MKO are recruiting a Senior Project Manager to join our growing Estates & Project Management Team. The Estates and Project Management (EPM) Team specialise in project management, pre-project advisory services, procurement advisory services and strategic estates management consultancy.

The role

As a Senior Project Manager, the successful candidate will lead exciting projects of varying size and scale, working with a wide range of clients, both public and private, in sectors such as higher education, life sciences, commercial, leisure and residential.

They will manage projects at all stages of their lifecycle; from identification of an opportunity  through defining the project, planning and managing its execution, and ensuring satisfactory close-out on final completion. The ideal candidate will collaborate with an array of design and project delivery professionals to deliver great projects that enhance peoples’ lives, the environment and leave a legacy of which we are proud.

The role offers excellent opportunities for career development, promotion, and becoming the Estates & Project Management leader for one of the above service lines. Our people benefit from flexible work arrangements that value our team members’ well-being and work-life balance.

Main responsibilities

The Senior Project Manager will lead projects on behalf of our clients, and coordinate and control a range of project activities at various stages of the project life-cycle.  They will typically lead a number of concurrent projects at any one time of different scales, in various sectors, and at different project stages.

Typical responsibilities would include:

  • Control and management of all stages of various projects
  • Communicating effectively (verbal and written) with project stakeholders at all levels; client personnel, Design team, contractor/subcontractors, statutory bodies etc
  • Managing and administering procurement processes for Design Teams and contractors
  • Day to day coordination of project activity
  • Performance and progress tracking relative to agreed project milestones/goals
  • Producing high quality and accurate written reports, and technical documents to include:
    • Project Execution Plans
    • Project Progress Reports
    • Feasibility Assessments
  • Supervising and mentoring less experienced staff, who may be assigned to assist the SPM.

Key requirements

The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, the following:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work as part of a team and take a leadership role in teams
  • A degree in a construction related discipline: Project Management, Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, or Construction Management
  • At least 8 years post-graduation experience; with at least 3 years in construction-related professional services

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up to date Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter/email to