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Principal Project Manager

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Recruiter: South Gloucestershire Council
Listed on: 17th December 2021
Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire
Salary/Rate: £42,821 - £45,859
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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As the Principal Project Manager you will make a difference by being responsible for the day-to-day management and delivery of a new link road project and associated infrastructure within South Gloucestershire, which will provide a wider public and economic benefit to local communities and our region.

You will oversee the management of land acquisition and use of all necessary statutory processes required to deliver the scheme, in addition to contractual management with the supply chain. You will also lead engagement with representatives of local communities and key stakeholders. 

What will you be doing? 

You will be required to effectively coordinate work packages and their inter-dependencies, together with the effective management of any risks and issues that may arise in order to deliver the project.

Collaboratively, you will be required to work closely with senior managers, key stakeholders, Department for Transport, National Highways, West of England (WoE) partners and Elected Members to agree priorities, roles and responsibilities and timescales for delivery.

You will manage multi-discipline project delivery teams in South Gloucestershire along with staff and contractors from other partner organisations. Ensuring that Members, officers, partners and other stakeholders are briefed in a timely way on project progress.

It will be your responsibility to effectively manage the project budget and programme, resolution of any risks and issues and making sure that Members, officers, partners and other stakeholders are briefed in a timely way regarding project progress.

It is key that you provide expert and prompt advice to customers and partners on major issues, ensuring that effective customer relationships are established and maintained and that the Council is aware of implications, risks and benefits and that innovative solutions to complex technical issues have been developed.

What we need from you

  • You will be an experienced Project Manager with a strong track record of successful project delivery. This will include substantial operational and management experience in a large complex organisation within a related specialist field.
  • It is essential that you hold a relevant professional qualification, degree or equivalent specialist qualification and/or equivalent experience.
  • We require you to have significant management experience with the ability to develop team members, ensuring they are valued and understand their contribution to the Council.
  • You will demonstrate detailed technical knowledge of project management and its application in delivering highway schemes. You will also have understanding and experience of land acquisition processes, negotiation and have the ability to communicate this effectively at all levels.
  • You will demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • You will communicate and negotiate with key stakeholders and partners

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.  
  • We have invested in the technology and support to enable staff to work seamlessly from home so we can ensure we are keeping staff safe during Covid-19.  For those staff who may need to work in the office we have also ensured that our offices and hubs are COVID-19 secure; and have measures in place such as one-way systems, socially distanced workstations and hand sanitizer stations throughout our premises. 
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities. 

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here. 

We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of 

  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.   
  • We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. 

We're making a difference, be part of it!  

This is a limited term contract until March 2025