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Project Delivery Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Engineering Services, Highways Delivery, Room 700, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RJ 


Closing date:28 November 2019 at midnight 

Grade 13 – Project Delivery Manager
Salary Range: £40,701 - £44,964
Exciting and newly created opportunities are available for Project Delivery Managers within the Council’s Engineering Services, Highways Delivery team. The role will be responsible for leading the design & delivery of major schemes & capital programmes.
The role will cover (but not be limited to):
• Responsibility for maintaining effective partnerships and working relationships with statutory, voluntary, private agencies and communities to promote and meet the Council’s and Department’s services and objectives.
• Support the performance management of services and teams through the departmental business planning process to drive continuous improvement in the delivery of Departmental and Service outcomes; monitoring & reporting on progress as required.
• Deputise for the Team Manager as appropriate.
• Take a lead role in the delivery of improvement programmes and projects, including design, estimating, consultations, contract management and supervision, to ensure that these meet current standards and that schemes are delivered to time, quality & cost.
• Commission and manage providers through new and existing contract for all types of civil engineering projects and help identify and develop supply markets.
• Be responsible for the management of project teams, ensuring the effective & efficient provision of appropriate customer focused, high quality services in accordance with County Council policies, Government & legislative requirements.
• Support the performance management of services and teams through the departmental business planning process to drive continuous improvement in the delivery of Departmental & Service outcomes; monitoring & reporting on progress as required.
• A degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent qualification (e.g. BTEC Higher in Civil Engineering or Construction Management) together with evidence of continued learning and development (such as working towards I.Eng or C.Eng ).
• Experience of developing and project managing strategic civil engineering projects and works programmes, including feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed design, engaging in ECI, preparing estimates/target prices, undertaking consultations, contract administration, technical site supervision or financial monitoring and payments.
• Experience of working in a commercial environment and delivering projects to time, quality and cost.
• Extensive knowledge of Conditions of contract; Ideally NEC4 (but other large Framework Agreement experience such as JCT or FAC will be considered) Engineering & Construction Contract, Term Service Contract & Professional Services Contract.
• Excellent communication & presentation skills including the ability to shape and influence successful outcomes and to continue to build on the credibility of the Council and its services.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Jonathan McGuinness, Tel: 0116 305 6186 Email:
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.
We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Jonathan McGuinness to discuss what is possible for this role.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
Please apply sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words, should cover where you meet or exceed the essential criteria in the Person Specification and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
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