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Assistant Project Manager

About the role

You will provide support within the project management team to ensure the effective delivery of multiple projects of varying complexity and priority and ensuring you are adopting the latest process and governance solutions to provide the best outcomes. You will be a big part of achieving our net zero target through innovative design.

Overall purpose of this role:

The development and delivery of new transport infrastructure is vital to the future economic wellbeing of Cambridgeshire.

The skills required to deliver such a programme are considerable and require engineering knowledge and understanding of project and programme management, procurement and commissioning of infrastructure projects, stakeholder engagement, land negotiation, transport planning and statutory legal processes.

The Assistant Project Manager will support on key aspects of projects and work with the Project Manager to drive forward innovative ideas across a programme of schemes. The role is vital in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of schemes across a wide range of transport projects.

The role requires ensuring that our schemes meet the needs of users and the local community by seeking input through effective consultation with a wide range of stakeholder groups including Parish and District Councils, resident and campaign groups and businesses.  In addition, the Assistant Project Manager will develop effective processes to review and report on progress and implement robust programmes for projects. 

The role supports the Group Manager and other managers within the Project Delivery Directorate in delivering the Councils objectives, through joined-up service planning, community engagement and the flexible use of resources.

The Assistant Project Manager role is part of our Project Manager Progression Scheme, promoting development within our Project Delivery team and giving you the experience and opportunity for progression within our teams when roles come available.

To find out more about our team and the work that we do, visit https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/highway-jobs

For an informal conversation please contact Nicola Young, Group Manager Complex Infrastructure Project Delivery on nicola.young@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

To apply, please upload a document containing your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the attached person specification. Ensure your covering letter to support your CV is no more than two pages.

Applications are reviewed on a daily basis, please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once a successful candidate has been found.

About you

You will be capable of delivering a range of projects of varying complexity. Your ability to influence a number of stakeholders and professionals will be essential in this role. You will be keen to support positive project outcomes through effective risk, cost and quality management principles. Being motivated to make a visible difference to our communities and drive forward change to meet our net zero ambition is essential.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working (Including Term Time and Part Time opportunities where appropriate)
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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