Business Unit
Workplace, Arts & Culture
London - Gresham Street
Closing date
Contract type
Full time
Employment type

Overall Purpose of Job


To manage and successfully deliver construction/engineering projects and provide related consultancy services for our clients.


Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Provide a professional Project Management service to successfully deliver capital works projects for a diverse range of clients.
  • Direct and manage project teams from inception to handover and operation.
  • Chair meetings with design teams, cost consultants, contractors and other specialists.
  • Monitor project progress, produce reports and work schedules and identify corrective actions within the project team to ensure projects are always delivered safely and on time, on budget to meet the specified quality of the agreed design.
  • Adopt a rigorous approach to the control of cost, quality, change management and programme by implementing project tools and procedures, standards and documentation.
  • Take ownership and demonstrate leadership.
  • Be responsible for the successful achievement of project critical success factors
  • Seek and maintain clarity of purpose and objectives.
  • The majority of our work is client facing and therefore the individual needs to be presentable, articulate, communicative and empathetic. He or she must be able to work well with clients who generally have limited knowledge of the construction industry.
  • Be responsible for own performance and project teams’ performance which is likely to include some internal resources.
  • Demonstrable successful track record of managing projects or programmes of significant complexity, sensitivity and / or cost (indicatively £5m+)
  • Demonstrable experience or readiness to be able to manage, direct and take responsibility for internal project resources.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Skills requirements:

Core Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to organise and use time as a valuable resource to achieve required outcomes.
  • Be able to manage others’ times to achieve the required tasks & outcomes.
  • Be able to negotiate, agree and meet deadlines.
  • Be able to multi-task, order and prioritise effort and tasks.
  • Be able to plan and manage meetings effectively.
  • Project Managers would be expected to demonstrate a successful track record of managing projects in a range up to £10m.

upplier Management


Leadership Skills

  • Be able to lead and take full responsibility for individual projects commensurate with the individual’s discipline and experience. The leadership is to extend to the client, other consultants, suppliers and 3rd


Technical Skills

Project Methodology:

  • Be able to carry out projects based on Avison Young “Blueprint” project management system
  • Have a thorough understanding and be able to carry out projects based on the most appropriate methodology - e.g. the RIBA Plan of Work, Prince 2, Government Frameworks etc.


Contract Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Be able to carry out all of the tasks and responsibilities designated to the Project Manager under the client's appointments - including acting as the Client's Representative, Employer's Agent and Contract Administrator


Sector & Market

  • Have a good understanding of their specialist sector including supply chains, suppliers, products, methods, procurement methods and (e.g. building construction and refurbishment, office interiors, arts & culture, specific business processes).


  • Be able to provide high level cost advice and analysis and review and interrogate cost advice provided by others by active management.


Planning & Programming

  • Have a good understanding and keep up to date with processes, activity durations, lead times, dependencies and constraints. Be able to produce project programmes for projects of appropriate scale and complexity - using Asta PowerProject and Microsoft Project software.


Change Management

  • Have a good understanding of change management processes and be able to lead appropriate change management on projects


Risk Management

  • Have a good understanding of risk management theory and processes and be able to lead appropriate risk management on projects.


Value Management

  • Have a good understanding of value management principles and processes and be able to lead appropriate value management on projects.


Business Development

  • Promote Avison Young Workplace, Arts & Culture and Avison Young as opportunities arise.
  • Actively seek and participate in networking opportunities.
  • Support and participate in pitches for new work.



Defining characteristics that Avison Young specifically looks for;


  • The ability to take ownership and demonstrate leadership as well as management
  • Be a team-player to get the best from the individual and the team
  • Pay close attention to detail and use the necessary rigour to deliver agreed and specific outcomes
  • Seek and maintain clarity of purpose and objectives
  • Use honesty and integrity to uphold our values at all times
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment



  • Degree in Surveying, Construction, Engineering or other discipline relevant to the construction industry.
  • Full membership of RICS or other relevant Chartered Institute(s)/professional body