Project Manager

North West
On request
Full Time
This role is based in Riverside House, Salford


The Role

Project Managers are essential members of the Muse team. The successful candidate will take full ownership for certain aspects of a project and report directly into the Project Director.

Being a Project Manager for Muse is exciting, rewarding and challenging. You will be dynamic, intelligent, driven and have a passion for creating high quality, sustainable places. The ability to get on with people and successfully lead a team is essential. You will work closely with the Project Director, Development Managers and the New Homes Team to ensure the successful delivery of high quality, mixed-use regeneration projects and continued growth of the business throughout the North West.

Some experience in delivery of mixed-use regeneration is an advantage but not an absolute requirement. Demonstrating the personal qualities set out below are essential.

The Muse NW team embraces an open, honest and proud culture which defines the way we behave and go about our work. We have 5 team principles which underpin this culture.

  • Enjoy what we do and shout about it
  • Be bright, early and prepared
  • Show respect and care
  • Encourage diverse thinking and ideas
  • Learn from successes and challenges

These principles come naturally to the Muse team and it’s essential that a Muse project manager embraces these principles and our culture.




The responsibilities for a Project Manager are wide ranging supporting the Project Director or Senior Manager who maintain overall responsibility for the project. Exact responsibilities will change dependant on the specific requirements of a project including:-

  • Assisting in work bidding for new projects.
  • Procurement and appointment of consultant team.
  • Agreement and management of consultant fees including authorising payment in accordance with agreed cashflows / approvals.
  • Establishing a client brief.
  • Manage design and procurement programme and relevant approvals.
  • Manage development budget ensuring the project proceeds within agreed costs.
  • Assist with negotiation of third-party agreements, agreement for lease and funding agreements.
  • Ensure neighbourly matters (rights to light, party walls etc) are understood and progressed as required.
  • Manage procurement and delivery of any surveys and investigations needed.
  • Assist in marketing and branding of the development.
  • Ensure delivery in accordance with Muse protocols and gateway approvals.
  • Manage the procurement of main contractors and production of building contract documentation.
  • Procure the required insurances for the development.
  • Assist in the approvals process to allow a start on site in accordance with Muse protocols.
  • Manage and monitor construction cashflow.
  • Attend site regularly and monitor construction quality and compliance with Muse’s brief.
  • Authorise payments under the building contract, drawdowns under funding agreements and manage cashflow expenditure.
  • Manage the completion and handover process.
  • Manage completion of any snagging / defects.
  • Assist in providing progress reports for Muse board meetings and forecasts.
  • Attend and contribute to regular scheme reviews and quarterly forecast meetings
  • Ensure lessons learnt from projects are shared with Muse colleagues.
  • Develop key relationships with partners and the regional property / construction market.
  • Build an understanding of general market conditions, challenges and trends and share with the Muse team.
  • Consider areas where Muse can innovate, carry out research and development and challenge our ways of working and procedures.

Career Development


Muse is passionate about creating opportunities for everyone in the business to develop, grow. Development in the role will lead the person to the next step of Senior Project Manager and ultimately to Project Director where they will take overall responsibility for all aspects of a development alongside a Development Director. Career development is supported by a structured career pathway and access to our buddy/mentoring programme.


Please send your CV and a covering letter to