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Museum of London Archaeology




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Project Manager

Reference number: HR002

We are looking to recruit a Project Manager to join our Client team. You will have a number of varied responsibilities including costing, organising, managing and delivering archaeological and built heritage projects from inception to post-excavation assessment, forming project teams in liaison with other MOLA managers; and the management of contracts so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeological organisation.
The successful post holders will have a track record in the effective and efficient planning and delivery of projects, knowledge of the commercial archaeology market and a proven background in a competitive commercial environment. With a relevant degree, they will have excellent planning, organising and managing skills and be confident and effective communicators with good interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to motivate staff. Membership of the IFA will be a requirement of the post. Some travel around the UK is required, and a full driving licence is essential. The post is based in our London office.
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The closing date for applications is 3rd October 2012 at 5pm.  Interviews will be held in the week commencing 15th October 2012.

Museum of London Archaeology is a leading archaeology practice, which provides professional advice and services to the property industry and heritage sector. Based in central London we work at sites across the UK and employ a wide range of people in jobs as diverse as the team we wish to build. Museum of London Archaeology is part of an Independent Charity.
MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.
Job Description
Job Title:
Project Manager
MOLA Pay band 1b.1
37 hours per week. 
Flexibility with working hours will be required
40 hour working weeks will be required on nominated projects.
The post is mainly based at Mortimer Wheeler House but flexibility with regard to location and some travel will be necessary.
Responsible to:
Senior Consultant
Responsible for:
(Project staff as required, in respect of individual projects)
Overall Job Purpose:
This role is based within the MOLA Client Team.
The primary purpose of this role is to manage and complete archaeological contracts in accordance with agreed business development targets.
On a daily basis, you will have a number of varied responsibilities including working with Senior Consultants and Senior Contracts Managers, costing, organising, managing and delivering projects and managing the execution of contracts so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeological organisation.
In addition the role has a business development aspect to it, working with the sales and marketing team to grow the business and to win profitable contracts.
In addition, a particular (but not exclusive) focus of the job is on identifying opportunities, selling and then managing building recording work. It is MOLA’s aim to significantly increase the revenue for this aspect of its business over the next 3 years. 
Key Result areas:
Leadership & People Management
·       To motivate, inspire and manage multi-disciplinary project teams to carry out thoughtful, focused work, procuring services within MOLA and externally as required;
·       To represent MOLA in a range of areas including with key clients and the public, heritage organisations and local authorities, Museums and elsewhere;
Financial Results
·             To ensure that contracts for which you are responsible meet target margins;
·             To take action to ensure that tenders and project proposals are costed, priced  and planned such that they meet defined profit margin, academic, technical and quality standards and take account of the competitive nature of our work;
·          To invoice projects regularly and to complete all invoicing to MOLA’s Finance schedule
·             To comply with the MOLA new business acceptance procedure overseen by the Senior Consultant;
New Business
·             To strengthen relationships with clients and pursue revenue targets in fulfilment of the business plan
Business Delivery and Financial Management
·             To maintain up to date records in the MOLA Project Finance system for all projects assigned to you.
·         To maintain details of client contacts witin MOLA’s CRM system
·             To review financial management information regarding your projects regularly, and actively manage the successful completion of projects in fulfilment of the agreed financial, academic, technical and quality standards;
·             To work with members of the Client Team, provide cover and support as required, and contribute to the sharing of best practice and lessons learned at project completion across MOLA
Health and Safety
·             To work in accordance with the requirements of the MOLA Health & Safety Policy
Special Circumstances:
All posts within MOLA are required, as a minimum, to undergo a National Police Computer system security check.  A criminal record may not necessarily be a bar to employment, as any decision will be treated on its merits and individual circumstances subject to the Museum’s overriding obligations to protect the children and vulnerable adults in its charge, members of the public, the safety of the Museum’s staff and the Collection.
NB This job description should not be taken as an exhaustive description of the role and is, rather, indicative of the types of responsibility covered by this job.  Post holders will be required to carry out such other work as is required by MOLA as long as this is reasonable and commensurate with the nature of the post held.
Person Specification
Assessment Method
·       Relevant degree
·MIFA (or application pending)
·Full clean Driver’s Licence
·       Postgraduate or further educational qualification in  either the historic built environment or post-medieval archaeology.
·        AF
Experience & Knowledge
·       Clear track record in the effective and efficient planning and delivery of  projects.
·       Experience in planning and organising archaeological or similar project work.
·       Knowledge of the commercial archaeology market in the context of property development
·       Experience of operating in a competitive commercial environment
·       Experience of costing and bidding for archaeological or similar project work.
·       Practical experience of standing building recording, including fieldwork, research, report presentation and delivery.
·       Sound knowledge of current professional guidance and specialist literature relating to the historic built environment.
·3 years in a management or supervisory role
·       AF/I (all)
Skills/Abilities/ Competencies
·       Demonstrable commitment to the commercial success of MOLA;
·       Excellent planning and organising management skills;
·       An effective, concise, and confident written and verbal communicator;
·       Familiarity and competence in  all MSOffice suite.
·       Excellent people skills and an ability to motivate staff
·       Excellent numerical ability;
·       Positive attitude, flexible, change orientated and outputs/results focussed;
·       An understanding of the principles of diversity and how they relate to a role such as this.  An active commitment to the principles of workforce diversification.
·       AF/I (all)
Assessment Method Code:
AF – Application Form
I – Interview
T - Test
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