Small Works Construction Project Manager

Posted 20/06/2024 by OCS Group UK

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Job Reference: /CH/19-06/1206/4

Job Title: Small Works Construction Project Manager

Location: Glasgow

Salary: Competitive

Hours per week: Monday to Friday - 08:00 - 16:30 - 38 hours per week 

Business Overview

The OCS workforce is made up of 50,000 passionate, responsive, and knowledgeable colleagues, all of whom deliver sustainable and award-winning FM solutions to our clients.

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Small Works Construction Project Manager to join our passionate and driven team.

The Small Works Construction Project Manager will join the contract delivery team within OCS and will be responsible for the cradle-to-grave delivery of minor and major project activity across the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) estate in Scotland.

The successful candidate will collaborate with wider contract management in operations, capital projects and commercial workstreams which will seamlessly deliver a combination of Tier 1 to 3 minor and major project activities in a safe, compliant, and sustainable manner.

We are seeking an ambitious, driven and enthusiastic individual with experience in fast-paced technical & project engineering environments to oversee and programme manage project and minor works delivery, a variety of M&E, fabric and specialist services ensuring service is delivered to the highest standards in safety, quality, compliance and integrity. Candidates must have practical experience delivering small works construction projects.. The role is office/site based.

***The prospective candidate will obtain Non-Police Personnel Vetting Standards (NPPV) Level 2 in order to be considered for this role***


  • Wide range of retail discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Join our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to “CHROMA”, our internal colleague-led diversity and inclusion community – join a committee or take part in our events
  • Access to internal Mental Health First Aiders
  • Immediate access to “Opportunity” our internal Learning and Development platform
  • Required professional membership fees paid for

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordination of minor and capital works project delivery across Scotland through vetted and accredited supply chain.
  • Own the customer relationship, promoting a one-team approach and issue resolution.
  • Deliver life cycle and capital investment programmes in a range of workstreams such as building fabric & roofing, custody suite upgrades and planned life cycle replacement of key infrastructure.
  • Effective programme management of all tier 1-3 project activity and designation to correct delivery team.
  • Carry out pre-start meetings, technical inspections, formal handovers, building walkarounds and pro-actively identify tasks ensuring that all works are delivered to the required quality/industry standards.
  • Oversee sub-contractor delivery and ensure appropriate resources are in place to support a range of project activities.
  • Control of approved business documents for the account including CPPs, H&S documents and variation processes.
  • Competent in the completion of construction phase plans.
  • CDM trained and experienced.
  • Support the implementation of local community initiatives and SME engagement to boost local and regional delivery models.
  • Commercially astute, experience in operating contracts within NEC frameworks and associated systems.
  • Establish contract performance management procedures including targets and reporting mechanisms.
  • Ensure that the contract team are provided with the necessary levels of support from management and the wider OCS team.
  • Management of project WIP to ensure that the billing cycle is minimised, and all applications / accounts are accurate and are issued in a timely manner.  
  • P&L responsibility for Projects Workstream reporting in the allocated area, ensuring that GP levels are maximised.
  • Management of commercial risk through adherence to OCS commercial procedures and policies. 

About You:

  • Management experience in the Project Management arena managing hard services projects is essential.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative requirements that impact on the client’s property.
  • Knowledge of NEC4 TSC framework beneficial but not necessary.
  • Hold a valid CSCS card and have relevant H&S qualifications for the position (IOSH, SMSTS).
  • Excellent communication skills including presentation and written report writing.
  • Good PC skills, including advanced Excel.
  • Security Clearance to NPPV/2 will be a mandatory requirement of this role.
  • Full driving licence.

How to apply

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