The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.
The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.
We have a great opportunity for a Senior Project Manager, who will successfully manage the Capital Investment Programme. You will lead a team and manage multiple capital investment projects to assist with the on-going development of Wembley Stadium.
Manage Capital Investment programme of works at Wembley Stadium and lead a team of project managers.
Support Head of Property with developing ongoing Capital Investment masterplan strategy and deliver to budget and programme.
Manage monthly reporting across capital investment programme.
Assume accountability and overall leadership for delivery a multiple projects and work streams within area(s) of responsibility.
In conjunction with Project Sponsors, formulate project objectives and briefs. Translate these into scopes of work and formulate appropriate procurement strategies to deliver best value for the Business in consultation with relevant departments.
Determine key stakeholders and consult effectively to ensure user requirements are defined and reflected in emerging project briefs. Establish project governance and structure appropriate for successful delivery.
Appoint and lead teams of professional advisors and project stakeholders to ensure project briefs are effectively translated into designs and specifications.
Provide and present reports at key project milestones to ensure project proposals are signed off by the business / key stakeholders.
Derive (and maintain) cost estimates for projects and work with Finance partners and project sponsors to create (and maintain) business cases for business approval.
Developed detailed programme and sequencing for all phases of project lifecycle. Ensure projects are appropriately phased and planned around event calendar, other interfacing construction projects, and key stakeholders are appropriately engaged and coordinated.
Establish project plans and timelines taking into account operational constraints and key business milestones. Assume responsibility to ensure projects are successfully delivered within pre-determined deadlines.
Assume responsibility to deliver projects independently within approved budgets. Track and monitor project costs through their life cycle.
Provide leadership and mentoring for a small team to assist with delivery of projects assigned to them.
Prepare and present expenditure approval requests and seek business approval for capital projects in accordance with Group policies and procedures.
Prepare and present project reports to ensure the business is kept updated on major / strategic projects.
Identify project risks and formulate relevant strategies to manage and mitigate these.
Formulate and implement relevant strategies to ensure the quality standards are set and achieved.
Ensure projects are planned, designed and delivered safely and in accordance with health and safety legislation.
Ensure all relevant statutory approvals are obtained for capital projects.
Conduct project close out reviews and capture lessons learnt for continuous improvement.
Support the on-going development of property development policies and procedures across the Group to improve business efficiencies and controls.
Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
What we are looking for?
Extensive experience in Project management within a senior/lead position in design/construction industry (10+ years).
Proven track record of successfully delivering multiple projects independently through all phase of project lifecycle.
Higher organised, self-starter.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead internal and external project teams.
Attainment of Prince 2 or equivalent.
Attainment of relevant degree qualification.
Relevant professional qualification (e.g. MRICS, APM, etc).
Relevant Health & Safety Qualification (e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH)
Knowledge and experience of dealing with local planning authorities / planning regulations.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office.
Experience in a venue development role within the stadia, arena and event design/construction/infrastructure industry an advantage.
Knowledge and understanding of football, The FA and other sports administration/governing bodies.
What we can offer you?
An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.
Please be aware that unless you are on a homebased contract, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.
We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.
The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.