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Project Manager - Ministry of Justice (part-time)

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Project and Program Management
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The opportunity

Project: This is an opportunity to join a growing multidisciplinary framework team working with the Ministry of Justice London and the East of England. The focus of our work is on the delivery of capital refurbishments and upgrades across the MoJ's estate including prisons, courts and probation.

Due to our continued growth with the Ministry of Justice, we require a project manager. This role will be expected to provide project management and leadership across all stages to deliver the project against cost, time and quality requirements. This role sits in our consultancy business, specifically the justice and blue light sector.

This position will suit those looking to work on a part-time basis and further their careers with a role on a major project or programme. In addition to achieving the client's own transformational estate objectives, the project's priorities include health safety and wellbeing, BIM and digital construction, sustainability, government soft landings, social value creation, people and skill development and collaboration. This programme is being used as a catalyst for several industry-wide innovations and would suit candidates interested in supporting and championing these causes.

This is a client-facing role, responsible for working together with team members, developing the clients' strategy, to assisting in the appointment of the extended professional team of local consultants and contractors.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Developing and managing effective communication and liaison with all relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure that requirements are identified, assessed and appropriately integrated into the project.
  • Working with the client and reporting to the project lead responsible for helping to establish the strategy and delivery for the project.
  • Assisting in developing the client's brief, and delivery strategy and leading the design management, procurement and execution of the scheme.
  • Coordinating, planning and managing internal and external meetings in relation to the project.
  • Driving the procurement of services and works required to deliver the project.
  • Understanding of budgets, estimates and ability to review and challenge contractors' proposals.
  • Providing input into client system safety and project risk assessment and management process.
  • Understanding of the design process throughout all stages of the project lifecycle and able to manage technical aspects as they arise.
  • Managing pre-contract design development and post-contract scope changes in an efficient manner.
  • Producing strategic project programme and having the ability to scrutinise and integrate programmes from consultants and contractors.
  • Understanding of risk management and able to work with project teams to identify, schedule and establish mitigation strategies for project risks.
About you

You have a degree qualification in a relevant discipline and are a member of a professional body institute such as RICS, CIOB or APM. You have experience in contract administration and using various forms of contract NEC will be preferable.

You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and work well as part of a team. You will have experience in delivering projects in a consultancy environment, keen to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.

Please note that candidates who feel they fall short of the required level of experience are actively encouraged to apply as they will be considered for more junior positions and opportunities within these ever-expanding teams.

Apply now for a confidential discussion.


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Fortune favours the brave - and so do we

At Mace we empower our people to be collaborative, curious and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.

You might be part of our healthcare team delivering critical hospital care units, or our education team creating schools to inspire our future leaders. You could be a graduate working on the world’s tallest building, or be managing the construction of world-leading cultural landmarks. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.

At Mace we want you to feel comfortable from day 1, so for any questions about a career at Mace, including application advice, please contact for a confidential chat.

Our clients say that it’s our people that make the difference

Our people think harder, do better and go further. Every day at Mace is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 30 years ago, and every day our entrepreneurial culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to seek out the world’s most interesting projects that challenge and excite us.

We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most stimulating and fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.

At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with both inspiring colleagues and influential clients – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.

Reward and recognition

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which in the UK includes:

  • 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Highly competitive maternity and paternity package
  • Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
  • Season ticket loan
  • Annual health screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
  • Continuous on the job training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Our international benefit packages are comparable. Please contact our recruitment team for more information.

We know that many parents can face challenges when balancing the demands of work and their home lives. At Mace, we fully support our people when they choose to balance their career with family life. We offer enhanced family leave, as well as options for flexible working and alternative working patterns to support and improve the work-life balance of our employees.

Our performance management and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to projects and their broader contribution to the business.

At Mace we appreciate the differences that everyone brings to work and we recognise the importance of people being free to be themselves.

Regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or affiliation to any political party, we embrace diversity and believe in creating an inclusive environment where every Mace person is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We are proud partners of Stonewall’s global diversity champions programme that ensures all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception at Mace.

Mace’s corporate purpose statement is ‘Redefining the boundaries of ambition’.

Support for disabled employees is provided by:

Our recruitment and HR Teams have undertaken disability awareness training and are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues.

Enabled at Mace – employee network. Its aims are to support its members and, to "to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and other impairments” to support their aim to create an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.

Disability Confident – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.

Clear Assured – an externally verified accreditation around equality, diversity and inclusion practice across our business, driving improvements to our policies, processes and practices.

Recite Me – an assistive technology tool that provides access support to all employees. It is located on our intranet site, our website and job vacancy platform.

Mace are member of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their confidential support line.


Silver Clear Assured Award


ridi - Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 - Highly Commended Category

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