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Senior Project Manager

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Recruiter: Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Listed on: 28th July
Location: HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Helensburgh, G84 8H
Salary Notes: £53,107 + substantial pension and benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work with a diverse range of talent. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

DIO is a workplace where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to flourish, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We aim to develop and support staff to meet the Department's objectives, and to fulfil their own potential.

The DIO led Clyde Infrastructure Programme is tasked with delivering a £1.6billion capital investment in support of one of the MOD's key defence tasks, the maintenance of the Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD).

The programme is entering into a period of significant transformational change to address affordability and delivery challenges. A new framework agreement has just been announced selecting a new set of technical service providers. We are moving to a new, more efficient, way of working and we will be bringing new people and new processes, with pace, into DIO Clyde. It will be a challenging time and it is therefore an opportunity to come in and fast-track your learning and test yourself on delivering critical projects in a high-pressure operational environment.

Currently our programme includes projects in design, implementation and handover phases. With many of the projects preparing to transition into implementation, the post holder will have exposure to projects mobilising and actively delivering construction on an operational military site.

In 2018 the Clyde Infrastructure Programme (CIP) awarded a new collaborative commercial framework which enables our approved suppliers to bid and deliver construction services. The post holder will be in direct contact with these suppliers to measure and enable delivery of critical infrastructure.

Through the transition the Senior Project Manager will ensure the successful delivery of capital infrastructure projects. They are accountable to the Project Delivery Lead and will ensure that the project managers are provided with direction and support to lead, manage and deliver projects using appropriate contracting frameworks to achieve project outputs.

Infrastructure delivery is a challenging environment in which to work, with interdependencies between the required programmes and projects and the need to maintain military outputs. The candidate will be required to deliver at pace and demonstrate effective application of programme and project management skills, tools and techniques.

This is an exciting time to be joining the DIO Clyde team as we build new delivery teams and see our projects transition to new phases. HMNB Clyde is the duty station for this role, however we consider flexible working for our team members where the role allows. Team members based or visiting the site can benefit from onsite parking, civilian canteen, as well as coffee and food shop. Memberships to the gym and leisure facilities are available to those based at the site.



  • Provide leadership to the project team to ensure that the project, as delivered, meets the clients' objectives.
  • Uses and promotes the appropriate leadership styles to gain and maintain the trust, confidence, commitment and collaboration of team members and stakeholders throughout the project ensuring continued momentum.
  • Lead the management of the contract to maintain a productive working relationship with industry partners and suppliers, monitoring their performance in terms of quality, time, cost and reliability. Drive optimal delivery and promptly identify and manage emerging issues to avoid programme delays or cost escalation.
  • Manage financial performance of projects to control expenditure against approved project budgets and provide accurate financial reporting and forecasting to senior management.
  • Generate key strategic input and lead project assurance and gateway reviews at key stages to evaluate progress, compliance and probability of delivery to provide confidence to senior management, customers and key stakeholders.
  • Lead the development of a working environment and ways of working to achieve a High Performing Team ethos within the project Team.
  • Accountable for ensuring adherence and conformity to all agreed DIO processes and operating procedures and particularly those which are detailed as key infrastructure delivery processes.
  • Takes prompt action to resolve any problems in accordance with the terms of the contract, including negotiating and managing contract variances. Maintains productive relationships with suppliers throughout the execution of the contract.
  • Identifies risks and issues on an initial and ongoing basis. Assesses the probabilities and impacts of the risks and develops suitable response plans. Implements responses to risks within the limits of own responsibility, and address any implications for the future, implementing the change control process where relevant
  • Provides stakeholders with clear, timely and relevant information in accordance with the communications plan, using appropriate communication methods. Actively seeks and assesses information and feedback from stakeholders that may impact on the project.

Essential Experience

  • Experience in delivering projects within a highly regulated environment.
  • Experience in stakeholder management and conflict resolution.

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 5th August 2020