Location
Penrith
Position
Building and Projects Manager
Advertising Salary
£46,000-£52,000 per annum depending on experience
Hours Per Week
37.5
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time

About The Role

We have a fantastic new opportunity available for someone, who displays our company values of Warmth, Graft and Courage, to join our dynamic Property Team with responsibility for building and project management for the Westmorland Estate.

A family business, started in 1972 from our farm in Cumbria, which now runs unique motorway service areas – Tebay on the M6, Gloucester on the M5 and Cairn Lodge on the M74 – we don’t run franchises but instead our own Farmshops and Kitchens. We also have Junction 38, a services dedicated to HGV drivers, Rheged, a meeting place, Cafe, Gallery and Cinema, and the Westmorland Hotel situated on the edge of the Lake District.

This new role will be responsible for delivering technical building surveying advice for all of the Westmorland estate, including new builds, extensions, upgrading and refurbishing and ensure the estate is operating efficiently and effectively.

The Building and Projects Manager will conduct feasibility studies and develop specifications for construction projects as well as undertake the procurement and management of construction contracts from initial feasibility to completion and handover.

They will also develop and manage the planned maintenance programme for Westmorland properties and provide technical and professional advice to ensure the integrity of Westmorland estate is maintained.

This role will also lead the procurement and management of technical experts and specialists via external contractors and consultants to support in house capability, actively mentor and develop team members as well as manage the activities of both internal colleagues and external suppliers to ensure project delivery.

About You

As this role will involve travelling to our different sites, a full driving licence is essential as well as having a proven track record of delivery of maintenance and construction programmes and projects. 
 
You will also need to hold a relevant degree in Building Surveying as well as holding, or working towards, becoming RICS accredited or equivalent.
 
You will need to have comprehensive knowledge of building and construction, including building regulations, health and safety, contract administration and JCT as well as other forms of construction contracts, with contractor and consultant management experience.
 
You will also need to have experience of project and planning process management alongside knowledge of CDM regulations implementation and risk assessments, with commercial acumen and a commitment to deliver value for money whilst having a positive approach to team working.
 
An environmental Management System qualification and relevant Health and Safety qualification would also be desirable but not essential.
 
 
 
 

About Us

At the Westmorland Family we encourage a flexible approach to work, including hybrid working, having the balance between working from our Family Office in Penrith, Cumbria for some of the week and working from home.
 
We also offer a competitive salary, car allowance, 33 days holiday (with an extra day gained every 3 years up to a maximum of 36 days), including an extra day off for your birthday, 5% pension contribution, as well as generous Westmorland Family discounts. Part time working will also be considered if this is something that would be important to you.

If this sounds exciting to you, please do apply.

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