Location: Aylesbury Vale
Career graded posts 5-7
£29,121 – £38,881 per annum
This is your chance to make a lasting impact on our county. From developing the connected transport networks of the future and driving sustainable business growth to ambitious urban regeneration, the future of Buckinghamshire’s infrastructure and environment is in your hands.
We have a number of ambitious projects underway and many more planned. We need talented and experienced project managers and team leaders to deliver our programme of works and drive forward these key infrastructure projects.
The Strategic Transport and Infrastructure Service at Buckinghamshire Council responds to the public’s needs through its innovative delivery of transportation, economic growth and environmental services for Buckinghamshire.
Its focus is on major project development and delivery to support economic growth through new roads and rail projects, town centre regeneration schemes and environmental enhancement projects.
We work closely with key stakeholders on national infrastructure projects (HS2 and East West Rail) and complex developments such as Link Roads around Aylesbury, High Wycombe Town Centre regeneration, the expansion of Princes Risborough and unlocking housing growth in High Wycombe.
We aim to create a thriving economy and create jobs; improve our transport networks, whilst protecting our special environment; encourage communities to get involved and do more themselves, and ensure value for money and high quality services.
About the role
Buckinghamshire Council has exciting opportunities to work on regeneration and infrastructure projects as the economy and population of Buckinghamshire grows.
We’re recruiting for Team Leaders and Project Managers to work within our Highways Infrastructure Projects team. The team are delivering a range of highway improvements from sustainable travel projects, junction improvements and new link roads to town centre regeneration, and have a significantly expanding order book of projects with complex funding arrangements that we need you to manage.
The projects we deliver are challenging, complex, interesting and provide real benefit to Buckinghamshire’s residents and businesses.
Delivering multi million pounds worth of infrastructure projects you will need to work across organisations to deliver the new infrastructure required to support the growth within Buckinghamshire.
We’re offering you the chance to help change the world of Buckinghamshire for the better. As a member of our team, you will tackle key projects designed to improve our environment and economy. You can be sure that you’ll be a valued member of our team, with the power to make an impact from day one.
Working closely with the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects, your role will be to project manage a range of projects to deliver them efficiently and effectively. You’ll ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget, which will require you to lead on the production and delivery of project documentation, monitor budgets, prioritise resources, as well as establishing Programme and Project boards with clearly set governance and accountability throughout the project structure.
For full details please see the job summary.
We are looking for a candidate with a background in Highways and/or Project Management. As a team we are keen to develop our staff and this career graded position is tailored for this approach. You will be used to dealing with both internal and external stakeholders, understand the key stages of project management and have good planning and organisational skills.
Organised and IT-literate, you are a Project Management professional. You can co-ordinate partners, contribute to virtual teams and work with stakeholders, drawing on your great communication skills. Well versed in standard MS Office software, you are also a capable financial manager, ensuring your projects don’t go over budget or deadline. Experience of highways projects and commissioning of consultants along with knowledge of Prince 2 methodology is desirable, and you will have a determined, can-do approach committed to succeeding.
Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.
There will often be a need to travel to sites and meetings at various locations so access to a vehicle is essential.
Please note that this is a career graded role and appointment will be made according to the knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated through the selection process; please see the job summaries and career grade proforma for more information.
Range 5 = £29,121
Range 6 = £32,394
Range 7 = £36,984
Our response as an employer to Covid-19 has shaped the way we want to work in the future. Microsoft Teams, Skype and vlogs from our Senior Leadership Team have all played their part in allowing us to become even more flexible in how, when and where our teams work. As long as it works for us too, we actively encourage our colleagues to adopt a flexible working approach and take control of their work-life balance.
Our main office is in Aylesbury but we see this role being predominantly home based with work based meetings and site visits.
Candidates will be invited to interview, which will take place virtually through Microsoft Teams.
Interviews will take place weeks commencing 31 Aug & 7 Sept.
We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.
By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:
- a fair and inclusive culture
- the chance to really make a difference to those around you
- health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
- a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
- ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
- opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events
About the Business Unit
Our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate work with partners to help shape the future of Buckinghamshire. We deliver services on planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property.
Our key priorities include developing the economic narrative for Bucks, creating more jobs and delivering the right infrastructure to help businesses and residents thrive. We also aim to provide a proactive planning service that is responsive, whilst making the best use of the Council’s land and property portfolio. This will in turn support community services and create housing, jobs, regeneration and income to support public services.
It’s a great time to join one of our teams. As part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability function you will not only get to help shape the economic future of Buckinghamshire; you’ll also be involved in delivering high-profile development projects and work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK. You will support us to deliver the results that our local residents and businesses deserve.
We recognise and reward you
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.