Project Manager

Project Manager

Sheffield City Council | Sheffield, S5 9, GB

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Job description
Working for the Capital Delivery Service
If you are a Project Manager with experience of working in Construction, then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council has the perfect opportunity you are looking for.
Working for Sheffield City Council brings with it great opportunities and benefits. You would work on a range of projects throughout the city covering all sectors of construction.
The package includes one of the best pension schemes available and flexible working arrangements.
Initial assessment will be based on the standard application form considering your relevant skills, knowledge and experience. If selected for interview, this will be combined with a technical assessment and presentation.
The Capital Delivery Service
Sheffield City Council has a strong Capital Programme with an ongoing value of approximately £200m per annum.
The Capital Delivery Service employs over 90 staff in a variety of management, technical and professional roles and has a Capital Programme Management Office that leads on the continued improvement and development of best practice delivery across the capital programme.
The roles and services provided by the Capital Delivery Service include:
Capital Programme Management Office
Programme and Project Management
Cost Management
Structural and Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Architecture
Work Assurance and Project Safety
The Service is a fully traded service, charging fees for the services it provides and operates as a professional services multidisciplinary consultancy within the Council.
Best Practice
The Service has a strong track record of delivery and operates an ISO 9001 certified Service Management System.
Partners
The Service operates a "core and flex" delivery model where the internal team is supplemented by external resources when workload requires this.
To support this, the service has appointed a private sector capital delivery partner that can provide the full range of services needed to support the delivery of the capital programme and support the development of best practice and staff within the service.
Training and Development
Working within the service, there are many opportunities for ongoing training and development, including support and mentoring to achieve professional qualifications. We seek to provide a range of training opportunities to suit the ongoing development needs of our staff and the Capital Programme.
Project Portfolio
The Service is engaged across the diverse range of projects within the Capital Programme. The programme averages around £200m per annum, with recent and current projects including:
New Secondary & Primary Schools (£75m)
City-Wide Flood Alleviation Programme (£80m)
New Council Housing - General Needs and OPIL (£100m)
Council Housing Repairs (£100m)
General Building Refurbishments (£10m per annum)
Transport Programme (£70m)
Project Manager
To enhance the delivery of the capital programme, we are looking to appoint a Project Manager to support the Head of Project Delivery/ Delivery Manager Project Delivery.
Duties & responsibilities within the role will include:
• The use of agreed project management framework and management tools to drive projects to successful completion
• To prepare and contribute to the development of contracts and drive the contract management and administration required to successfully deliver projects through to completion
• To ensure that all projects are delivered in accordance with council financial, procurement, legal, gateway and management procedures
• Be a strong customer advocate by ensuring the customers voice is at the heart of every project, challenging common practice and procedures and if necessary working with others to find customer focused solutions
• To robustly manage all project risks, issues, opportunities, budgets, contracts and costs throughout the life of the project and manage any change, risk or resource pressure pro-actively and take active responsibility to resolve or escalate as required
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes/skills in the following areas:
Minimum of 3 years' experience of successful project management in a construction context
Experience of managing multiple projects with multiple stakeholders and complex requirements
Experience of all stages of project management including the development, implementation and use of all the necessary controls and processes to ensure successful delivery including those as set out in the APM Book of Knowledge
Experience and ability to identify and deliver project objectives with a high level of autonomy
Ability in negotiating, influencing and decision making
Commerc
Working for the Capital Delivery Service
If you are a Project Manager with experience of working in Construction, then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council has the perfect opportunity you are looking for.
Working for Sheffield City Council brings with it great opportunities and benefits. You would work on a range of projects throughout the city covering all sectors of construction.
The package includes one of the best pension schemes available and flexible working arrangements.
Initial assessment will be based on the standard application form considering your relevant skills, knowledge and experience. If selected for interview, this will be combined with a technical assessment and presentation.
The Capital Delivery Service
Sheffield City Council has a strong Capital Programme with an ongoing value of approximately £200m per annum.
The Capital Delivery Service employs over 90 staff in a variety of management, technical and professional roles and has a Capital Programme Management Office that leads on the continued improvement and development of best practice delivery across the capital programme.
The roles and services provided by the Capital Delivery Service include:
Capital Programme Management Office
Programme and Project Management
Cost Management
Structural and Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Architecture
Work Assurance and Project Safety
The Service is a fully traded service, charging fees for the services it provides and operates as a professional services multidisciplinary consultancy within the Council.
Essential Qualifications
Post holders will be APMP or Prince 2 qualified; OR, have experience that is sufficiently substantial and be willing to undertake Project management training
Post holders will be members of the Association of Project Managers or be willing to work towards achieving this
We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.
It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.
Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.
Shortlisting will be carried out based on the person specification. Sheffield City Council does not accept CV's
Job details
Job reference
REQ000448
Date posted
28/07/2022
Application closing date
09/10/2022
Location
Sheffield
Salary
Grade 9 (£40,578 - £44,624)
Package
Permanent
Contractual hours
37
Job category/type
Construction and Building Maintenance