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Senior Project Manager

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is offering exciting opportunities, across a number of roles, within the Design and Delivery Team.

The Design and Delivery Team deliver diverse and varied programmes of work throughout Cambridgeshire working within our communities to improve our infrastructure and active travel potential. 

Each of these roles will be responsible for one of the following portfolios –

Major Maintenance – You will lead on the design and delivery of a varied, capitally funded portfolio of complex maintenance projects countywide across our carriageway, footway, and drainage programmes. In year delivery is essential whilst working across a high-volume portfolio with a cumulative budget of c.£9,000,000.

Delivering Transport Strategy Aims and Section 106 – You will lead on developing, designing, and delivering a varied countywide capitally funded improvement programme, with individual schemes up to the value of £500,000. This portfolio could include public realm enhancements or active travel related improvements to popular walking and cycling routes across the county.

Local Highway Improvements, 20mph and Privately Funded Highway Improvements – You will lead on developing, designing, and delivering a varied capitally funded countywide local improvement programme, with individual schemes up to the value of c.£50,000. This portfolio will include delivering highway improvements at a local level, at the request of third parties in the community such a parish or town councils. The types of projects you will be leading on could include traffic calming, zebra crossings and speed limit changes.

What will you be doing?

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 Senior Project Manager has responsibility for managing our project management resources and coordinating programme demands. Using industry experience to manage expectations, effectively challenge and drive delivery is imperative. 

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. Effectively leading groups, boards and delivering papers at committee will be key to achieving successful outcomes in this role. 

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

About you

You will be capable of leading a team of industry experts delivering design and construction projects. Your ability to influence our strategic direction and communicate with a range of stakeholders and teams will be essential in this role

Across all three roles you will need to work closely with our in-house design team to design and deliver an integrated work programme. Collaboration, enthusiasm, determination, and an attention to detail are a must, as well as a focus on delivering value for money and getting it right first time for our communities.

You will be responsible for ensuring that health, safety, and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do and deliver. All three roles will include the line management of project management professionals and apprentices who you will help reach their potential.

For an informal conversation please contact Joshua Rutherford, Group Manager Design & Delivery via email -

Please ensure your covering letter is no more than 2 pages, and clearly identifies which of the three roles available you are applying for.

Applications are reviewed weekly, please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once successful candidates have been found.

Our benefits

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

  • Flexible working
  • 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.

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 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.


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