Project manager (Buildings/Highways)

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England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £48000 per annum
22 Mar 2021
19 Apr 2021
Job role
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full time

Project manager (Buildings/Highways)

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £48,000

Location: Essex

Closing Date: 6th April 2021

The Capital Investment and Delivery team develop and deliver the capital programme for Essex County Council. The team's focus is on developing opportunities for capital investment in order to secure financial returns to support the Council's strategic priorities.

The Project Manager role is accountable for managing small to medium scale building projects (less than £25m) which contribute to the delivery of Essex County Council's (ECC) strategic aims and is responsible for driving and overseeing the delivery of a project(s) to ensure project objectives are clearly defined and can be delivered within the agreed timelines.

As an experienced manager, familiar with working in a project environment, this role is key to ensuring robust project management is in place underpinned by governance and assurance processes. Influencing and working with stakeholders is also essential to ensure agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

· Responsible for managing small to medium sized, complex projects to latest industry and contract standards, contributing to ECC's strategic aims to deliver agreed outcomes within time and cost constraints.

· Responsible for efficient management of the project and the project team, ensuring current capability aligns with project requirements, to ensure delivery of project outcomes and develop innovative and improved ways of working.

· Responsible for providing expertise and specialist knowledge to develop a robust, agreed business case and project execution plan, to align project deliverables to the Council's expectations and maintain this throughout project delivery.

· Responsible for monitoring project delivery, ensuring alignment with the agreed budget and scope and reporting back according to requirements. Clearly set out project resource requirements in order to facilitate prioritisation by the Portfolio/Programme Manager.

· Responsible for ensuring agreement with customers of quantified benefits to be realised and metrics required to monitor impact. Designing and actively managing the project plan to ensure outcomes are delivered.

· Responsible for overseeing project risk management including highlighting project risks and issues and ways in which these can be mitigated and escalated as appropriate.

· Responsible for ensuring effective Change Management processes are in place and changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders are documented.

· Responsible for developing an effective governance and assurance framework, to support decision making and ensure regular reporting on progress through pro-active engagement with project sponsors (where applicable). Work collaboratively with and manage, internal stakeholder and external partner relationships.

· Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

· Educated to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level 6 (Bachelor's degree) or equivalent by extensive experience.

· Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) and up to date knowledge in relevant professional area.

· Project Management qualification or accreditation such as, Association for Project Management (APM) Practitioner, Prince 2, NEC3 or NEC4 Accredited Project Manager.

· Evidence of having successfully completed several projects in a similar role and experience contributing to a range of other projects and/or programmes.

· Experience of delivering the full range of duties required of a either a NEC3/NEC4 Project Manager or JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal) Contract Administrator / Employers Agent.

· Experience of working with a diverse range of individuals at varying levels within a number of complex organisations and engaging with them, finding ways to overcome obstacles.

· Experience of working within a political environment with knowledge of a public sector setting and involvement in a large, complex environment.

· Good leadership and behavioural skills, with the ability to influence and motivate professional staff, building diverse teams, to achieve shared objectives.