SENIOR CAPITAL PROJECTS MANAGER

WHO ARE WE

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now we want a pretty awesome Capital Projects Manager for Generator and Freehand hotels.

Here's the "We're different bit! Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.

BEING YOURSELF is the key to bringing the Generator story and brand to life.
 

WHAT'S THE JOB?

Taking responsibility for all aspects of the Capital Investment projects from feasibility through to completion and defects sign-off including the deployment of accretive and defensive capital within our existing business.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in a design-focussed approach to development with strong commercial awareness with the view to growing an already expanding development and operating business.

 

NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB

  • Develop a Capital Projects Process for all Hotel teams and Generator to follow
  • Manage construction and development in existing sites with external project teams as appropriate
  • Focus on all actual and future hotel projects working closely with the hotel teams and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Manage all phases in FF&E procurement (tendering, negotiation, contracting and signing off)
  • Develop third party supplier relationships and co-ordinate with other stakeholders and multi-disciplinary experts
  • Providing assurance to the Hotels Executive Management Team that all projects are being properly managed and delivered
  • Proactively encouraging the maximisation of time, cost and quality benefits during project delivery
  • Ensuring the appropriate internal resources are available to address project related issues
  • Overseeing and managing post completion/handover issues on defects and warranty process, in conjunction with the Hotel General Manager as appropriate
  • Provide that projects are correctly licensed and permitted, at the time of handover
  • Being the key point of contact for hotel related projects
  • Assisting where necessary on all programme, procurement and reporting as directed
  • Project delivery from (typically) signing of Heads of Terms to the end of defects periods
  • Primarily responsible for the management, negotiation and co-ordination of all supplier and other direct procurement packages to ensure best value
  • Responsible for nurturing and developing third party supplier contacts
  • Manage project coordination and communication between internal decision makers and construction and planning teams
  • Remain aware of the stakeholder needs and desires to ensure plans remains stakeholder focused
  • Champion a partnership approach between GENERATOR direct suppliers, operation and development teams
  • Work with colleagues in Group and on property to agree areas of best practice in project and programme management which should operate across the business
  • Other special projects as required
  • Setting meeting agendas and chairing meetings as necessary
  • Create and update budgets for each project
  • Preparing monthly reports, showing tracking against time, quality and cost
  • Development of mitigation strategies to minimise or remove risks and seeking approval of such from stakeholders
  • Placement of third-party supplier contracts and procurement procedures
  • Management of third-party performance to ensure project delivery within agreed business cost and time frames
  • Ensuring project handovers to Operations teams are effective and allow timely and proper operation of the completed hostel
  • Assist other directors in identification of target areas
  • Carry out such other duties, appropriate to the company, as may be required from time to time
  • Represent the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER as required
  • Represent Generator as a highly respected organisation by ensuring communication, presentation and appearance are always respectable
 

WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA

  • Evidence of legal eligibility to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory DBS checks
  • A thorough understanding of the Planning Process
  • A thorough understanding of how to implement development projects.
  • A diligent mind-set with a key eye for detail and commercial awareness
  • Understand and apply the ethics of professional practice.
  • Understanding of building construction and services
  • Project management and commissioning of mixed-use new builds
  • Identify and apply legislation relevant to providing a professional service.
  • Able to multi-task in order to handle competing priorities
  • Ability to develop others by coaching and mentoring
  • Able to act as an ambassador for the company, protecting and promoting its good name and reputation at all times
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Project to a good standard
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Able to work individually or part of a team
  • Genuine interest in growing as an individual and developing a skill set with the view to take on more responsibility with time
  • Good written and communication skills including fluent English
  • Good time management and organisational skills
 

YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in delivering Hospitality Projects.
  • 7-10 years post MRICS/Professional qualification experience with proven tenure
  • Experience of managing multiple projects
  • Experience of budget preparation and monitoring and change management

Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.
Please note this role requires travel within the region and surrounding regions depending on business needs.

 

OUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to €1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - Quarterly award to double pay for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback
  • Health plan allowing cash back on dental, vision & private GP appointment
  • Employer funded life assurance at two times base salary to cover death in service lump sum payments
  • Employer funded income protection to cover 50% of base salary to cover prolonged absence from work due to incapacity
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any hostels (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
 

SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?

That's cool. Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check jobs.staygenerator.com or our social media pages.

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