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Band 7 Capital Development Officer

Job Description


Band 7 Capital Development Officer
Are you looking for Band 7 Capital Development Officer role? Interested in working for a large public body for a period of 9+ months with a possible extension?

VANRATH are recruiting a Band 7 Capital Development Officer to provide Estate Services support including the preparation and management of works projects, works carried out under the Trust's Term Service Short Contracts, provision of expert advice and the maintenance of the Estates Information Systems.

Remuneration:
c£40,057, alongside holiday entitlement.

Responsibilities

  • As and when required input into all aspects of the Trust's Term Service Short Contracts - including, procurement, management of contractors, liaison between service users and contractors, development, implementation and maintenance of all procedures, ensuring value for money, management of the minor works list, prioritisation of works, etc.
  • Provide specialist interpretation of user requirements to formulate capital project brief and act as lead in the briefing of external professional consultants engaged on major and minor works projects for the Trust.

  • Preparation of contract documentation. Examination and vetting of contract documentation prepared by external consultants. Provide advice to external consultants preparing contract documentation

  • Development and critical analysis of design team design options, to gain an optimum design within the constraints of conflicting user expectations, versus statutory, health and safety, and other guidance documents including. HBN, HTM, BS etc. Explanation of the constraints to the senior managers and users, to achieve acceptance and consent.

  • Assess works projects impact on core services and liaise with medical and clinical staff to minimise risk to patients and to maintain continuity of core services e.g. infection control and aspergillus.

  • Preparing budget estimates for annual works programme. Procurement of works projects through tendering procedures. Selection and appointment of contractors. Tender evaluation, recommendations and notification of outcome to contractors tendering. Interim valuations, negotiations and certification of contractors' payments and final accounts.

  • Project manage multiple capital and refurbishment projects from inception through to completion and post project evaluation. Develop and critically analyse design options with multidisciplinary design team to determine optimum design within conflicting user and statutory constraints.

  • Supervise and monitor multidiscipline projects in progress on site; excavations, underground services, Sub structure, super structure, external cladding, internal fit out, roof work, etc. as required.


The Ideal Person

Degree in a relevant Building/ Quantity Surveying OR Electrical Engineering Services related subject plus 3 years' experience working at middle management level in:

  • Leading, managing and motivating staff, allocating workload efficiently; and the project management of capital schemes;
  • Providing professional estates support for the development of business cases and the project management of capital schemes,
  • Arranging for the planning and implementation of approved works projects to achieve statutory compliance
  • Arranging works contracts and sub-contracts for projects through professional consultant design teams and monitoring progress on the implementation of such projects. Liaising closely with consultants ensuring coordination of the programme, maintenance of standards, and finalisation of projects within the terms of the contract.
  • Financial management and cost control and monitoring of expenditure to ensure accurate and up-to-date financial reporting, and identifying risks to project budget

OR

Hold the undernoted qualifications or an acceptable equivalent or higher qualification approved by the Department of Health and Social Services:

Higher National Certificate/ Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant Building Construction / Electrical Engineering related subject

Plus

5 years' experience working at middle management level in:

  • Leading, managing and motivating staff, allocating workload efficiently; and the project management of capital schemes;
  • Providing professional estates support for the development of business cases and the project management of capital schemes,
  • Arranging for the planning and implementation of approved works projects to achieve statutory compliance
  • Arranging works contracts and sub-contracts for projects through professional consultant design teams and monitoring progress on the implementation of such projects.
  • Liaising closely with consultants ensuring coordination of the programme, maintenance of standards, and finalisation of projects within the terms of the contract.
  • Financial management and cost control and monitoring of expenditure to ensure accurate and up-to-date financial reporting, and identifying risks to project budget

OR

Have completed or due to complete year 2 of the DHSSPSNI graduate Training Scheme.

A member or working towards membership of one of the following:

  • A corporate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • A corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • A corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • A corporate member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services

Experience in the preparation of contract documentation specifications, design information, procurement/ tendering and contract management

Experience in identifying service user requirements, developing/formulating briefs, instructing and managing design teams

Experience in assessing contractor performance including the management of related key performance indicators

Experience in the preparation of estimates for small works projects

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.