Project Manager

Location : Name
Vistry South East Midlands
Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time
Site Posting Location
Upwood, Cambridgeshire

Role Overview

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for a Project Manager to join our team within Vistry South East Midlands, at our site in Upwood, Cambridgeshire. As our Project Manager you will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the control and delivery of construction projects to meet client specifications (safety, quality, cost, time, etc.) such that all budget, risk, specification, project timescales, customer and business objectives are met in full. Located in Ramsey, this project is the 2nd phase on an existing site and will consist of 160 affordable houses and apartments. There will be multiple client meetings on site, so excellent stakeholder management skills are essential for this role, along with the ability to drive the site teams to ensure we are delivering high quality homes.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Valid SMSTS Certificate
  • Construction-related academic qualification; BSc, or HNC or time-served tradesperson with proven track record in Site Management
  • Experience working on new build residential multi story projects
  • Experience in the management of Health and Safety
  • Ability to analyse technical and commercial aspects of developments and apply solutions in terms of time, cost, quality and best use of available resources.
  • A proven operational, team player who can set direction and delivery within challenging market conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Creates a positive environment which drives a culture of respect and mutual support within their team.
  • Creates consensus through influence and persuasion with the ability to inspire others.
  • Reputation for integrity, maturity and sound business judgment and be totally comfortable leading and working in a team environment.
  • Qualified to the required CIOB Grade applicable at the time in accordance with group policy
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Asta Power Project
  • Managing all aspects of the build process
  • Good working knowledge of the JCT D&B contract
  • Up to date knowledge of Health and Safety obligations and building legislation
  • A good understanding of the considerate contractor’s requirements to achieve high scores.

More about the Project Manager role…

  • Responsible for the safety and welfare of the general public, staff and supply chain within their control under the strict observance of the Vistry safety policy
  • Drive delivery of continuous safety improvements
  • Overall responsibility for the successful safe completion of the project: quality, time, procurement, client interface and to lead by example in all that they do, from commencement on site to a snag free PC.
  • In collaboration with the Project Design Co-ordinator, management of internal/external design team/consultants to meet project deadlines and contract design requirements
  • Work collaboratively with the project MQS, QS and Buying team to procure efficiently and to programme to meet both the budget and programme needs
  • Encourage and coach team members to develop their skills, giving regular feedback and providing challenging learning experiences
  • Ensure employees feel motivated and engaged to deliver excellence
  • Assist in the recruitment of the best people available to meet project needs
  • Manage liaisons, interfaces and contacts with project client and stakeholder such that positive and ongoing customer relationships are maintained
  • Manage all correspondence related to the project
  • Ensure that detailed plans are developed commensurate with the overall project plan such that material, resources and supply chain can be procured and scheduled
  • Chair site meetings; progress meetings, safety meetings and project reviews with all stakeholders as appropriate, including the production of formal client and internal project reports and drop line programmes
  • Ensure that all additional work is identified, fully costed and agreed with the client
  • Understand and appreciate the commercial implications and drivers within the construction process and incorporate these within decision making
  • Strategically produces and regularly reviews the project programme (including Procurement & Design) to ensure completion on time
  • Ensure Vistry processes on site are adhered to
  • Ensure all team members are fully inducted and carry out role specific requirements, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure team members understand any sustainability practices relevant to their role, and encourage continuous improvement

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.




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