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Project & Programme Manager

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £70,000 - £75,000

Location: National

Join Whitbread, a leading FTSE100 Hospitality business with over 40,000 employees!

As a Construction Project and Programme manager, you will drive our property development programs in London and Southern UK, including new builds, conversions, and Premier Inn extensions.

You’ll Oversee projects from inception to post-completion review, using standard procedures, KPIs, and commercial insights to ensure best value and efficient delivery through the external team.

The ideal candidate is flexible, eager to learn, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must, as you’ll influence and report to all parts of our business, including company directors.

Location: Field Based – London, Southern UK (Covering M25) onsite visits expected).  

Grade:  B18


Why you’ll love it here: 

  • Bonus: Enjoy an annual Whitbread performance incentive worth up to 30% of base salary 
  • Healthcare: For you and your family 
  • Discounts: Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and 25% discount on our Restaurant brands 
  • Company car OR allowance: Car allowance of £5,650 or company car. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Gather data for Planning/Investment meetings to assess Project viability. 
  • Drive project progress, overseeing external consultant teams and reviewing key metrics to ensure financial compliance. 
  • Collaborate with the supply chain to optimize value, suitability, and long-term costs. 
  • Provide input on briefs from operators and marketing managers regarding brand development and environmental initiatives. 

What we need: 

  • Some experience within the construction industry delivering simultaneous multiple high value project programmes
  • Successful and consistent project delivery
  • Commercial awareness and decision making 
  • Construction management
  • Project management
  • Programme management


Be part of our Property Team at Whitbread 

New premises, refit, floor plan, they’re all part of the day-to-day life in our property team. Here it’s all about getting everything ready for our guests’ arrival. Getting into the right places, strategically selection locations and ensuring every little detail is considered before our spaces are unveiled to the public. With plans to expand our portfolio of more than 800 hotels in the UK, Germany and the UAE, there are real opportunities to come on the journey with us and help us reach new global destinations. We’re just warming up.  

We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcomes your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQIA+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQIA+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. Speak to us about workplace adjustments, part-time and flexible working. Where possible we will support this.

Job ref: 835247-2028
Advertised: 02 Jul 2024

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