Project Manager – Corporate & Strategic
Capital Delivery Division, Economic Growth and Housing Delivery Directorate
London Borough of Waltham Forest Council
Project Managers – £45,834 to £48,819 p.a. (permanent)
There is a real buzz about our corner of London. Our distinctive culture-led approach to economic growth and regeneration is driving one of the fastest-growing local economies in London. We are intensely ambitious for Waltham Forest, investing in the Borough’s future, and creating a legacy that will beneﬁt our residents for years to come.
We aim to be bold in harnessing the power of our unique strengths and assets – our communities, our people, our staff and our heritage. We are growing the delivery team to accelerate our direct £550 million Capital Programme and implementing our plans for new neighbourhoods and 18,000 new homes by 2030 and to support the management and development of our commercial estate which is valued at c.£75m.
Whilst COVID-19 has had an impact on all aspects of life. We have adapted at speed to deliver vital services for our businesses and residents during these difficult times. We’ve kept our major construction programmes delivering, whilst maintaining safety and supported businesses to keep trading within our commercial properties.
Working in Capital Delivery, part of the Economic Growth and Housing Delivery Directorate, you will play a critical part in the continued transformation of the Council. The current capital budget for the Council includes £20 million p.a. on improving our schools and providing future places, and a 5-year investment plan in a corporate office, commercial and housing schemes. Key projects that the team is taking forward include:
- Fellowship Square – closure of older, less efficient offices and transfer of staff into a new civic building on the Town Hall campus. The feeder sites, along with areas of the Campus itself, will be redeveloped to deliver over 500 homes.
- Coronation Square – redevelopment of a prominent Council-owned site to deliver 750 new homes, a civic square, sports hall, health hub, nursery and retail and commercial space.
- Juniper House – delivery of 91 new homes, a new nursery and commercial space.
As a Project Manager, you will support construction projects with values from £200k up to £20 million from RIBA Stage 0 through to Stage 7.
As the successful candidate, you will manage projects through a team of internal and external consultants and contracted builders. As such, you will have over 3 years’ practical experience of project management and ideally be Prince2 qualified.
Evidence of successful working with, supporting and influencing clients and stakeholders is essential.
Waltham Forest has changed drastically. Good schools, great parks, excellent cultural facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home.
Working for Waltham Forest comes with a fantastic benefits package that prioritises a healthy work-life balance. As well as receiving a generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and flexible working opportunities, you’ll experience a fantastic, modern working environment with up to date tech service and plentiful opportunities for promotion and personal development.