Project Manager

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Project Manager

Work location: Midlands

Division: Small Works

Reporting to: Contracts Manager

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.


The job

Having recently been awarded several high-profile projects, we are seeking Project Managers to join the team. In these key roles you will have oversight for each project’s performance, particularly in relation to Health and Safety compliance, time, cost and quality. Reporting to the Contracts Manager, you will oversee the project delivery and overall project performance, working in a collaborative manner with the Project Team.

How you’ll contribute:

In these busy roles, you will:

  • Developing suitable and sufficient Construction Programmes, paying particular attention to plans related to Health and Safety, Environmental, Site Waste Management and overall Quality
  • Chair coordination meetings with subcontractors to ensure smooth running of the project
  • Produce a Procurement Schedule and a Request for Information system (RFI), ensuring information is received in a timely way via regular upkeep of the RFI schedules
  • Manage the relationship with the Design Team
  • Ensure all pre-start planning conditions have been satisfied, contact established with Building Control, and Building Control Tracker in place and is managed
  • Develop suitable and sufficient Construction Programmes
  • Monitor and maintain control over all project programmes and schedules
  • Maintain sufficient allocation of appropriate resource to the project, in a timely manner
  • Ensure, in collaboration with the Contracts Manager, all project staff are given clear and relevant project specific roles and responsibilities and periodically review their performance.
  • Manage the relationship with the client to the best effect while enhancing the commercial value of the business
  • Prepare for, attend and lead if required, Project Progress Meeting with comprehensive progress reports
  • Manage adherence to specifications, drawings and appropriate industry standards.; check the validity of the records held on systems (Fieldwire) for future reference
  • Assess operational and commercial risks with the Project Team


Who are we looking for?

To be successful in these roles you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:


  • Demonstrated experience as a Project Manager for construction projects up to £25 million in value or in refurbishment projects for our Small Works Division
  • Ability to be based out of either our our Malvern Office (with travel to sites which reach across the Midlands and South West)
  • Experience as a construction Project Manager within either healthcare, leisure or education or within refurbishment (residential or commercial)

Core Behaviours which will help you to be successful in this role include:

  • Taking responsibility and accountability
  • Building and leveraging strong relationships
  • Driving for results


What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.


Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.