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Project Manager

About the role

As one of our project managers, you will be responsible for delivering 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.

Importantly, the Project Manager has responsibility for driving 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.

In addition, the role requires a strong ability to bring together a wide range of stakeholder groups including Parish and District Councils, resident and campaign groups and businesses, setting delivery outcomes for projects and defining service outcomes across a range of needs – e.g., community engagement, maximising contract savings and achieving value for money.

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

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.

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 in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

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.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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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