Overview

  1. Purpose of Job:
  • London Borough Of Barnet, The Local Authority has a large and diverse portfolio of Capital Projects and needs high calibre project and programme management to help shape and deliver plans to deliver key projects to support the Borough’s Growth Strategy.
  • The Hendon Hub scheme has a c.£100m construction value, with a GDV of over £250m GDV.  The scheme based is in and around The Burroughs in Hendon NW4; You will have overall responsibility for leading the delivery of the Hendon Hub scheme on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet;
  •  This role will be responsible for leading and clienting the project team to ensure that the project is managed in accordance with the council’s project management toolkit and that all delivery risk is managed and mitigated as far as possible.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring full compliance with the relevant parts of the council’s constitution regarding procurement, land and property transactions, and decision making.
  • You will be responsible for manoeuvring the project through local government governance and political approval processes
  1. Key accountabilities/duties/responsibilities:

 

  • Lead officer for the clienting, constitutional compliance, strategic direction and co-ordination of the Hendon Hub development;
  • Working collaboratively, managing both internal and external consultants, developing excellent relationships;
  • Working collaboratively with Middlesex University as strategic partner;
  • Working closely with the procurement team to oversee all relevant procurement activity, including supply chain management of consultant /contractor appointments, to maximise value for money and supply chain performance on third party spend;
  • Lead the procurement of an Employers’ Agent to manage the delivery of the scheme;
  • Working with the Employer’s Agent and the project team, ensure the compliant procurement of a main contractor, ensuring that the delivery solution and procurement are managed, as far as is possible, to minimise development risk and that the best solution is obtained in a timely fashion, whilst complying with the rules of public sector procurement;
  • Work with legal advisors to implement the required contractual structures to reflect approved commercial deal structures and ensure appropriate monitoring and management arrangements to ensure successful delivery and strong, successful relationships with partners;
  • Work with the Programme Director to finalise funding for the scheme, ensuring that the funding solution is financially and commercially strong, whilst mitigating risks;
  • Where necessary, oversee the negotiation of land transactions, including Sale and Purchase Agreements and leases, and secure all relevant internal approvals;
  • Oversee all development financial viability, and review on a regular basis to ensure that the project remains viable and achieves income targets;
  • Lead any remaining town planning strategy on the scheme
  • Ensure that all preconditions for the scheme are discharged in a timely fashion;
  • Thoroughly evaluate the key risks of the scheme on an ongoing basis and implement measures to mitigate these as far as possible, ensuring that the development does not expose the Council to unnecessary or unpalatable levels of risk;
  • Lead programme board meetings;
  • Provide clear leadership to the project team managing the delivery of the project.  Motivate and challenge them to meet or exceed programme metrics (time / cost / quality) and ensure that best practices are followed so that the project maximises its contribution to the council’s strategic aims and ambitions;
  • Responsible for reporting internally and ensure that all internal and external key stakeholders are regularly updated on progress on the scheme, including senior officers and councillors, residents and local businesses, and Middlesex University, amongst others;
  • Ensure that excellent governance is maintained on the project;
  • Operating within the scheme of delegation – Approve in consultation with budget holder all budgetary and commercial requirements, providing the necessary levels of challenge on this and make recommendations to Board;
  • Ensure that the development activity complies with regulatory and other statutory obligations;
  • Adhere to Article 10 (Decision Making) of the constitution, which includes the procurement and land transaction rules
  • Identify, commission, and manage external consultancy such as mechanical & electrical engineers, valuation, building control and business case modelling.
  • Be accountable for H&S on all capital schemes within control.
  • Ensure continuous improvement and best practice in capital works delivery.
  1. Promotion of Corporate Values
  • To ensure that customer care is maintained to the agreed standards according to the Council’s values. To ensure that a high level of confidentiality is maintained in all aspects of work.
  • To demonstrate alignment to the priorities, values and behaviours within the Barnet Plan and Growth & Corporate Services Business plan
  1. Flexibility
  • The jobholder may be required to carry out other reasonable duties commensurate with the grade, as requested by the line manager.
  • This job description is not exhaustive and may change as the post or the needs to the Council develop. Such changes will be subject to consultation between the post holder and their manager and, if necessary, further job evaluation

 

  1. The council’s commitment to equality
  • To deliver the council’s commitment to equality of opportunity both in the provision of services and as an employer.  All staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the council delivers.

Skills
·      Project and programme management

·      Risk analysis

·      Customer engagement

·      Public procurement

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with stakeholders internally, and in a range of external organisations
  • Ability to manage staff on a project basis
  • Ability to work under own initiative, taking responsibility and ownership for solving problems

Hours 36

Base Salary £54873

Top point Salary £61455