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Senior Project Manager

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1277
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 65,025.00 - 68,439.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed
JOB DESCRIPTION

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: £65,025 - £68,439

Contract Type: Full time - Fixed Term (12 Months)

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: Wed 31/07/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): 05/08/2024

Reference:1277

About Us:

Here at Waltham Forest, we understand the power we have to inspire and create opportunities that have a transformative effect on the unique people that make up our borough.

Waltham Forest is a vibrant borough, rich in culture and diversity. It is nationally recognised as a great place to live and for businesses to call home. In every corner of our borough you will find people coming together and contributing to their communities in different ways.

However, nationally, and locally we recognise the challenges we all face are growing in complexity. Rising costs of living, demand for housing, economic uncertainty, and higher mortgage rates are making it harder for our residents to live in good quality affordable homes or to have access to the help and services they need locally.

We have adapted at speed to the current economic climate to deliver vital services for our businesses and residents during these difficult times. We've kept our major construction programmes delivering, whilst maintaining a focus on return on investment and maximising social value for our residents.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Capital Delivery Team within our Property and Delivery Division (winners of the LGC's Large Team of the Year award 2023) as a Senior Project Manager.

About the role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to deliver innovative capital delivery solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing Waltham Forest, including providing people with new affordable homes and local services. Working in Capital Delivery you will play a critical part in the continued transformation of the Council. The Capital Delivery Team delivers residential, mixed use, commercial, corporate office and education development projects.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of significant construction projects with values up to £200 million, from RIBA Stage 0 through to Stage 7. You will lead teams of internal and external consultants, and contracted builders, and need significant practical experience of infrastructure projects.

Prince2 and construction-related qualifications would be advantageous. Evidence of working with, supporting and influencing senior clients and stakeholders is essential.

We are keen to hear from all applicants who fit the criteria. Because we are clear that a combination of difference in our teams produces the best team performance, we are particularly keen to make sure that applicants with protected characteristics, including women, people from the global majority, LGBTQIA+ identifying genders and sexualities, neurodivergent or who identify as disabled, impaired, or differently abled. We recognise that what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances the Council's ability to deliver to our staff and residents.

If you are interested in being part of this exciting opportunity and working for an employer with flexible working options and award-winning family friendly policies, please apply.

Waltham Forest is a Disability Confident employer.

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Key Responsibilities:
To lead on complex projects from development, and delivery to completion, of any of the council's property capital projects To manage allocated professional staff and commissioned consultants to provide the appropriate range of property-related professional services and to procure the design and construction elements of construction related services for property projects To undertake the client side project and budget management of the programme To ensure stakeholders are fully informed throughout the development, design and delivery process, to enhance the service and corporate experience and improve the council's reputation To create business cases, option appraisals, project workbooks and follow project planning processes for the development and delivery phases of projects To deliver their allocated projects on time and within budgets To maintain accurate high-quality reporting of projects and programmes of work through the programme management office
Qualifications and Requirements:

Authoritative knowledge of development scheme methods, option appraisal, design and build, capital programme and project processes, UK building systems, policies and procedures.

At least 5 years post qualification experience in the construction/regeneration sector.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build relationships
Educated to degree standard or equivalent.

Relevant professional qualification.

Terms and conditions:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

Suitable driver's license; preferable but not essential

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Jon Hiscock, Head of corporate programmes jon.hiscock@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1277
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 65,025.00 - 68,439.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed