Senior Manager, Construction

London, United Kingdom
16 Oct 2021
26 Oct 2021

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


This is a temporary, 18 month contract to manage and coordinate project delivery for corporate construction projects. Using the Burberry gateway management process and systems, this person will represent Burberry on project teams, so they are delivered on time, within budget whilst maintaining the design vision.


  • Project Manage corporate fit out projects across EMEIA, ensuring they are within programme, budget and design tolerances
  • Develop and establish brief of project objectives and maintain stakeholder communication highlighting strategic and policy issues for the development team
  • Prepare and update overall construction strategies, programmes, schedules and other documentation to monitor and track objectives
  • Support the real-estate team in all aspects necessary to secure a strong lease for Burberry and communication/negotiations of any issues concerning the landlord during the works
  • Manage the contractor tender process and the activities of the development team, the general contractor, specialist contractors and suppliers
  • Define and maintain a project cost plan covering all aspects of the planed CAPEX / Opex
  • Analyse each works package contract and identify the key interfaces, critical path and milestones
  • Advise upon all areas of risk to the Works and risk management
  • Carry out inspections both on and off-site of the works by the general contractor and the specialist contractors and suppliers appointed. Directly and effectively communicate to the business on all matters relating to progress
  • Monitor and verify logistics plans for the Works provided by the general contractor and the specialist contractors and suppliers
  • Advise on the strategy for procurement of all construction packages and organise purchase orders for works required to complete the project and manage the orderly handover of the Site to the business ensuring all administration is complete and up to date
  • Managing and developing contacts with all Stakeholders both internal and external


  • Relevant experience of managing construction project delivery in EMEIA/Globally
  • Understanding of luxury construction in a Corporate environment
  • Strong Commercial acumen with financial and analytical capability. Ability to budget and manage project costs and a solid understanding of financial reconciliation of construction related costs
  • Ability to manage tenders process, analyse bids and negotiate costs
  • Flexibility in dealing with and reacting to changing priorities
  • Ability to manage matrix teams including consultants, 3rd party providers and local teams to ensure timely completion and maintenance of global standard for all projects and delivery of agreed milestones
  • Ability to read MS project and analyse a construction schedule, as well as, ability to complete one, evaluate updates and changes to the timing and schedule to ensure milestones are maintained
  • Excellent communication skills, present and share information effectively, and work confidently with cross functional teams including internal stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience of managing multiple projects and a proven track record of delivering against pre-determined requirements in a timely manner. Excellent prioritisation skills.

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