ’crafty’, ‘caring’ and ‘can-do’ as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

Some of the key responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineers and architects to determine the specifications of each project

  • Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements

  • Obtain permits and licenses from appropriate authorities

  • Determine needed resources (people, equipment, and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations

  • Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met

  • Acquire equipment and material and monitor stocks to effectively handle inadequacies

  • Hire contractors and other staff and allocate responsibilities

  • Supervise the work of labourers and mechanics and give them guidance when needed

  • Evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports

  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards and report issues

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Construction Project Manager / Retail Property Project Manager

  • PRINCE2 project management methodologies, or similar

  • Experience in the re-tendering of contracts

  • In-depth understanding of construction procedures, materials and project management principals

  • Retail, Leisure or Hospitality project management experience

  • Experience in large scale roll out projects or refurbishment projects

  • Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards

  • Good knowledge of MS Office

  • Familiarity with construction / project management software

What we will give to you!

  • 25% off colleague discount in-store and online (Often increased to 50% off for seasonal offers!)
  • 33 days holiday (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Holiday Purchase scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement by 5 extra days per year
  • Access to our MyWorks reward platform which has thousands of exclusive online discounts across hundreds of well-known retailers, utilities, holidays and much more!
  • Hybrid working – This varies by department, but typically we’re working to 1 or 2 days per week in the office
  • Save As You Earn (SAYE) scheme. Become a shareholder and buy your own piece of The Works by buying shares at an exclusive discounted rate direct-from-salary
  • Company pension contribution
  • Can-Do Academy – Instant access to training and development programmes when it suits you
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Health, Wellbeing and Financial support through the Retail Trust and our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Because you matter!
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Free Car Parking when on-site at our Support Centre
  • Optional Charity Giving schemes – Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn

And finally, the bit about The Works

We are working towards our ambition of becoming one of the most loved retailers in the UK and the go-to place for reading, learning, creativity and play.

We believe in the importance of fun and fulfilment and taking time out to do the things you love.

With 525 stores nationwide and a strong multi-channel proposition, our mission is to offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on core principles of value, variety and quality.

We’re super proud to be certified as two star ‘Outstanding to work for’ via Best Companies for three years running and a Sunday Times 2020 Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for.

 

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